Performance & Scalability Assurance
Critical Issues The performance and stability of a system can dominate user perception and determine whether or not they will accept or reject it. Furthermore poor performance and instability can easily make a system completely unfit for purpose. Operating at load and growth in the scale of a system are both major risks. Performance and Scalability Assurance forms an essential defense in any fit for purpose development and operating process.
Capability A comprehensive portfolio of capabilities that target performamce and scalability risks enables clients to address and control load and scale threats. The practices, techniques and application of technology brought to bear go beyond mainstream load testing to provide a rigorous disciplined and effective risk control mechanism.
Starting Early An emphasis on combining understanding with clear frames of reference and on problem prevention drives a full lifecycle approach. Risks need attention during the early stages of definition and design. From initial demand analysis and performance requirements definition through risk identification to architectural review and design assessment early life activities prevent issues and provide solid foundations for test and evaluation.
Test, Evaluate and Fix Ultimately confidence that a system will work stems from high quality testing. Effective load testing is an essential element of the assurance process. Sophisticated workload modelling and test implementation techniques provide high fidelity load simulation. The highly experienced and capable team deliver the tests under the most demanding conditions. Technical, diagnostic and problem solving skills facilitate working with client teams to locate and eliminate issues.
Team The team has a track record of successful assignments going back to 2004 and has never failed to deliver under even the most arduous circumstances. Clients benefit from this extensive analysis and load testing experience which ensure dependable delivery of assurance programmes. Further benefts come from the application of a wide body of systems knowledge to problem solving.
Value Add The experience and committment of a specialist team provide dependable results more efficiently than alternative channels. Independence establishes condifidence that risk has been effectively tackled. Well practiced techniques ensure cost effectiveness. The end result delivers savings, better user experience and added value to clients.
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