Software performance testing helps prevent performance problems by detecting bottlenecks before a system deployment or upgrade. Performance testing software helps you test a broad range of applications, including Web 2.0, ERP/CRM, and legacy applications to helps identify and reduce performance bottlenecks and obtain an accurate picture of end-to-end system performance before going live, so you can verify that applications meet specified application performance testing requirements and avoid issues in production.
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.