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easyJet is Europe’s fourth largest airline and has seen growth in passenger numbers of 37% per annum over the last 10 years. It operates 175 aircraft over a pan-European network of 20 bases and 400 routes.
Capacitas is a UK-based technology consulting and training company focussed on ICT performance, capacity and cost.
Over 98% of easyJet’s revenue is earned through its e-commerce platform; meaning software reliability, performance and scalability are critical to successful business operation. easyJet is a recognised innovator in a highly competitive market and this necessitates frequent software releases using an agile development methodology. All of this must be achieved within the context of a low-cost business model.
In many organisations performance testing and performance modelling have long been used to reduce the risk of poor performance impacting business services, but often in isolation. This presentation describes how performance testing and modelling can be used in tandem to compensate for the weaknesses of each other, within the context of an agile development process. The presentation demonstrates how Capacitas and easyJet have integrated performance testing and modelling processes to provide cost-effective risk mitigation for the easyJet.com service.