Performance Testing

Performance Testing 

CPT specialise in Performance Testing at an enterprise level across a wide variety of mid-range and mainframe environments.

CPT’s unique approach to Performance Testing aligns business imperatives with technical considerations to take performance issues off the critical path. CPT will tailor a service solution approach to realise the business objectives whilst working within defined budget constraints.

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CPT has extensive experience with a wide range of load testing tools and protocols. Out consultants will look to utilising existing tools once ensuring they are “fit for purpose” for the proposed testing activity. If required CPT can recommend appropriate test tool solutions based upon our clients requirements and objectives.

Over 20 years CPT has been undertaking performance testing services, including developing test plans and scripts, and executing and reporting on performance tests. CPT has also been involved with the facilitation of non-functional requirements and risk assessment of planned changes to determine the performance testing solutions required.

Performance Testing covers a number of distinct activities
Performance Testing Where response times for business critical functions are measured under expected load and compared to established benchmarks and Non Functional Requirements.
Stress Testing Where the breakpoint of the system being tested is established
Soak Testing Long duration testing to assess stability and detect memory leaks.
Volume Testing Running tests using the expected throughput to verify the system will handle anticipated volumes.
Capacity Testing Running tests at a number of stepped load levels to allow extrapolations to be made as to when the system will reach capacity.
Failover Testing Performing failover of high availability components while the system is under load to assess user impact and system recovery operations.

Our services with Performance Testing :

Fit for Purpose Evaluation 

When you need to know whether a package can meet you performance needs

The concept is great, the benefits look compelling, but is this application really going to cope with your transaction load?

Fit for Purpose Evaluation enables you to understand whether the product under investigation can support your projected usage, before you get in too deep.

You will understand whether your proposed application can meet your cost and performance objectives – before you have committed to it.

Use Fit for Purpose Evaluation when:

  • the objectives for a new application have been defined
  • you have identified one or more candidate products but have not  committed to purchase
  • you need to understand whether the products can meet your   performance objectives without endangering the business benefits
  • timely and cost-effective performance management is important to you  and your business

Commercial Acceptance

When you need to know whether you are getting the performance you are paying for!

The new application has been delivered. It has passed function testing and integration testing. Will it meet the performance criteria you specified? Will it perform with the resources allocated to it or will you be faced with unbudgeted upgrades? Can you confidently sign off the acceptance?

Commercial Acceptance emulates your production environment to put a new application through its paces and measure how it handles your projected load.

Commercial Acceptance demonstrates whether the application can support your required service levels on the target configuration.

Use Commercial Acceptance when:

  • you cannot afford to accept an application that does not meet its contracted performance and cost objectives
  • you have clear service level criteria, linked to configuration and volume projections
  • the application is available for acceptance and implementation

Capability Assurance Modelling

When you need to take performance issues off the critical path – permanently!

Don’t wait to see when performance problems will hurt your system – predict performance bottlenecks confidently  and take decisive action to prevent them.

Capability Assurance Modelling lets you see how your application will scale to match your business plans. It identifies when performance will be at risk and shines a light on weak links.

Do you know when horizontal and vertical upgrades will be required, or when other remedial action will be necessary?

Use Capability Assurance Modelling when:

  • you have selected an application or architecture, but not yet deployed
  • you can’t afford performance “surprises”
  • timely and cost effective performance management matters to you and your business

Service Level Risk Assessment

When you cannot afford a performance degradation from a planned new release:

It is imperative that you put in the new release of your critical application. You need to know the impact and the user experience. You need facts, not conflicting opinions.

Service Level Risk Assessment baselines your current application and then applies your expected transaction load to your new release to determine whether your service levels will be at risk.

Any risks to service levels are identified before you implement.

Use Service Level Risk Assessment when:

  • there is a mandatory new release of an existing application
  • the application is critical to your business
  • performance stability is essential
  • time is critical

 

ABOUT CPT GLOBAL

CPT Global is a specialist IT consulting services company with operations in Australia, North and South America, Europe and Asia. Listed on the Australian stock exchange (ASX:CGO), CPT is a market leader in the provision of Capacity planning,
Performance tuning, Testing and Management of IT Consulting Services.

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