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"This product is better oriented to large, enterprise-oriented organizations.""The solution is a very user-friendly tool, especially when you compare it to a competitor like BlazeMeter.""This is a product that has a lot of capabilities and is the most mature tool of its kind in the market.""The most valuable part of the product is the way you can scale the basic testing easily.""Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise Is very user-friendly.""I think the number one feature everybody likes is the capability to easily generate virtual users as well as the reporting."

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"I find network traffic testing the most valuable feature."

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"While the stability is generally good, there are a few strange issues that crop up unexpectedly which affect consistent use of the product.""The solution is a very expensive tool when compared with other tools.""The TruClient protocol works well but it takes a lot of memory to run those tests, which is something that can be improved.""Third-party product integrations could be a little more slickly handled.""The reporting has room for improvement.""It's not that popular on the cloud."

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"The solution could improve by increasing the Gbps speeds and by having better support for storage."

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"It is a bit expensive, especially for smaller organizations, but over-all it can save you money.""The price is okay. You're able to buy it, as opposed to paying for a full year.""They have a much more practical pricing model now."

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"The price of the solution is reasonable."

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Top Answer: I think the number one feature everybody likes is the capability to easily generate virtual users as well as the reporting.
Top Answer: The price is okay. You're able to buy it, as opposed to paying for a full year. You can just on-demand purchase it for your users for a day or two, which is nice in an MSP business like mine. If I… more »
Top Answer: I think LoadRunner is still getting into grips with me — maybe, I've not used it that much. It's not that popular on the cloud. Also, we have not tried this on mobile platforms with mobile virtual… more »
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Performance Center, Micro Focus Performance Center, HPE Performance Center
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Micro Focus Performance Center is a global cross-enterprise performance testing tool which enables you to manage multiple, concurrent performance testing projects across different geographic locations without any need to travel between the locations. Performance Center administers all your internal performance testing needs. With Performance Center, you manage all aspects of large-scale performance testing projects, including resource allocation and scheduling, from a centralized location accessible through the Web. Performance Center helps streamline the testing process, reduce resource costs, and increase operating efficiency.

Spirent’s Avalanche Layer 4-7 testing solution provides capacity, security and performance testing for network infrastructures, cloud and virtual environments, Web application infrastructures and media services that ensures Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) for your customers. Avalanche pinpoints network capacity with the highest performing Layer 4-7 traffic generation capability available from 1Gbps to 100Gbps.

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Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is ranked 5th in Performance Testing Tools with 6 reviews while Spirent Avalanche is ranked 19th in Performance Testing Tools with 1 review. Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is rated 7.6, while Spirent Avalanche is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise writes "Tests the performance of our applications and has the ability to share the screen while you are running a test". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spirent Avalanche writes "Quality traffic testing and is reasonably priced". Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and Neotys NeoLoad, whereas Spirent Avalanche is most compared with Ixia IxLoad, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional and IxLoad VE.

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