The purpose of Hardware performance testing is to ensure that the underlying infrastructure is able to support the load and volumes that the application layer requests.
With many companies adopting a multi-layer architecture model, cloud computing and Software as a service it is vital to ensure that the hardware can provide adequate user experience.
Hardware performance testing will help you understand key infrastructure bottlenecks and constraints.
Stress testing enables infrastructure teams to gain a clear picture of optimal and end capacity performance. These metrics will feed into future capacity plans and strategies to ensure that the hardware is able to keep pace with the demands of the business.