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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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Mercury Customer Perspective: Using Mercury TestDirector to Develop a Software Defect Reporting and Resolution Process
sponsored by Mercury
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper a Mercury user shares her unique viewpoint and wealth of experience gained from using Mercury TestDirector to support a variety of large-scale projects, the setup and management of the processes, and how easy the processe...
Posted: 20 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

Mercury

Load Testing: Mitigating Risk before Go-live
sponsored by Mercury
WHITE PAPER: The role of enterprise software is to facilitate and optimize business processes. Testing of new, upgraded, and newly integrated software applications, before they go live, is one proven way to mitigate the risk.
Posted: 16 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Mercury

Ensuring the Health of Tomorrow's Fiber LANs - Part II: OTDR Trace Analysis -- Become an Expert Troubleshooter with Advanced OTDR Trace Analysis
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: Experience designing cable and network testers has enabled a breakthrough in automated fiber trace analysis. This white paper discusses how an OTDR detects and analyzes test results, and explains expected and unexpected trace data from fiber networks.
Posted: 09 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Fluke Networks

Cisco Wide Area Applications Services (WAAS) Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) can accelerate a range of business applications, including Microsoft Exchange, file sharing and web applications.
Posted: 16 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Managing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As the data center becomes more standardized, centralized management of the systems resources through tools like the Microsoft Office Manager (MOM) becomes possible. Find out how MOM can quickly respond to hardware failure for SQL Server
Posted: 18 Sep 2006 | Published: 15 Sep 2006

Dell, Inc.

Testing SOA Applications and Services
sponsored by Mercury
WHITE PAPER: Learn how testing the quality of an SOA allows organizations to optimize the use of IT resources and reuse services across multiple applications and ultimately enhance business agility.
Posted: 06 Sep 2006 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

Mercury

Ensuring the Health of Tomorrow's Fiber LANs - Part 1: How to Choose an OTDR to Test and Troubleshoot LAN Infrastructure
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper clears up misinformation about OTDR specifications, interpretation, and measurement methods. It describes how LAN OTDRs differ from Telco OTDRs, how to develop an understanding of specifications and how to make informed comparisons.
Posted: 21 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2005

Fluke Networks

Integrating Load Testing with Development Analysis
sponsored by Compuware Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Ensuring user responsiveness in distributed enterprise applications doesn't have to be difficult. Learn how to provide information needed to diagnose and fix performance issues by combining solutions for load testing and performance analysis.
Posted: 15 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

Compuware Corporation

Mercury Customer Perspective: How to Automate Testing - without Aggravating Testers
sponsored by Mercury
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives practical advice, based on the experiences and lessons learned by Michael Anthony of Iron Mountain, about how to integrate automation into testing processes - without alienating your testing team.
Posted: 06 Mar 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

Mercury

Mercury Customer Perspective: Mercury LoadRunner - Tips and Tricks for Configuration, Scripting, and Execution
sponsored by Mercury
WHITE PAPER: This guide provides tips and tricks for Mercury LoadRunner® configuration, scripting, and execution. Learn best practices from experienced Mercury LoadRunner users.
Posted: 06 Mar 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

Mercury

How Aventail SSL VPNs Test against Leading IPSec Solutions: A Head-to-Head Review Comparing Cisco, Sonicwall, and Aventail VPNs
sponsored by Aventail
WHITE PAPER: An Aventail SSL VPN is designed to deliver clientless access to any application, from any location, making it the first SSL VPN that can replace IPSec VPNs for any remote access need.
Posted: 23 Oct 2005 | Published: 01 Oct 2005

Aventail

Rapid Bottleneck Identification™: A Better Way to Load Test
sponsored by Empirix
WHITE PAPER: RBI can have a dramatic impact on the productivity of your testing team, and on the quality of your applications.
Posted: 20 Sep 2005 | Published: 01 Sep 2005

Empirix

New Revenue Streams with MPLS Service Differentiation: Public Interoperability Event Test Plan and Results
sponsored by RAD Data Communications
WHITE PAPER: This interoperability event has been organized by the MPLS & Frame Relay Alliance and the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC), and hosted by Upperside.
Posted: 30 Mar 2005 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

RAD Data Communications

Enhanced Backup: Why Quantum DX30?
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The job of the Quantum DX30 is to provide enhanced backup protection to the vast majority of those business applications that cannot justify being re-engineered for mirroring and/or remote replication.
Posted: 27 Feb 2003 | Published: 01 Jan 2003

Quantum Corporation

Performance Testing IBM MQSeries* Infrastructures
sponsored by CommerceQuest, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: MQTester for LoadRunner allows you to harness the leading testing technology of Mercury Interactive for your MQSeries applications.
Posted: 18 Feb 2002 | Published: 01 Jan 2002

CommerceQuest, Inc.
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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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