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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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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

Building a performance system for IT
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Today’s enterprises should have a performance system—a means to transparently measure and manage progress against business goals. This white paper documents the requirements of an effective IT performance system and introduces a set of KPIs and best practices that leaders within different IT domains can use to improve performance.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 02 Mar 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

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

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Performance: Specvirt™ Benchmark
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this essential white paper to compare the costs, performance and complexity of VMware vSphere 4 against RHEV.
Posted: 02 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Red Hat

Virtualizing Enterprise SAP Software Deployments
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: Because SAP systems are critical to business operations, companies must ensure that they remain consistently available. This white paper explains how you can leverage virtualization to consolidate SAP servers without compromising the reliability of these crucial applications.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2011

SUSE

Exclusive Comparison of Server Performance and Power Consumption
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Choosing the right hardware for your virtual environment can be a painstaking process, especially since it is difficult to predict how a platform will perform once it is deployed. This white paper examines one hardware configuration and measures the number of orders per minute and virtual machines it can support.
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Data Sheet: ORSYP Capacity Optimization Assessment
sponsored by ORSYP
WHITE PAPER: Discover how performance and capacity management software can help prevent your infrastructure from becoming too complex and costly to operate. This white paper outlines how your organisation can optimise their IT environment with this software.
Posted: 31 May 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

ORSYP

Performance Management for IBM POWER
sponsored by ORSYP
WHITE PAPER: Discover a management tool that monitors virtualised infrastructure, diagnoses performance problems and minimises workloads. Read on to learn how your organisation can see benefits like minimised downtime, streamlined management and more.
Posted: 29 May 2012 | Published: 29 May 2012

ORSYP

Testing and Quality Management - Best Practices
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn the best practices for testing and configuration that Aberdeen's best-in-class designated organizations used to reduce operating costs by 26% and improve process efficiencies by 41% so you can adopt them to create a streamlined, stable IT environment for your business.
Posted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Cabot Partners: Optimizing Business Value for Midsized SAP Landscapes with IBM PowerLinux: Simpler by Design
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: x86-based Linux platforms may seem like an affordable option for supporting SAP workloads, but ongoing maintenance costs quickly exceed the low acquisition costs of these architectures. Learn about a recommended alternative that can be integrated with virtualization and find out why it is ideally suited for your SAP environment.
Posted: 26 Apr 2012 | Published: 26 Apr 2012

IBM

Load Testing 2.0 for Web 2.0: Simplifying performance validation for Rich Internet Applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Before Ajax or other RIA technologies can be ready for prime time in your business, you need to verify that they can deliver enterprise-scale performance that won't lag or crash under peak loads. Read this white paper to learn best practices for load testing that will help you make sure that they're ready.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

Service Virtualization: Reduce the time and cost to develop and test modern, composite applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how developers and testers can leverage service virtualization to reduce software business risk, minimize delays, increase software quality, meet SLAs for performance and quality, maximize team productivity, and support globalization.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Boeing Commercial Aviation Services IT performance, availability, customer satisfaction soars
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This case study details how Boeing's Commercial Aviation Services division leveraged application performance management (APM) tools to improve availability of business critical applications; empower application teams to take ownership of system availability and performance; streamline business processes; and lower costs.
Posted: 22 Dec 2011 | Published: 31 Aug 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

The top 10 misconceptions about performance and availability monitoring
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the 10 common misunderstandings about monitoring of today's complex, distributed, and service-oriented applications and offers suggestions for implementing complete business-focused, adaptable monitoring strategies.
Posted: 21 Dec 2011 | Published: 14 Dec 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Optimizing Datacenter and Cloud Performance: The TeamQuest Approach
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing is becoming more common across organizations, but what are effective ways to help maximize what this application has to offer? Check out this IDC survey and learn how utilizing capacity management while moving to the cloud can help optimize your IT infrastructure to better meet business needs.
Posted: 20 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

Cisco Tidal Assessment Service for SAP Performance
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to discover how to improve overall application functioning by identifying and remediating performance issues and hidden pain points throughout your SAP environment.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Endpoint Protection Performance Benchmarks
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: View this endpoint protection performance benchmark report to explore the impact of GFI Software on system performance for its end users based on a set of objective metrics including: installation time, boot time, average CPU usage, memory usage and more.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

GFI Software

VMware vSphere 4 Performance on Cisco Unified Computing System
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the performance figures obtained by the Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager Virtual Appliance (VA) running on VMware vSphere 4.0, which was installed on a Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).
Posted: 07 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

Riverbed Technology, 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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