Georgia Institute of Technology has over 25,000 students and over 5,600 staff and faculty. The school is ranked 7th among all public national universities and 36 among all colleges and universities according to US News & World Report.
Dr. James Logan is QA Manager at Georgia Tech (as the school is known). Dr. Logan and his team of 3 play a vital role in the IT department – making sure that the school’s Ellucian Banner, the Research Portal, Oracle PeopleSoft, Drupal websites and homegrown Cold Fusion applications are all alive and kicking, 24/7, 365 days a year.
Georgia Tech’s Ellucian Banner serves tens of thousands of visitors a day – without it, nothing happens at the school.
Registration Week is Our Cyber Monday
According to Dr. Logan, “We needed a performance testing tool that could run complex simulations. Like many universities, we have a mix of ERP and web portals with high traffic. Registration week is our version of Cyber Monday.”
“Our ERP system demands the resources of a mid-cap enterprise.”
Georgia Tech Standardized Performance Testing on RadView WebLOAD
“We needed a performance testing tool that could run complex simulations. Like many universities, we have a mix of ERP and web portals with high traffic. Registration week is our version of Cyber Monday. Downtime is not an option at Georgia Tech.”
Georgia Tech uses WebLOAD for Ellucian Banner, Oracle PeopleSoft, along with
their own homegrown Adobe ColdFusion applications and Drupal applications.
“This technology allowed my team to effortlessly run regression analysis on
several experiments at once and study users’ transactions over time, while
the users were accessing the portal. It also allows us to test and compare the
performance of our Ellucian Banner and Research Portal web site by varying the
number of users authenticated to the portal, and display the dashboard portlets
page, and measure response times.”
A Treasure Chest for QA Managers
Dr. Logan wrote a detailed report on his experience with WebLOAD. He uses Little’s Law to determine the number of virtual users required. Dr. Logan’s report is packed with formulas and practical information.
Click here to read Dr. Logan’s QA report on WebLOAD and how Georgia Tech standardized performance testing on WebLOAD.