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

IBM

Banner Bank Case Study
sponsored by AppSense
CASE STUDY: Find out how AppSense Performance manager can help to improve the capabilities of each virtual machine by supporting increasing applications.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

AppSense

Deploying a successful VDI project and monitoring performance
sponsored by Aternity
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide to understand the necessary steps to take for a successful VDI deployment. Also learn the difference between performance monitoring and user experience monitoring.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Aternity

Evaluate Several ADC solutions To Find the Best Fit For a Data Center
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a look at the performance of several NetScaler models compared to other ADC solutions.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Nov 2014

Citrix

Tolly Report: NetScaler Outperform the Competition By Up to 4.8 Times
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a look at the performance of several NetScaler models compared to other ADC solutions.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Nov 2014

Citrix

Select the Best Fit Network Management System (NMS) For Your Business
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how to choose the best network management solution with the right set of features that matches your requirement.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SolarWinds, Inc.

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

The Nine Circles of Excel Hell
sponsored by Adaptive Insights
WHITE PAPER: Explore this paper, "The Nine Circles of Excel Hell," to learn about the issues with using Excel for CPM, and how CPM in the cloud can help solve these issues. Learn about consolidating data automatically, streamlining analytics and reporting, and much more with CPM in the cloud.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

Adaptive Insights

5 Reasons Why Software Outages Occur
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: Downtime is a business nightmare – not only do companies lose business, their brand and public perception are compromised as well. This resource considers five possible reasons for software outages, and discusses how companies end up with these problems as well as how to fix them.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

Automic

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

Identity Management Tool: Scalability Test Results & Analysis
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: For many organizations, it's never been more important to have an identity management strategy that can scale to support increasing and decreasing numbers of users. In this white paper, explore the performance test results of one identity management tool for user populations of up to 100 million
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

CA Technologies.

Viewing Application Performance from the End-User Perspective
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces Application-Aware Network Performance Management, which quickly identifies the root cause of performance issues within a complex application environment.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

Fluke Networks

Cloud Testing: 3 Essential Facts to Simplify Performance Testing Part 3
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: This cloud testing webinar addresses 3 essential facts to simplify app performance testing with an on-demand solution. Discover a SaaS platform that allows you to initiate load externally, as well as internally, to help you validate app performance against your business requirements.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 4, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Load Testing in a Continuous Environment: Challenges and Best Practices
sponsored by Neotys
WEBCAST: This on-demand webcast discusses the challenges of and offers best practices for load and performance testing on Agile projects. Discover how one load testing software allows teams to easily collaborate on performance test design and results analysis, as well as automate test execution with Continuous Integration servers like Jenkins.
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Apr 18, 2014

Neotys

Agile Load Testing: Tips and Best Practices
sponsored by Neotys
WEBCAST: In this on-demand webcast, learn how to guarantee optimum application performance while keeping up with the pace of your Agile development teams. Watch now for best practices and key steps for testing the performance of your web and mobile applications in an Agile environment.
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 3, 2014

Neotys

Load Testing in Agile Environments: Overcome the Challenges
sponsored by Neotys
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper is intended to not only outline some of the challenges of load and performance testing in an Agile environment, but also provide key best practices like prioritizing performance goals and automating testing with Continuous Integration servers like Jenkins.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 28 May 2014

Neotys

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

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.

Lighten your load with the silk portfolio
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
VIDEO: As computing platforms such as cloud, Web, and mobile gain traction, application delivery and testing becomes more complex. Watch this comprehensive video to discover a suite of versatile, automated testing tools that promises to ensure the performance of your applications, regardless of platform.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 15 Apr 2014

Borland, Micro Focus

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
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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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