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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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Using containers to make application deployment easier
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper 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

CW Special Report on CA Technologies
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 9 page special independent report from Computer Weekly, updated for 2014, gives you the facts on CA, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 10 Feb 2014

Executing Your Strategy 1: Ideation
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This is the first of a six part guide explains the key steps of the Strategic Execution Framework, developed by the Stanford Advanced Management Programme, to help organisaitons stay focused on innovation, increase performance, manage change and scale the business.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013 | Published: 21 Oct 2013

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

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

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


3 key Lessons for Agile Continuous Performance Testing
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WEBCAST: For Agile development to be a success, you need to ensure quality at each step of the process. To do this, performance testing is immensely helpful -- if you do it correctly. In this informative webcast, learn three important lessons for Agile performance testing.
Posted: 12 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Feb 12, 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Evaluating your storage performance
sponsored by Fusion-io
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, experts shine light on 5 common scenarios of data storage bottlenecks, and 7 key performance tips. Read on as experts help guide you to the best evaluation of your storage performance.
Posted: 03 Feb 2014 | Published: 03 Feb 2014


VDI Performance Assurance
sponsored by Xangati
VIDEO: Nathanael Iversen, VP Product Management, Xangati and guest speaker Lloyd Havekost, VDI expert, discuss VDI Performance Assurance and how the US Army used Xangati to solve their VDI performance issues.
Posted: 08 Jan 2014 | Premiered: 08 Jan 2014


How to Avoid Epic Web Failure...Lessons Learned from
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WEBCAST: Top-notch web and mobile performance are critical for modern applications. You can't afford website failures during peak usage times, and without quality user experience, you could lose revenue and customers. So how can you ensure your web and mobile apps don't fail you when you need them most?
Posted: 07 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Nov 20, 2013


How to Implement Continuous Testing for Optimal Mobile Performance
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WEBCAST: This on-demand webcast discusses how to implement continuous testing in order to optimize mobile performance, and takes an inside look at the technologies and tools fueling mobile testing success.
Posted: 06 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Dec 11, 2013


Driving Business Optimization with End-to-End Performance Testing
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
ANALYST REPORT: In this comprehensive IDC report, explore the role that performance testing can play in overall application lifecycle management (ALM), security, resource, and demand management. Learn what makes a solid performance testing framework and discover a successful path to performance testing.
Posted: 31 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Xangati VDI Dashboard Overview
sponsored by Xangati
WHITE PAPER: This webcast explores a VDI “dashboard” system that can allow you to monitor and actively maintain clients, desktops, hosts, application servers and more.
Posted: 11 Dec 2013 | Published: 11 Dec 2013


VDI Customer Case Study: U.S. Army
sponsored by Xangati
CASE STUDY: This whitepaper explains how the U.S. Army used VDI in order to eliminate time-consuming login times faced by doctors attempting to access patient records.
Posted: 11 Dec 2013 | Published: 11 Dec 2013


VDI Customer Case Study: Euclid Insurance
sponsored by Xangati
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how one organization was able to leverage a performance management solution to monitor their virtual environment, locate problem-causing elements and prevent them from causing further issues for IT and users.
Posted: 09 Dec 2013 | Published: 09 Dec 2013


Keys to the Mobile and SaaS ALM Process
sponsored by CSC
EGUIDE: Advances in mobility and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) are creating new demand (and challenges) for application testing. Consult this expert e-guide to explore application lifecycle management (ALM) testing strategies and best practices to ensure mobile and SaaS application performance.
Posted: 27 Nov 2013 | Published: 27 Nov 2013


Making the Most of Your Application Availability
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: J.P. Jackson, an Application Performance Manager for the state of Michigan, tells all in this expert e-guide on application security and early performance testing. Discover his tips for application availability and best practices for making the most of limited resources.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 14 Nov 2013

EMC Corporation

Storage Infrastructure Performance Validation
sponsored by Load DynamiX
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a cost-efficient performance validation approach designed to deliver high performance, practical and accurate workloads, and increased decision-making speed.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 01 Nov 2013

Load DynamiX

Agile ALM Tools for Release Management
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, explore the specific release management challenges facing development teams today, and delves into the variety of tools available to help overcome them. Learn more about both commercial and open-source release management tools by reading now.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Oct 2013


Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying VMware View 5.1 on VMware vSphere 5.0 U1 with Dell EqualLogic Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper presents the results of a series of storage I/O performance tests and provides storage sizing guidance and best practices based on those results for a VMware View based VDI solution.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc.

Reduce risk of applicationfailures: HP Testing and QA Services At A Glance
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: View this resource to learn more about how you can deliver quality management and testing services to eliminate waste in the systems engineering process and reduce the risk of system outages from software failures.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM FlashSystem 820: Best Practices and Performance Capabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper documents best practice configurations for integrating flash with a block storage virtualization appliance. It also details the potential performance gains that such systems can provide and information about your options for cache usage and real-time compression.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013

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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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