December 9, 2013

Performance Matters

By Matthew Heusser Hello; I am Matt Heusser, a risk management consultant and sometimes writer.  You can learn more about me at The folks at NRG Global have asked me to start blogging for them because their place in the community aligns with mine.  We are both […]
January 5, 2013

System Shenanigans

Last week I put out the Black Swan In The Enterprise, which argued that most uptime planning comes from the ability to predict the future — and sometimes, the future is wildly different that you would have predicted.  Things fall apart; the centre does not hold — and […]
December 9, 2012

(Just Starting to) Analyze Performance Data

If you’ve done any performance testing, or even seen a demo, you are probably familiar with the “big line graph” that is created as the test runs. A Typical Response Time Graph The typical scenario is simple:  Have the load tool start with one simultaneous user running a script.  Then […]