mBrace, the innovating pragmatic method to gain information regarding performance and scaling of an application, set of applications or hardware sizing to reduce performance risks.
As an mBrace-analyst Eastern was involved in different projects for example, the Belastingdienst. A performance analyze stars with investigating the functionalities of an application.
Focus points will be determined based on the expected usage. Important aspects are the volume, and the impact of the transaction on the complete system.
After the scope is set, the application and related computers systems will be measured. First a single user measurement will be done on an exclusive system to set the baseline. No waiting times will be measured due to the exclusiveness of the system.
When the single user measurement is finished, the multi user measurement will be executed. In a multi-user test the system will be set under load to see if the application will scale properly.
When all information is imported in the mBrace model an advice report can be made which gives detailed information about the transaction and about the complete infrastructure which is needed in a production environment.
A lot of things can be calculated with the mBrace model regarding performance questions. Besides information in the model, it is also important to understand how the application is functioning. That knowledge is needed to prepare a proper performance test scenario.
To improve the mBrace model there is continuous innovation on the model. Many things need to be investigated. How to measure a VMware ESX server? Eastern has gained a lot of knowledge how to measure the performance on virtualized platforms. How is a virtual machine responding when the host is completely occupied by another virtual machine? How can this be reported in the mBrace model?
Another aspect is measuring performance on various operating systems. Eastern has experience in choosing the proper counters of the operating system to create a thorough analyzation.
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