IBM Rational Performance Tester on Cloud delivers on demand, load generation capacity

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP15-0614
November 17, 2015


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IBM® Rational® Performance Tester on Cloud reduces the barriers to large scale performance testing by:

  • Delivering load generation capacity in a pay-per-use model that uses SoftLayer®.
  • Automatically deploying and managing the cloud load infrastructure.
  • Seamlessly combining cloud and on-premise performance workloads.


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Overview
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Companies of all sizes have taken advantage of the reach of the web and mobile applications to enhance and increase their engagement with their target customers. With this increased interaction comes greater loads on the systems and infrastructure that support critical business applications. The cost and complexity of large-scale performance testing can force compromises that expose the business to poor application performance.

Rational Performance Tester on Cloud takes advantage of the elastic cloud to the dynamics of large-scale performance testing by:

  • Reducing cost and effort with the automatic deployment of load testing agents.
  • Not requiring advance charge or commitment. Uses pay-per-use model.
  • Seamlessly combining on-premise and cloud workloads and preserving organizations' on-premise investments.


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Key prerequisites
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None.



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Planned availability date
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November 3, 2015



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Description
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Rational Performance Tester on Cloud is an extension to the Rational Performance Tester solution. It adds the following features and capabilities:

  • Wizards and templates that simplify running a workload in the cloud.
  • Ability to automatically deploy and tear down cloud load agents from one or more geographically distributed data centers.
  • Ability to monitor test execution from an organization's on-premise Rational Performance Tester workbench. No test data is persisted in the cloud.
  • Ability to combine on-premise and cloud load agents and easily compare performance within and outside of organizations' firewall.

Companies of all sizes have taken advantage of the reach of the web and mobile applications to enhance and increase their engagement with their target customers. With this increased interaction comes greater loads on the systems and infrastructure supporting critical business applications. But the cost and complexity of large scale performance testing can force compromises that expose the business to poor application performance.



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Program number
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Program number VRM Program name
5725-Y30 8.7.1 IBM Rational Performance Tester on Cloud

Part number Part number description
D1JTLLL IBM Rational Performance Tester on Cloud Access per Access Subscription per Month with Support
D1JTMLL IBM Rational Performance Tester on Cloud per 100 Event Hours Pay per Use


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage



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Publications
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Services
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Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

None.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language. Such information is provided subject to the following Statement of Good Security Practices: IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection and, response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, misappropriated, or misused, or can result in damage to or misuse of your systems, including for use in attacks on others. No IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product, service, or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper use or access. IBM systems, products, and services are designed to be part of a lawful, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the Internet. There is no physical media.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.



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Ordering information
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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/support/pa.html

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Program name PID number Charge metric
IBM Rational Performance Tester on Cloud 5725-Y30 Event

Event

Event is a unit of measure by which the IBM SaaS can be obtained. Event entitlements are based on the number of occurrences of a specific event related to the use of the IBM SaaS. Event entitlements are specific to the IBM SaaS and the type of event may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with other Event entitlements of another IBM SaaS or type of event. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained to cover every event that occurs during the measurement period specified in a Proof of Entitlement (PoE) or Transaction Document.



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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, the International Passport Advantage Express® Agreement, the Cloud Services Agreement and associated Service Descriptions, or the IBM SaaS Terms of Use.

Subscription

The IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM SaaS Terms of Use or the IBM Cloud Services Agreement (CSA) and the Service Description govern your use of this offering.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance


Technical support

Technical support is provided for IBM SaaS and enabling software, as applicable, during the subscription period. Any enhancements, updates and other materials provided by IBM as part of any such technical support are considered to be part of IBM SaaS or enabling software, as applicable, and therefore governed by the SaaS Terms of Use or the CSA and associated Service Description. Technical support is included with IBM SaaS and is not available as a separate offering.

Refer to additional technical support information in the IBM Software as a Service Terms of Use document for the program.

Terms of use

The program's Terms of Use and CSA Service Description document is available on the IBM Software as a Service Agreements website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/sla/saas

Limited warranty

If warranted, refer to the warranty as stated in the Terms of Use document or the Cloud Services Agreement for this offering.

Money-back guarantee

No

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Education allowance does not apply. Education software allowance does not apply.



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Statement of good security practices
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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices
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For all charges, contact your IBM representative.



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Announcement countries
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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

Trademarks

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Terms of use

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