PFLB Service

Hardware sizing

Hardware sizing challenge

When strategizing a new information system, selecting suitable components and infrastructure is pivotal.
To ascertain necessary computing power, we engage in hardware sizing, evaluating system performance against chosen hardware.

Our specific tests encompass hardware like servers, disk storage systems, and network devices, guiding our recommendations to ensure both peak performance and cost-effectiveness.
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The numbers tell a story of their own

35%
According to industry research, around 35% of IT budgets are spent on excess hardware that was not properly sized, leading to wastage and financial strain.
40%
Reports suggest that organizations that implement accurate hardware sizing experience up to 40% less downtime due to hardware-related issues.
30%
Research findings indicate that inadequate hardware sizing can result in a system performance decline of 30% or more, leading to slower response times and reduced user satisfaction.
45%
Inefficient hardware sizing can cause resource wastage, with around 45% of CPU and memory resources remaining unused. This not only impacts performance but also increases operational costs
Companies that neglect hardware sizing expose themselves to potential issues like insufficient performance and suboptimal budget allocation.
Neglecting hardware sizing can lead to insufficient performance, delays, and disruptions during deployment or scaling.
A cautious approach may lead to investing in excessively powerful and costly equipment, potentially resulting in unnecessary spending, especially for larger enterprises.

Learn what our strategy is all about

We strongly recommend conducting performance testing before you make your final hardware selection.
Our process involves establishing a pre-configured test environment that closely mirrors the actual production setup.

This simulated environment replicates real-world scenarios, encompassing user numbers, operations, and data volumes.

Follow the workflow

  • 01

    Preparation and planning

    • Outline equipment specifications.
    • Develop a load testing methodology focusing on SLA expectations.
  • 02

    Testing environment setup

    • Prepare test data and configure the test infrastructure to manage equipment capacity, including adding and removing resources as needed.
    • Create testing scripts and deploy emulators.
    • Set up application-level monitoring.
  • 03

    Performance testing and analysis

    • Conduct performance tests and monitor the results.
    • Analyze correlations, map resource usage, and, if desired, pinpoint problematic code sections.
  • 04

    Reporting

    • Offer expert equipment selection recommendations.
    • Compile a detailed report with optimization insights.
Let us know about your needs
We can give you an access to the platform, we can provide multiple services, we can do all of it if the situation needs a far more complex approach.
Get a quote You’ll hear back from our tech account manager in one day if not sooner

Hire the best team possible

A dedicated team of specialists will be assigned to your project, providing comprehensive support at all stages of the work.

Each team member brings extensive experience and is meticulously chosen to match your specific requirements.

Yuri
Yuri

CEO

Boris
Boris

Product manager Enterprise

Vik
Vik

Product manager Cloud

Successful project outcomes rely on effective collaboration.

To maximize productivity, we kindly seek your cooperation in the following areas:

Establishing a testing laboratory: provision of equipment and dedicated space.
Hardware setup and maintenance, overseen by your specialists.
Defining performance requirements.

Get a thorough report

Sample report

After the project is finished, you will get a comprehensive report that outlines the problems we found.
This report will cover instances where resources were used excessively and explain how it affects your business. It will identify the specific components and lines of code responsible for these issues.

The report will also provide a comparison of different configurations and, if desired, recommendations for optimizing the software.

Our recommendations are both technical and easy to understand. Following them can minimize the risks and unnecessary expenses during the launch. This will ensure that your application is fully prepared to handle the expected workload.
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Pay any way convenient

Given the distinct nature of each system, our cloud cost optimization service's pricing is tailored to each project.
The cost typically hinges on the extent of functionality to be tested and emulated.
We provide flexible options for both fixed-price and time-and-material billing to align with your preferences.
Let’s talk money. We’ll get you an offer after a 30-minutes consultation about your needs and expectations.
Get a quote Let’s talk money. We’ll get you an offer after a 30-minutes consultation about your needs and expectations.

See what we could achieve together

No more software limits to scaling your business
No hidden profit losses related to performance issues
No performance degradation with every new release
Fintech Yaroslav Medox

I was highly satisfied with the service provided by PFLB. The bank’s number of users doubled after M&A, so our internet bank’s performance degraded. PFLB did an awesome job helping us find and resolve performance bottlenecks during a comprehensive load testing project.

Yaroslav Medox
CIO at Bank ZENIT
Software Evgeny Nasonov

PFLB’s performance testing was instrumental in resolving all performance issues pre-launch. Their seamless collaboration, skilled team, and timely delivery are commendable.

Evgeny Nasonov
COO at Diffco US, Inc
Insurance Our client

PFLB conducted extensive load testing on our software, simulating high user loads to evaluate performance, identify bottlenecks, and optimize the system’s responsiveness. Finally, they provided actionable recommendations to improve scalability and optimize resource utilization.

Our client
Insurance company
Healthcare Pankaj Mor

PFLB’s rapid load testing was a lifesaver on our tight launch deadline. Their expertise ensured our site could handle high sales seamlessly. Highly recommended!

Pankaj Mor
Tynor’s Chief Information Officer
Communication services Our client

PFLB’s load testing expertise played a critical role in uncovering performance limitations and bottlenecks in our educational platform project. Their meticulous approach and ability to adapt the testing methodology led to valuable insights, ensuring informed decisions for the project’s future development.

Our client
Communication services company
Media and telecom Our client

PFLB’s expertise in Wi-Fi load testing for in-flight entertainment systems proved invaluable. Their innovative approach and problem-solving skills led to the discovery of critical issues, ensuring passenger satisfaction and avoiding reputational harm.

Our client
Media company
Case Study
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Oct 3, 2022

Our client’s bank was absorbing other banks, and the number of individual clients was growing. The system was not ready for expansion or integration. The owners started to suspect bottlenecks when problems with paying salaries to corporate clients’ employees arose. As a result, in the next pay period, the load on the system increased dramatically, and the system got overloaded. People did not get their salaries in time, as the system crashed.

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Testing Environment in the Project Lifecycle
Oct 19, 2021

To launch a product, you often need several testing environments. But why? Why pile up equipment, overload engineers with tasks, and hire more staff? Is it really inevitable? We will take a closer look at this problem below, but trust us, it is.

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Testing Environment for Performance and Load Testing
Feb 25, 2020

In any software development project it is critical to carry out test plans that guarantee that the performance requirements of the application are met. Performance tests are, from the most obvious perspective, a set of tests that allow us to measure the speed of execution of a series of tasks in a system, under certain […]

Choose wisely, perform excellently
Elevate performance and cost-efficiency with our hardware sizing service.
Get a quote You’ll hear back from our tech account manager in one day if not sooner.

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