Many web developers are interested in performance of their production web applications – as well they should be. Performance under load can be quite different than performance in a development environment or on your personal workstation. To give some guidance on this, we have created a benchmark document. In this document, the developer can see how WebClient performs under simultaneous load with a simple application, and more importantly get information on how to set up a custom benchmarking scenario for your applications. This can be done use free tools like OpenSTA, or more sophisticated tools like the Worksoft line of performance simulation.
One key item is determining the number of virtual users to simulate. This handy calculator can potentially help. Usually the number of active virtual users is much less than the number of logged in users, because users are not constantly active in many business appplications.
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