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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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Empower a Mobile Workforce with Secure App Delivery
sponsored by Citrix
WEBCAST: In this webcast, discover several top use cases for application virtualization, complete with real world customer examples. Additionally, learn about common business challenges facing the industry today.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Mar 27, 2015


Simplify HR to Drive Performance Leading HR Organization Share Their Strategies
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for six examples of different real-life examples of methods and strategies to drive performance.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 12 Sep 2012


Avoid VDI Performance Problems
sponsored by LoginVSI
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of testing in your desktop virtualization environment in order to avoid performance problems. Find out tips for testing in both the project planning stage and the production stage and learn about an organization that delivers testing strategies for virtualized desktops and server environments.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015


Where's the Next Growth Opportunity for Cloud and Hosting Providers?
sponsored by SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover concepts that provide direction to help cloud and managed hosting service providers think about where to place their three-to five-year technology bets.
Posted: 09 Mar 2015 | Published: 09 Mar 2015


Dell notebooks are the most reliable according to Customer Satisfaction Research
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Inside this study, discover five key areas where enterprise customers value a notebook vendor and find out how Dell performed in each of the core areas of the study when compared to the market.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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®

Why the Horizon 6 with View + Vblock Specialized System is Superior
sponsored by VCE
VIDEO: This video explores 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. You'll 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


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

Realizing the Value of Operational Analytics
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

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

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 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

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 Company
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 Company

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 Company
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 Company

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

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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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