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DEFINITION: Performance testing is the process of determining the speed or effectiveness of a computer, network, software program or device. This process can involve quantitative tests done in a lab, such as measuring the response time or the number of MIPS (millions of instructions per second) at which a system functions. Qualitative attributes such as reliability, scalability and interoperability may also be  … 
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The State of Cloud Storage
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This industry report – "The State of Cloud Storage" – compares performance, availability and scalability of cloud storage providers (CSPs). Read on to evaluate which CSPs enable the highest quality of service for today's organizations, based on this study's research findings.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Nasuni Corporation

Comparison Guide: Riverbed SteelCentral vs. Fluke Networks
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the primary functions under the "performance management" umbrella, from network mapping to end-user experience, and describes one company's approach to tackling all of the use cases and demands of IT in this arena.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Containers Tech Brief
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper shows you how packaging applications with Linux containers addresses these problems related to application testing and provides an easier and faster application deployment model.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 02 Jul 2014

Red Hat

Identity Management Tool: Scalability Test Results & Analysis
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: For many organizations, it's never been more important to have an identity management strategy that can scale to support increasing and decreasing numbers of users. In this white paper, explore the performance test results of one identity management tool for user populations of up to 100 million
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

CA Technologies.

Viewing Application Performance from the End-User Perspective
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces Application-Aware Network Performance Management, which quickly identifies the root cause of performance issues within a complex application environment.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

Fluke Networks

Load Testing in Agile Environments: Overcome the Challenges
sponsored by Neotys
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper is intended to not only outline some of the challenges of load and performance testing in an Agile environment, but also provide key best practices like prioritizing performance goals and automating testing with Continuous Integration servers like Jenkins.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 28 May 2014

Neotys

Ixia Black Book: 802.11ac Wi-Fi Benchmarking
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: Examine 802.11ac Wi-Fi test methodologies in this white paper, which provides insight into the capabilities and features that matter most.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

Ixia

Fixed Before It's Broken - The Art and Science of Predictive Maintenance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access the following infographic to uncover how predictive maintenance can effectively assure asset performance and production quality, ultimately enabling maximized value at every step in the production process.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 05 Feb 2014

IBM

Improving Windows Client Performance and Security: An Impact Comparison of AC and Traditional AV
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This Tolly Test report compares the effectiveness of both anti-virus and application control solutions to help you decide which would work best for your enterprise. View now to uncover which approach provides greater performance across diverse workloads and protects against more threats to keep your endpoints safe and secure.
Posted: 24 Jul 2013 | Published: 03 May 2013

Lumension

6 step plan for proactive integration testing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn strategic approaches to integration testing that will mitigate the risks of system change and improve quality.
Posted: 16 May 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

IBM

Performance and Troubleshooting with esxtop
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource introduces and gives examples of how the esxtop utility can help address performance problems.
Posted: 03 May 2013 | Published: 02 May 2013

Global Knowledge

IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the five imperatives of application lifecycle management (ALM) and explore a technology designed to accelerate the delivery of quality software without sacrificing effective ALM.
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Application Testing Survey Results
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Software testing is a critical component of application delivery -- no matter what industry you're in -- in order to ensure applications meet your business needs. Unfortunately, software testing is often underfunded -- so how are successful organizations balancing budgets with testing strategies?
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

AdvizeX Technologies

Xangati VDI Dashboard Overview
sponsored by Xangati
WHITE PAPER: This webcast explores a VDI “dashboard” system that can allow you to monitor and actively maintain clients, desktops, hosts, application servers and more.
Posted: 11 Dec 2013 | Published: 11 Dec 2013

Xangati

VDI Customer Case Study: Euclid Insurance
sponsored by Xangati
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how one organization was able to leverage a performance management solution to monitor their virtual environment, locate problem-causing elements and prevent them from causing further issues for IT and users.
Posted: 09 Dec 2013 | Published: 09 Dec 2013

Xangati

Storage Infrastructure Performance Validation
sponsored by LoadDynamix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a cost-efficient performance validation approach designed to deliver high performance, practical and accurate workloads, and increased decision-making speed.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 01 Nov 2013

LoadDynamix

Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying VMware View 5.1 on VMware vSphere 5.0 U1 with Dell EqualLogic Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper presents the results of a series of storage I/O performance tests and provides storage sizing guidance and best practices based on those results for a VMware View based VDI solution.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc.

Reduce risk of applicationfailures: HP Testing and QA Services At A Glance
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: View this resource to learn more about how you can deliver quality management and testing services to eliminate waste in the systems engineering process and reduce the risk of system outages from software failures.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM FlashSystem 820: Best Practices and Performance Capabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper documents best practice configurations for integrating flash with a block storage virtualization appliance. It also details the potential performance gains that such systems can provide and information about your options for cache usage and real-time compression.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013

IBM

Network Forensics in a 10G World
sponsored by WildPackets, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource outlines the challenges inherent to 10G network forensics, explains why traditional network analysis is ineffective, and offers guidance on how to build and deploy effective forensics in a 10G world.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

WildPackets, Inc.

Killer Apps Survey 2013
sponsored by IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES
WHITE PAPER: Gain insight into the current state of application performance problems and discover how application performance management is critical to overcoming these challenges.
Posted: 28 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES

Integrate Rational ALM applications with SAP Solution Manager
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To support effective collaboration, IT teams need to unify and expedite the delivery of SAP and other critical business systems. In this resource, learn how to leverage an ALM platform and other tools that help your respond to the difficulty of managing change in SAP environments quickly and without breaking the bank.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Performance testing for mobile applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews key mobile trends and analyzes how performance testers must change their testing methodologies to ensure they are accounting for thechanges caused by mobile usage.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Cloud Testing Production Applications CloudTest Strategy and Approach
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Creating the right cloud application performance testing environment is critical. Failing to do so impacts revenue, customer retention, and brand visibility. Read this paper to learn three key areas of consideration when testing in production and how implementing the right methodology will achieve high confidence testing in production.
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 | Published: 17 Sep 2012

SOASTA, Inc

5 Fallacies About the Role of Learning Content in Talent Management
sponsored by Skillsoft
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper identifies 5 of the most common fallacies about the role of learning content in talent management, and clears away the confusion by offering truths about how learning content integrates into a well-developed talent management strategy. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 28 Aug 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Skillsoft
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PERFORMANCE TESTING DEFINITION (continued): …  evaluated. Performance testing is often done in conjunction with stress testing.Performance testing can verify that a system meets the specifications claimed by its manufacturer or vendor. The process can compare two or more devices or programs in terms of parameters such as speed, data transfer rate, bandwidth, throughput, efficiency or reliability. Performance testing can also be used as a diagnostic aid in locating communications bottlenecks. Often a system will work much better if a problem is resolved at a single point or in a single component. For example, even the fastest computer will … 
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