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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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Avoid VDI Performance Problems
sponsored by LoginVSI
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of testing in your desktop virtualization environment in order to avoid performance problems. Find out tips for testing in both the project planning stage and the production stage and learn about an organization that delivers testing strategies for virtualized desktops and server environments.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

LoginVSI

Where's the Next Growth Opportunity for Cloud and Hosting Providers?
sponsored by Solidfire
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover concepts that provide direction to help cloud and managed hosting service providers think about where to place their three-to five-year technology bets.
Posted: 09 Mar 2015 | Published: 09 Mar 2015

Solidfire

Dell notebooks are the most reliable according to Customer Satisfaction Research
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Inside this study, discover five key areas where enterprise customers value a notebook vendor and find out how Dell performed in each of the core areas of the study when compared to the market.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Storage in the era of cloud and big data: The advantages of SSDs over HDDs
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: Inside this white paper, explore the causes of the shift in the approach to storage from the amount of storage needed to how that storage will be used. Also, discover how traditional hard disk drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD) compare to each other.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Overcome Your Data Center Storage Challenges
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a software and hardware solutions that balance reliability, availability, and data protection of storage in the data center to suit end-users unique needs. Find out how these solutions work efficiently and seamlessly with your existing infrastructure to help maximize you IT investments.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Accelerate Business Operations with Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to find out how you can accelerate business operations by implementing the cloud.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

IBM

Mobile Application Performance Testing Resolve These 5 Misleading Myths
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the challenges and myths of mobile application performance testing, and gain insight into the proven tools and techniques that are required to accurately test, validate and optimize mobile application performance.
Posted: 19 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Mar 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Implementing Quality of Service (QoS) in Cisco Nexus Data Center Switches
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The focus of this white paper is about how Quality of Service (QoS) is highly relevant in networks within an organization and for service providers.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

The Ease of Integrating All-Flash and SQL
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to get all the details on deploying an SQL Server on a Flash Array including volume layout, storage provisioning, host connectivity, and backup and recovery.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Pure Storage

Realizing the Value of Operational Analytics
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to find out how operational analytics can enable your business to analyze and mine streams of machine-generated data to provide real-time insight into enterprise operations.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

Red Hat

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

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

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.

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

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

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 Load DynamiX
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

Load DynamiX

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
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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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