TITLE

Real vs. Synthetic Measurements Of Performance

AUTHOR(S)
Sevcik, Peter
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Nov2004, Vol. 34 Issue 11, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses measurement of application performance. Many tools are available that do report task-level timings. These tools come in two major categories, real and synthetic, also respectively called passive and active measurement techniques. The "real" measurement tool can instrument the individual user application flow, and can detect the start and stop of each task. This can occur at a key measurement point where all the packets of the flow can be detected, or it can be measured directly on the user's desktop. The latter method requires adding a small measurement applet to the desktop. The "synthetic" measurement tool operates as a proxy for the real user. Software operating on a strategically located computer runs a pre-defined script that is a facsimile of a user task or series of tasks. The system's ability to establish new service, or recover failed service, is the relevant provisioning function under asset management, while the quality function of transaction applications is the user's task response time under experience management. Synthetic agent services measure "Provisioning" and real user measurements report on "Quality."
ACCESSION #
15056576

 

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