Assuring Application Performance No Matter the Load Size
Assuring application performance no matter the load size
With so many variables-both internal and external-to manage, assuring consistently superior performance under various load sizes for today's composite Web applications can seem like a daunting capacity management challenge. Organizations can address this challenge by starting with a view into how their Web pages and applications perform under various load sizes for users around the world.
For example, an organization can combine load generated from the cloud with load generated from a global testing network comprising real user desktops and devices to determine how performance holds up for key user segments (for example, Internet Explorer users in North America or Firefox users in Europe).
Proactively identifying and resolving performance issues anywhere, whether inside or beyond the firewall, significantly reduces Websites' downtime, improves response times and speeds problem resolution. Organizations can conduct load tests before application deployment, throughout deployment, and whenever peak traffic is expected or significant changes (such as the addition of new features) are made to an application.
Capacity managers can play a unique role in helping to protect their organization's investments, brand, customer satisfaction and revenues by knowing the optimal point of utilization at various critical touchpoints-which supports the dualistic goals of end-to-end application performance combined with informed, judicious resource allocations.
Imad Mouline is CTO of Gomez. Imad is a veteran of software architecture, research and development. Imad is a recognized expert in Web application development, testing and performance management. Imad's breadth of expertise spans Web 2.0, cloud computing, Web browsers, Web application architecture and infrastructure, and software as a service. Prior to Gomez, Imad was CTO at S1 Corp. He can be reached at email@example.com.