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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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Delivering a Superior VDI Experience: How Pure Storage Complements Citrix XenDesktop
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper summarizes a performance test of an all-flash array storage system supporting a VDI environment. You'll learn how all-flash systems offer a range of benefits including data reduction, simplified management, scalability, and more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

Pure Storage

Enhancing Services Through BYOD Powered by Graphics Virtualization
sponsored by NVIDIA
CASE STUDY: In this case study, find out how the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin implemented graphics virtualization technology to deliver significantly faster performance, happy users, and simplified management for their growing mobile workforce.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


Accelerated 3D Graphics for Virtual Desktops with NVIDIA GRID
sponsored by NVIDIA
ANALYST REPORT: Discover hands-on evaluation and testing of graphics virtualization technology designed to provide accelerated graphics and multimedia to any app in a virtual desktop environment. You'll learn how this performed in delivering high-quality, graphics-rich apps to virtual users.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016


Why Upgrade Your Server Infrastructure Now?
sponsored by Dell EMC and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Find out how upgrading server infrastructure on a regular refresh cycle can save IT organizations capital and operations costs due to higher server performance, consolidation, management efficiency, and more.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

Dell EMC and Microsoft

Performance-based Interviewing Strategies
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to make the most of every interview with performance-based interview strategies. Discover more about finding the link between performance and personality, strategies to more effective interviews, and how to find those game-changers your company needs to hire.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 20 Jul 2016


Performance Testing VDI on All Flash Array Storage
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how all-flash arrays enable selected arrays to scale up as well as out in order to handle growth and new demands from VDI users. Access now and you'll explore performance and efficiency tests to see how an all-flash array performs when supporting VDI workloads.
Posted: 28 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014


Predictable VDI Performance From PoC to Production
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: Learn how hyperconverged infrastructures enable performance per desktop to remain constant as your VDI project rollout progresses. Plus find out how this approach compares with a conventional infrastructure project so you can best weigh all the pros and cons.
Posted: 26 Apr 2016 | Published: 26 Apr 2016


Achieve a Better VDI Density Benchmark
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: This custom article takes a look at the benchmarking process used for capacity testing SimpliVity VDI platforms on hyper-converged infrastructures. Read on and you'll learn about the benchmark results and how it faired in desktop and capacity performance, why hyper-converged platforms are well suited to VDI workloads in the first place, and more.
Posted: 20 Apr 2016 | Published: 20 Apr 2016


Software Testing in the Digital Age: New Platforms, Skills and Tools
sponsored by
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: From understanding the unique challenges of the Internet of Things to really understanding user experience, testers have a lot to learn and accomplish in 2016. Find what you need to know to succeed in testing in this very challenging year.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Premiered: 04 Feb 2016

The Strategic Execution Framework: Part 1
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from IPS explains how businesses can use the Strategic Execution Framework to help their companies stay on track and align projects to desired business outcomes.
Posted: 17 Dec 2015 | Published: 17 Dec 2015

VDI Without Compromise: Performance Testing VDI Running on Hyperconverged Systems
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to leverage hyperconverged infrastructure to mitigate common VDI challenges by eliminating the redundant IOPS that plague these environments and eliminating silos of data. Access now and you'll see first-hand the performance results of VDI running on hyperconverged systems.
Posted: 11 Dec 2015 | Published: 11 Dec 2015


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


A Look at the Future of Data Center Monitoring
sponsored by Colt Data Centre Services
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide breaks down some of the benefits that using a KPI to measure your data center workload balance, what business relevant aspects to measure, as well as generating periodic reports that show KPI data overtime. Also, review examples of how KPIs can measure your data centers IT infrastructure, transactions and efficiency.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016

Colt Data Centre Services

How to Use KPIs to Evaluate and Reward Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper identifies 6 guidelines for implementing a better way to reward employee performance using KPIs.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2010


Marshaling Talent Through Workforce Analytics
sponsored by SearchFinancialApplications
EBOOK: Experts say that workforce analytics and performance management not only improve employee performance, but they can also boost companies' bottom lines.
Posted: 12 Apr 2016 | Published: 11 Apr 2016


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

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


Driving Business Value with Flash-Optimized Storage Strategies
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how optimizing storage with flash can help you cut down on storage management time. Read on to learn how flash can give your business a strong ROI.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

FAQ: VMware Horizon with NVIDIA GRID vGPU
sponsored by NVIDIA/VMware
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This informative sheet breaks down all the questions you have about VMware Horizon with NVIDIA GRID vGPU.
Posted: 04 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

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


Storage in the Era of Cloud and Big Data: The Advantages of SSDs over HDDs
sponsored by Dell, Inc. & Intel®
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. & Intel®

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.

Cloud Testing: 3 Essential Facts to Simplify Performance Testing Part 3
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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


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
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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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