AlertSite webinar: 5 w’s you must know when load testing


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Web Load Testing is a flexible and quick way to assure you are ready for success during the peak holiday shopping season. Considering the fact that research shows over 75% of consumers went to a competitor's site as a result of poor performance during peak times like the holidays. Delivering top performance during peak periods is a business requirement. In this webinar, we’ll learn the 5 W's You Must Know When Load Testing…
• Why load testing is important to your business
• When you should load test
• Who should be load testing
• Where to load test—internal or external to your network
• What are the top 5 charts to review when analyzing load testing results

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AlertSite webinar: 5 w’s you must know when load testing

  1. 1. 5w’s of WebLoad Testing
  2. 2. Who am I? Michael Punsky • Manager, Performance Consulting • Web Performance Specialist •
  3. 3. Agenda Why load testing is important to your business When you should load test Who should be load testing? Where to load test—internal or external to your network What are the top 5 charts to review to successfully analyze load testing results AlertSite’s load testing services Q&A
  4. 4. Load Testing Definition Load testing is the process of putting demand on asystem or device and measuring its response. Loadtesting is performed to determine a system’s behaviorunder both normal and anticipated peak load conditions.It helps to identify the maximum operating capacity of anapplication as well as any bottlenecks and determinewhich element is causing degradation. --From Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
  5. 5. Why Load Testing is Important?• 8-seconds rule – old response time limit (Zona Research)• 5.1 seconds – conversion declines (Aberdeen, Mar 2009)• 4 seconds – users become frustrated (NetForecast APDEX)• 2 seconds – shopper expectations for page load times (Forrester, Sep 2009)
  6. 6. When to Load Test?• Launching new Websites, applications and features• Adding new infrastructure/ hardware• Incorporating 3rd parties & partners• During mergers & acquisitions• Upgrading or virtualizing infrastructures• Deploying new mobile initiatives• Budgeting• Planning for big marketing and sales Events/promotions (Seasonal, Super Bowl Ads, World News, Weather Events, Advertising Programs, etc.)
  7. 7. Who Should Perform the load test?1. Do you have in-house expertise?2. Do you have the necessary hardware, software and licenses to perform the testing?3. How quickly do you need this done?
  8. 8. Where to load test from 10 years ago
  9. 9. Where to Load Test from now?
  10. 10. Where to load test? Internal – Performance Tuning External – Hosted – Cloud – Browser
  11. 11. Analyzing ResultsWhat are the top 5 charts and/orTables to review to successfullyanalyze load testing results?
  12. 12. Basic Quality Graph
  13. 13. Average Page Load Time
  14. 14. Top Time-Consuming Requests
  15. 15. Rolled-Up Results Per Request
  16. 16. Total Network Throughput
  17. 17. AlertSite’s Load Testing Services Define the scenario using DéjàClick™ 3rd party content (leave in/remove/hybrid)– Tests are scheduled and results are available in your AlertSite console– Assigned Load Test Engineer • Project Manage • Make customizations based on your needs • Monitor test(s) • Our experts can have your test(s) running fast.– Consultative interpretation
  18. 18. Questions?