Performance Testing Your SAP System — Strategies for Ensuring a Successful Test Execution

  • by Tim K. Nguyen, Principal Solutions Consultant, EMC Corporation
  • March 15, 2004
“Learn by doing” is a time-honored maxim, but when it comes to performance-testing your SAP system, there are some things you’d rather not learn by doing wrong. A performance test project involves many highly skilled people from both inside and outside your organization. Once test execution begins, you can’t afford to have these people standing around idle or not using their time efficiently. While a certain amount of downtime is unavoidable for both people and systems, it can be minimized. Successfully executing efficient performance tests requires discipline, leadership, quick thinking, and even a bit of luck. Most of all, it requires thorough planning and the right testing strategies.

Tim K. Nguyen

Tim K. Nguyen is a principal solutions consultant with the SAP Global Solutions Practice at EMC Corporation where he works to develop solutions that are valuable to SAP customers worldwide. In addition to his work in developing game-changing and cutting-edge solutions using EMC technologies, he also advises SAP customers around the globe on strategies for storage tiering, virtualization and virtual data center, efficient IT, security, and business continuity. Tim has been an SAP Basis expert since 1996, specializing in SAP application performance and business continuity. He is a well-known speaker and author of several books as well as articles in SAP Professional Journal.

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