âBecause they were migrating to a new system which runs on application servers using Windows, TEB personnel wanted to ensure the new host processing system would handle their anticipated load,â says Harold Pruitt, Solutions Architect for Paragon Application Systems. âMuch of their load testing focuses on extended high-volumes of transactions â up to 85 transactions per second â from a variety of transaction-acquiring devices. Also included in the processing mix are EMV chip card transactions, which can complicate processing and create additional system load."
Pruitt assisted TEB by setting up FASTress agents to represent their traffic from ATMs, POS, and the shared loyalty application network, as well as domestic and international transactions from BKM (the Turkish national financial switch). He also helped to analyze the results and create reports documenting TEBâs stress testing.
âBefore completing our system migration, we wanted an objective measurement of our new systemâs performance. The stress testing engagement highlighted some minor issues that were easily corrected,â says Nalan Aydin TÃ¼fekÃ§i, Software Development Manager for TEB. âSmartSoft IT recommended Paragon and we were impressed with the testing solutions and Paragonâs experiences with such card systems. We are grateful for the professional onsite and remote support that Paragon provided.â