Virtual Machine Performance Testing Solutions

You’ve learned that virtualization enables you to spend much less on equipment and energy in your data centers. But, consider the following:

  • Applications that perform well in physical environments may not perform well in virtualized environments.
  • Application architecture may cause performance to suffer under virtualization.
  • Third party virtualization providers are not responsible for the level of performance of applications in virtual machines.
  • Current monitoring tools might not work in virtual machines due to clock drift.
  • The magnifying glass affect of virtualization may magnify performance bottlenecks of an application when deployed on virtual machines.
  • Typically, the first target to blame for performance problems is the virtual infrastructure. Investigation often reveals the problems are in the application itself. But because it’s harder to fix code than to change a configuration parameter, the virtualization administrator is the first to be tasked with performance problem solving.
  • Multi-generational virtualization has a negative affect on performance.
  • Applications that are heavily time dependent will suffer timeouts due to clock float/drift, which is caused by the virtual machine clock trying to catch up to the physical clock.

Whether you are deploying a new application to a virtual environment or porting it over from an existing standalone physical server, PowerTest’s virtual machine performance testing methodology will validate the performance and availability of your application running in a virtual environment. We will help you mitigate risk with the four pillars of our model: Assess, Monitor, Tune and Deploy, as shown in the following chart:


PowerCycle Quality Diagram

PowerCycle Quality Diagram


To learn more, please contact us at 415-778-0580 or info@powertest.com.