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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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CW+: Quocirca report: Enterprise performance management cycle 2
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: In February 2009, Quocirca interviewed 800 individuals across 8 geographies for their views on, and usage of, enterprise performance management (EPM) tools and processes.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+: Quocirca report: Enterprise performance management
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Monitoring, measuring and reporting on the financial health of an organisation is a basic need that requires effective tools and processes to optimise the end result.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+ Quocirca report: Beating IT recession blues
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: IT spending is often an issue for any organisation, but especially in harsh economic times it is even more important to see what benefit IT brings to the business. This report looks at the degree to which UK organisations understand what IT is doing for their business, and in particular how some companies measure this and benefit from it.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Oct 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Maximizing Data Center Efficiency, Capacity and Availability through Integrated Infrastructure
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to get best practices on addressing the typical infrastructure challenges facing today’s data center managers. Discover how an integrated infrastructure can address an organization’s unique business needs while increasing efficiency, ensuring availability and reducing cost of deployment or ownership.
Posted: 07 Jul 2011 | Published: 07 Jul 2011

Emerson Network Power

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.

Offshoring ETL Development in EPM projects
sponsored by Hexaware Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the benefits of off-shoring and the challenges that stand in the way of a successful outsourced project.
Posted: 01 Nov 2011 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Hexaware Technologies

Top 10 Tips for Optimizing SQL Server Performance
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this new white paper, discover the top 10 tips to get the most from SQL Server. Learn the things you need to know about SQL Server performance and how these optimization tricks and strategies will help take mediocre SQL performance to new heights.
Posted: 03 Oct 2011 | Published: 28 Sep 2011

Dell Software

Beyond Provisioning
sponsored by BMC-Accenture
WHITE PAPER: Once a cloud has been designed and is up and running, it’s important to optimize it to deliver top quality service to each of its users. Yet to do so, IT pros must proactively monitor for performance issues and maintain optimal use of capacity resources. This paper highlights 3 key components to be aware of when monitoring performance issues.
Posted: 31 Aug 2011 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

BMC-Accenture

CIOs Say: Application Performance is Top Priority, End User is King
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This IDG Research Services study demonstrates that CIOs and IT leaders recognize the business impact of application performance. It's all about end-user and customer satisfaction, increasing productivity, and lowering costs. 
Posted: 08 Jun 2011 | Published: 08 Jun 2011

CA Technologies.

An introduction to load testing for Web applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the importance of measuring application performance and provides best practices for load and performance testing. Inside, discover the components of a successful testing process and suggestions for testing software designed to provider quick, accurate and thorough performance validation.
Posted: 27 May 2011 | Published: 27 May 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Optimizing Desktop Virtualization with Dell Equallogic Hybrid Arrays
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In recent years, we have witnessed great technology leaps from all of the leading VDI software vendors. In this part of our series, we take a close look at a recent performance benchmark to evaluate in detail how Dell’s innovations reduce complexity, improve performance and lower the cost of VDI.
Posted: 26 Apr 2011 | Published: 26 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.

Application Quality Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how AQM solutions include thorough testing capabilities that can help users identify application quality and performance issues prior to deployment, saving valuable time, money and reputation.
Posted: 13 Apr 2011 | Published: 01 Mar 2010

Oracle Corporation

Quick Guide: Getting to Grips with Service Desk Metrics
sponsored by Citrix Online UK
WHITE PAPER: This quick guide from Service Desk Institute identifies the most popular industry metrics that you should be employing, considers the best ways to measure them and demonstrates how to utilise these measures to improve your service delivery.
Posted: 05 Apr 2011 | Published: 05 Apr 2011

Citrix Online UK

Azul Pauseless Garbage Collection: Improving Application Scalability and Predictability
sponsored by Azul Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines garbage collection issues such as concurrent marking and concurrent relocation, as well as, benefits of acheiving pauseless garbage collection compared to traditional collection approaches.
Posted: 17 Mar 2011 | Published: 17 Mar 2011

Azul Systems, Inc

Excerpts from Virus Bulletin Comparative Reviews August-December 2010
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: The basic requirements for a product to achieve VB100 certification status are that a product detects, both on demand and on access, in its default settings, all malware known to be ‘In the Wild’ at the time of the review, and generates no false positives when scanning a set of clean files.
Posted: 16 Mar 2011 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

ESET

Storage Switzerland - The Case for Scale-out NAS
sponsored by Isilon Systems UK
WHITE PAPER: Senior Analyst, George Crump, reviews how Scale-out storage can resolve short and long term storage I/O performance bottlenecks and outpace the performance capabilities of traditional storage architectures.
Posted: 17 Feb 2011 | Published: 17 Feb 2011

Isilon Systems UK

Raining on Your Cloud Business: How the Wrong Storage Selection Can Increase Costs, Lower Margins, and Slow Growth
sponsored by Xiotech Corporation
WHITE PAPER: It’s vital when selecting storage for a cloud service provider to consider the performance, management, and reliability characteristics as they have a direct relationship to gross margin over time. Check out this paper to see how Xiotech ISE delivers a straight-line, highly profitable foundation for a cloud business model.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Xiotech Corporation

Virtualization of SAP Applications with VMware vSphere on IBM System x3850 X5
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization plays a major role in driving improvements in SAP landscapes. IBM System x and BladeCenter servers with eX5 Technology offer customers benefits including higher utilization, reduced maintenance costs, easier administration and faster response to changing business needs.
Posted: 19 Jan 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

IBM
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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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