Performance testing is not an investment but your insurance policy. Cost of performance testing usually comes up to 2.5% of the total cost of development. Research has shown that fixing poorly performing applications that are already in production costs 10 times more, if they can be fixed at all!
Depending on the type of business and size of the project you can save up to 85% for one time performance audit compared to doing it on your own. Your savings come from eliminating the need to invest in expensive testing tools, hardware, staff and their training.
Performance testing of your application and infrastructure will give you answers to your major performance concerns:
Speed – does the application meet speed criteria? Is the response sent to the end user within the defined standard response time within the industry? How does the speed affect user experience?
Capacity – can the application and overall infrastructure handle the expected user and data load? What is the margin in supporting more users and data in the future? Provides input for infrastructure planning and purchase.
Robustness – Is the application stable under expected user and data load, and beyond? If the application brakes, will it need human intervention to bring it up again? What is the maximum down-time in case application fails? Do all fail-over mechanisms work as designed?
Confidence – What will have on deployment? Will users have good user experience? Will the application be easy to maintain during its lifetime.
Besides answering all these questions, proper performance testing will provide additional benefits:
Application and infrastructure tuning – During the testing cycles we will provide detailed data to help with debugging your application and infrastructure to result in an optimally tuned system;
Capacity planning – Initial and for the future growth. You will have a clear timeline of your necessary investments in the infrastructure to support the future growth.
Risk assessment and risk mitigation plan – During test cycles you will see how your application behaves under load and will be able to develop action plans for handling incidental situations.
Cost efficiency – Doing performance testing on your own requires huge investments in lab environment, load testing software and especially in trained staff. PSTech offers professional, high quality performance testing services at a fraction of the cost of this kind of investment.