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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®

Overcome Your Data Center Storage Challenges
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, 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®

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

Gain Control of Your Mobile Testing With 3 Simple Steps
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

Reduce Help-Desk Ticket Volume With Help From Cloud Software
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

Mobile Application Performance Testing—Resolve These 5 Misleading Myths
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

Accelerate Your Website and Improve the User Experience
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

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

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 State of Cloud Storage
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This industry report – "The State of Cloud Storage" – compares performance, availability and scalability of cloud storage providers (CSPs). Read on to evaluate which CSPs enable the highest quality of service for today's organizations, based on this study's research findings.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Nasuni Corporation

2013 Sales Compensation & Performance Management Key Trends Analysis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how performance management and sales compensation trends have changed over the past year.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2014

IBM

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.

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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