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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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Performance Testing Reports
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Transcript: Continuous Testing: How to streamline Citrix Performance, Regression, and Security Testing
sponsored by Citrix and NRG Global
TRANSCRIPT: This transcript reveals how you can use a continuous testing strategy to incorporate any alterations into your environment quickly and with confidence.
Posted: 01 Dec 2015 | Published: 01 Dec 2015

Citrix and NRG Global

Security, Performance, and Availability Monitoring Solutions for Today's Data Center
sponsored by AccelOps Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the challenges MSPs face and how they can gain full visibility and control of their customers' entire infrastructure – servers, storage, virtualized server and storage, networks, security devices, applications and users – all from a single pane of glass.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 15 Mar 2013

AccelOps Inc.

SQL Server Query Tuning for Oracle – Getting it Right the First Time
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: How can organizations go above and beyond the raw data to uncover valuable performance tuning tips?Discover a proven process for query tuning for Oracle so that you can get it right the first time. Access now to get the 4 fundamental steps in the process.
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2015

SolarWinds, Inc.

SQL Server Query Tuning for SQL Server – Getting it Right the First Time
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: How can organizations go above and beyond the raw data to uncover valuable performance tuning tips? Discover a proven process for query tuning for SQL server so that you can get it right the first time. Access now to get the 4 fundamental steps in the process.
Posted: 13 Oct 2015 | Published: 13 Oct 2015

SolarWinds, Inc.

Change Your Desktops, Change Your Business
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
DATA SHEET: Access this data sheet to find out how replacing legacy desktop towers with either all-in-one PCs or mini desktops can impact your organization and help to boost your competitive edge.
Posted: 07 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Mongo DIY vs. Mongo Managed
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE: The following resource contains an infographic highlighting key considerations for running MongoDB at scale in comparison to leveraging a managed service like ObjectRocket. Discover details on provisioning, scaling, and more.
Posted: 28 Sep 2015 | Published: 13 Nov 2014


The impact of virtualization security on your VDI environment
sponsored by BitDefender
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines how the impact of endpoint security on virtualized environments is directly related to the achievable consolidation ratios (the number of virtual machines that can be run on each physical host).
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015


6 tasks you can't do with traditional IT operations tools
sponsored by VMware
DATA SHEET: Access this datasheet to learn six tasks you can't do with traditional IT operations tools and find out how an operations management tool for virtual and cloud infrastructures gives you at-a-glance dashboard visibility into performance issues.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


Download the NeoLoad Free Edition
sponsored by Neotys
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: NeoLoad can help you safely conduct tests in production and how to re-use those same test designs to conduct proactive monitoring in production with NeoSense. Download your free edition of NeoLoad today.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Premiered: 10 Aug 2015


Jboss Enterprise Middleware Healthcheck Service
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how an enterprise middleware health check can help ensure your enterprise application platform is operating at maximum security and efficiency.
Posted: 29 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

Red Hat

Managed Solutions for Red Hat JBoss Middleware
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how managed solutions can assist in deploying, managing, and monitoring middleware productions, applications and services.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 May 2013

Red Hat

Choosing Between Cloud Computing and Virtualization
sponsored by Schneider Electric
EGUIDE: Access this exclusive e-guide to uncover cloud computing and server virtualization facts to help you decide which approach is right for your organization. Also, learn if data size really does matter in virtualization and DCIM decisions.
Posted: 24 Jul 2015 | Published: 24 Jul 2015

Schneider Electric

Ecommerce & Media Websites: A Custom Private Cloud to Handle Your Complex Website Requirements
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: E-commerce and media-rich websites require robust infrastructure, security, compliance, and high availability. A custom private cloud can handle these complex websites. Read this white paper to find out how to support the needs of these websites.
Posted: 05 Jun 2015 | Published: 18 May 2015


Indiana University Speeds Performance Tuning and Diagnostics for Oracle and SQL Server on VMWare
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Discover how Indiana University was able to achieve faster more proactive identification of the root cause of their critical database performance issues.
Posted: 02 Jun 2015 | Published: 02 Jun 2015

SolarWinds, Inc.

Mining Valuable Data from Financial Analysis
sponsored by Tagetik Software
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, Dave Murray, Director of Thought Leadership for the Professional Networking and Research Organization, shares answers from top executives on how they successfully managed financial data for planning and analysis.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 22 May 2015

Tagetik Software

Infographic: Drive Better Data Economics
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: The traditional approach to storing information causes performance problems and creates data bottlenecks. In fact, 78% of CFOs report that pressure is high to control storage costs and increase efficiency. This infographic introduces a different approach to storage that drives better data economics.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Apr 2015


Empower a Mobile Workforce with Secure App Delivery
sponsored by Citrix
WEBCAST: In this webcast, discover several top use cases for application virtualization, complete with real world customer examples. Additionally, learn about common business challenges facing the industry today.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Mar 27, 2015


The Money Story
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for seven stiflers that limit leadership's ability to know what is going on in the organization to make informed, insightful, and assertive decisions that drive profitable business growth.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 17 Mar 2015


Simplify HR to Drive Performance Leading HR Organization Share Their Strategies
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for six examples of different real-life examples of methods and strategies to drive performance.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 12 Sep 2012


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


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®

Allocate virtual desktop hardware resources with proper benchmarking
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn why accounting for demand spikes is so crucial before moving desktops to a virtual environment and discover three ways to ensure sufficient virtual desktop hardware resources.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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

Goodbye to Windows Server 2003. Hello HP. Successfully migrate to the New Style of IT
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: Read this transcript for five considerations that will convince you to migrate from Windows Server 2003.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015


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.
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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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