- Providing greater flexibility than testing alone. With performance testing, you can prove the performance of a given application configuration on a specific hardware platform. With performance modelling, you can predict the performance of that application under many different configurations and hardware platforms. Expect to drive efficiencies and optimization projects with a greater success rate.
- Provides quicker value: often saving weeks from the project plans. How? Since Performance Testing depends on a properly configured evironment, various teams must get involved to prepare the ground for the test to be run. With Modelling, you can get there quicker; with a few mouse clicks you can evaluate several alternative configurations. Expect to save weeks from the cycle for every release.
- Reduces cost of testing. For full value, performance testing often seeks to test against full-spec test labs. However, these can be hugely expensive to buy and maintain. Performance Modelling has none of these costs. Expect to save 90% of the cost of testing.
- Accuracies. With reliable performance modelling techniques, expect to be hitting 90% accuracy levels on your capacity and performance predictions. Not as good as testing, but bang-for-buck a winner every time.
Those companies who adopt this risk-based strategy to testing, don't eliminate the need for performance testing - rather they drive cost savings and efficiency savings that traditional approaches can't provide.