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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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Miercom Lab Testing Summary Report: Enterprise Firewall
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Read this enterprise firewall research report to see a comparison of security service vendor products in relation to TCP and UDP throughput performance based on real case studies, as well as IPv6 and IPS capabilities.
Posted: 15 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Cisco

How Human Capital and Talent Technology are Influencing Global Business
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: During the spring of 2011, Deloitte joined forces with Oracle to survey 126 corporate and HR leaders, representing a broad range of industries around the world. In this report, they take a closer look at how businesses are using human capital management (HCM) technology to meet their growth goals.
Posted: 07 Dec 2012 | Published: 12 Mar 2012

Oracle Corporation

Agile Performance Testing
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers effective techniques and technologies you can leverage to help you incorporate performance testing into agile projects. Use these tools to make sure that the work you do in each sprint has gone through enough checks and balances to be shippable.
Posted: 11 Sep 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Making the Agile Transition: What QA and Test Managers Need to Know
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: QA and test managers, read this e-guide to discover how you can be change agents to ensure a smooth move to Agile for your team.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 27 Dec 2012

IBM

Agile Testing Quadrants: Guiding Managers and Team in Test Strategies
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Read this e-guide to discover why a testing taxonomy such as the Agile testing quadrants is an effective tool for software teams undertaking this task.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 27 Dec 2012

IBM

Solution Spotlight: Reducing Challenges with Integration Testing
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: By its very nature, application lifecycle management (ALM) may be causing you to waste precious time, effort and costs that could be saved with a different development process strategy: continuous development (or, continuous integration). Read this e-guide to learn how continuous development reduces the costs that ALM incurs in several areas.
Posted: 13 Dec 2012 | Published: 06 Dec 2012

IBM

Solution Spotlight: A Guide to Agile Testing for QA and Test Managers
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, Lisa Crispin, co-author of the book Agile Testing explains why a testing taxonomy such as the Agile testing quadrants can be a highly effective tool to help with these uncertainties. Read on to learn how the quadrants work and how they can be applied in your organization.
Posted: 10 Dec 2012 | Published: 06 Dec 2012

IBM

Cloud Testing Production Applications CloudTest Strategy and Approach
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Creating the right cloud application performance testing environment is critical. Failing to do so impacts revenue, customer retention, and brand visibility. Read this paper to learn three key areas of consideration when testing in production and how implementing the right methodology will achieve high confidence testing in production.
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 | Published: 17 Sep 2012

SOASTA, Inc

5 Fallacies About the Role of Learning Content in Talent Management
sponsored by Skillsoft
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper identifies 5 of the most common fallacies about the role of learning content in talent management, and clears away the confusion by offering truths about how learning content integrates into a well-developed talent management strategy. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 28 Aug 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Skillsoft

SAN Monitor for EMC
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: SolarWinds® SAN Monitor for EMC® is a free desktop tool that gives you the visibility into your physical storage to make sure it's in good health and lets you quickly and easily monitor EMC CLARiiON® arrays with at-a-glance insight into storage.
Posted: 03 Aug 2012 | Premiered: 03 Aug 2012

SolarWinds, Inc.

Storage Response Time Monitor
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Having trouble with storage latency issues? SolarWinds® Storage Response Time Monitor free tool tracks those sluggish VMs, shows the top host to datastore total response times and a count of additional high latency offenders.
Posted: 03 Aug 2012 | Premiered: 03 Aug 2012

SolarWinds, 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: 02 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Red Hat

Virtualizing Enterprise SAP Software Deployments
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: Because SAP systems are critical to business operations, companies must ensure that they remain consistently available. This white paper explains how you can leverage virtualization to consolidate SAP servers without compromising the reliability of these crucial applications.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2011

SUSE

Approaches for Agile development teams
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses the different approaches for agile development teams. Learn about a handful of methods from experts Mary LeMieux-Ruibal, Mirkeya Capellan and Lisa Crispin, including focusing more on trends than numbers, employing a risk-based testing approach, calculating testing costs and much more.
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 | Published: 14 Jun 2012

IBM

Exclusive Comparison of Server Performance and Power Consumption
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Choosing the right hardware for your virtual environment can be a painstaking process, especially since it is difficult to predict how a platform will perform once it is deployed. This white paper examines one hardware configuration and measures the number of orders per minute and virtual machines it can support.
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Data Sheet: ORSYP Capacity Optimization Assessment
sponsored by ORSYP
WHITE PAPER: Discover how performance and capacity management software can help prevent your infrastructure from becoming too complex and costly to operate. This white paper outlines how your organisation can optimise their IT environment with this software.
Posted: 31 May 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

ORSYP

SearchSoftwareQuality.com E-Guide: Best Practices for Testing and QA
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide teaches QA managers ten things to know for successful configuration testing and provides guidance for overcoming five common hurdles of dealing with QA-reluctant CIOs.
Posted: 30 May 2012 | Published: 25 May 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Performance Management for IBM POWER
sponsored by ORSYP
WHITE PAPER: Discover a management tool that monitors virtualised infrastructure, diagnoses performance problems and minimises workloads. Read on to learn how your organisation can see benefits like minimised downtime, streamlined management and more.
Posted: 29 May 2012 | Published: 29 May 2012

ORSYP

Managing the Performance of Mobile Applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: Extremely high end-user expectations for enterprise mobile performance have IT teams scrambling to address its unique challenges. Read this e-guide for expert tips on choosing and implementing the best mobile performance management tools and strategies available today. Also, find in-depth industry analyst advice on functional testing.
Posted: 24 May 2012 | Published: 17 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

20th Century Fox Providing Answers to Performance Issues with SilkPerformer
sponsored by Micro Focus
CASE STUDY: When 20th Century Fox needed to find a way to increase its software performance and provide users with faster online transaction processing they turned to performance testing software. Read this brief case study to learn how easy the system was to implement and the benefits that Fox was able to see.
Posted: 17 May 2012 | Published: 17 May 2012

Micro Focus

Testing and Quality Management - Best Practices
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn the best practices for testing and configuration that Aberdeen's best-in-class designated organizations used to reduce operating costs by 26% and improve process efficiencies by 41% so you can adopt them to create a streamlined, stable IT environment for your business.
Posted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Cabot Partners: Optimizing Business Value for Midsized SAP Landscapes with IBM PowerLinux: Simpler by Design
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: x86-based Linux platforms may seem like an affordable option for supporting SAP workloads, but ongoing maintenance costs quickly exceed the low acquisition costs of these architectures. Learn about a recommended alternative that can be integrated with virtualization and find out why it is ideally suited for your SAP environment.
Posted: 26 Apr 2012 | Published: 26 Apr 2012

IBM

Load Testing 2.0 for Web 2.0: Simplifying performance validation for Rich Internet Applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Before Ajax or other RIA technologies can be ready for prime time in your business, you need to verify that they can deliver enterprise-scale performance that won't lag or crash under peak loads. Read this white paper to learn best practices for load testing that will help you make sure that they're ready.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

E-Guide: Expert tips for Agile test strategies
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: Many development organizations fail to realize that test automation doesn't implement itself; it requires a certain amount of planning and care to be truly effective. Read this e-guide to uncover expert guidance for successfully implementing automated testing. Then, find tips for managing testing within the short iterations of agile development.
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 | Published: 01 Apr 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Service Virtualization: Reduce the time and cost to develop and test modern, composite applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how developers and testers can leverage service virtualization to reduce software business risk, minimize delays, increase software quality, meet SLAs for performance and quality, maximize team productivity, and support globalization.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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