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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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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®

Increase employee engagement and productivity through workforce analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights how linking engagement data with key performance indicators can help businesses make sense of employee engagement.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Confidence in your Data Center
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

Allocate virtual desktop hardware resources with proper benchmarking
sponsored by Dell
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

What's New In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
sponsored by Red Hat
DATA SHEET: Access this data sheet to explore the latest release from Red Hat Enterprise Linux and how it's providing the necessary resources for organizations to innovate and manage computing environments more efficiently. Discover how this operating system is preserving current investments by integrating seamlessly into your existing infrastructure.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Red Hat

Application Delivery Controller 2014 Brand Leader Report
sponsored by Citrix
RESOURCE: Check out this 2014 Application Delivery Controller Brand Leader Report to learn how brand leadership resonates among different product categories by using several independent, non-sponsored surveys.
Posted: 24 Dec 2014 | Published: 24 Dec 2014

Citrix

Three Key Objectives for Mobile Testing
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to learn how you can gain control and security over your mobile applications, broken down into 3 simple steps.
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Utilize the Cloud to Reduce Help-Desk Ticket Volume
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Check out this case study to discover a robust, reliable and scalable application value management (AVM) platform that helped Cognizant Technology reduce ticket volume by 80%.
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 May 2014

IBM

Debunking the Top Five Myths about Mobile Application Performance Testing
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

HP Application Performance Analytics
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
DATA SHEET: In this resource, discover a solution that is designed to analyze poorly performing business transactions and drill down into the root cause of performance issues.
Posted: 19 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Mar 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

All-Flash Array Workload Characterization
sponsored by NetApp
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: This technical report details the results of workload characterizations on an SSD storage solution as well as best practices and observations.
Posted: 17 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

NetApp

Why the Horizon 6 with View + Vblock Specialized System is Superior
sponsored by VCE
VIDEO: Access this video to explore a VDI solution built on converged infrastructures that securely delivers desktops, applications, and online services to end users across devices and locations through a unified workspace. Discover how this system is using all-flash storage arrays to deliver the high-performance required for VDI environments.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Premiered: 12 Dec 2014

VCE

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

Case Study: Wine.com Elevates Customer Experience with Next Generation ADC
sponsored by Radware
CASE STUDY: This white paper highlights how one particular retailer was able to increase its website performance significantly with the help of a virtual appliance load balancer and virtual application delivery controllers.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

Radware

Get insight now: How do users view your web page?
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why website speed is so vital for the retail industry, and has a major effect on sales for ecommerce.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Sep 2014

Radware

Case Study: Luxury Travel Accelerates Website More Than 200% for Worldwide Customers
sponsored by Radware
CASE STUDY: Luxury Travel sees 200% improvement in the delivery of the Kiwi Collection homepage on a global basis, reducing the average home page load time from 13.3 seconds to 6.4 seconds.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Radware

Harnessing the Power of Citrix HDX Technology
sponsored by Citrix Ready and 10ZiG
VIDEO: This brief video explores the HDX components and hardware specifications which make a Citrix dual core zero client solution the most powerful and best performing Citrix Zero Client on the market.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Premiered: 16 Sep 2014

Citrix Ready and 10ZiG

In the Easy Tier: Performance Management Made Easy
sponsored by IBM
PODCAST: This exclusive podcast takes an in-depth look at performance management through software defined storage. Tune in to learn more and take the first step towards a better storage virtualization experience.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Premiered: Nov 13, 2014

IBM

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reference Architecture
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

Application lifecycle management needs a unified DevOps approach
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Access this e-guide to discover the benefits of using a unified DevOps approach and how to maximize its potential within your ALM strategy.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2014

IBM

ATC Test Labs - Multi-Vendor Showcase Designed to Simplify the Complex
sponsored by NetApp and WWT
WHITE PAPER: This multi-vendor showcase is designed to offload expensive and time-consuming internal test processes and assist in solution development. Read on to find out more about flash storage use cases and benefits.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

NetApp and WWT

Dell Compellent's storage solution for Microsoft Exchange Server
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The ESRP – Storage program was developed by Microsoft Corporation to provide a common storage testing framework for vendors to provide information on its storage solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server software.This white paper looks at the results of testing perform on a storage center solution.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc.

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: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Red Hat

Realizing the Value of Operational Analytics with Splunk and Red Hat
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
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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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