In the past, performance issues were often solved using investment in infrastructure. In many cases this approach worked fine but those days are long gone.
Centrally hosted and globally used applications don’t always deliver satisfied user experience. Some people may argue; “don’t worry, let’s increase the bandwidth to solve our performance problem.. simple!”. Based on my experience the biggest proportion of WAN performance issues are not related to a shortage in bandwidth.
Why do we need a synthetic monitoring and how should we integrate it into our software development chain?
erformance test effort estimation can be tricky. Especially, in integration projects, when a high number of applications need to be tested and the time line is very limited, a better approach is required.