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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: 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

Capacity Management Maturity Assessment
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Take this capacity management maturity assessment in order to better understand how your company handles performance goals, business forecasting and business process management. Gain advice based on your answers to the assessment questions that will help move your company to higher levels of maturity.
Posted: 10 Oct 2011 | Published: 10 Oct 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

E-Guide: Expert guide to vSphere: Tips and tricks you should know
sponsored by AMD
EGUIDE: VMware’s vSphere platform is one that has made a name for itself amongst IT pros because of its high performance features. Check out this expert resource to discover how to optimize your virtualization initiatives with the latest version of vSphere and access a checklist of key troubleshooting tips.
Posted: 06 Oct 2011 | Published: 06 Oct 2011

AMD

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

eGuide: Keys to improving WAN application delivery
sponsored by BlueCoat
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses how gaining visibility into WAN application performance results in better overall WAN management and how you can make it happen. Additionally, uncover best practices on how you can improve application delivery in order to boost overall user experience.
Posted: 02 Aug 2011 | Published: 02 Aug 2011

BlueCoat

Presentation Transcript: Cisco Active Network Abstraction and Production
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Access this presentation transcript, which introduces the Cisco Active Network Abstraction system and summarizes the network scope and the general problems faced by ANA.
Posted: 22 Jul 2011 | Published: 22 Jul 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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.

VDI Performance Comparison: Cisco UCS Solution vs. HP Solution
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
TEST RESULTS: This test report compares two major servers with respect to their virtual desktop capacity. Find out which platform supported more virtual desktops while still maintaining an acceptable response time.
Posted: 02 Jun 2011 | Published: 02 Jun 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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

Micro Focus SilkPerformer
sponsored by Micro Focus
TRIAL SOFTWARE: IT Problem: SilkPerformer enables the rapid creation of performance tests that accurately simulate peak demand loads and isolate performance bottlenecks.
Posted: 08 Apr 2011 | Premiered: 08 Apr 2011

Micro Focus

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
VIDEO: Access this video overview to learn about Intel's Turbo Boost Technology and its ability to monitor and boost IT performance in the enterprise.
Posted: 06 Apr 2011 | Premiered: 06 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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

E-Guide: Expert Tips for Monitoring Your VMware Environment
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this e-guide from SearchVMware.com, gain expert insight into the existing performance monitoring tools in vSphere for optimal virtual environment management. And discover five VMware administration and management tips that will help you better manage your VMs and avoid common mistakes.
Posted: 25 Mar 2011 | Published: 25 Mar 2011

Nimsoft, Inc.

The Performance Paradox of the JVM: Why More Hardware Means More
sponsored by Azul Systems, Inc
EGUIDE: Read this TheServerSide.com Expert Tip to better understand the JVM performance problem, how the JVM manages memory and how best to approach JVM Performance.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

Azul Systems, Inc

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

Expert insight: How to assess your IT infrastructure for desktop virtualization
sponsored by OnX USA LLC
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from SearchVirtualDesktop.com explains how to assess your IT infrastructure to ensure it is ready for desktop virtualization. Discover which issues are commonly addressed first after implementing VDI, including staffing concerns and user image management.
Posted: 25 Feb 2011 | Published: 25 Feb 2011

OnX USA LLC

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

Presentation Transcript: Making Time for Endpoint Security
sponsored by BigFix
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript discusses the importance of performance considerations when buying endpoint security suites. You’ll gain insight on how to improve the performance of security and configurations in order to keep downtime to an absolute minimum.
Posted: 29 Nov 2010 | Published: 29 Nov 2010

BigFix

SMB Market Landscape Report 2010
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: AVG recently partnered with GfK to undertake an international survey among small and medium businesses (SMB). SMBs are increasingly relying on technology to overcome the challenges of the recession and recognize the importance of protecting this technology from outside threats. Check out this report to see the results of the survey.
Posted: 10 Nov 2010 | Published: 09 Nov 2010

AVG Technologies USA, 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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