The cover from our first issue -- January 2003!

The cover from our first issue — January 2003!

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MeasureIT Issue 14.1, February 2014

Joint editors, Bill Jouris and Dave Halbig

About this issue by Bill Jouris

We are pleased to present you with this month’s issue of MeasureIT. This issue is packed with great articles, timely advice, and reports from CMG events around the world.

We would love to hear from you; feel free to send your thoughts/comments/questions and concerns to either Dave or me. You can send your thoughts to me at or to Dave at Of course, there is always the formal route via e-mail to We read and respond to all comments.


1. Shailesh PaliwalPerformance Challenges in Cloud Computing

This paper starts with a description of the three main cloud service delivery models: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. Then it goes into the still developing subject of Performance engineering and capacity planning for cloud computing.

2. Tom WilsonMy Great Performance Testing Project

Tom talks about his experiences doing performance testing for the Autonomic Logistics Information System for the American Joint Strike Fighter.

3. Scott ChapmanWILTM: IBM Java 7 vs Java 6

Another great ‘What I Learned this Month’ article from Scott. This month Scott talks about the performance differences he found for his own workloads with IBM’s Java 7 compared to Java 6.

4. Kathy SteffensCapacity and Performance 2014

Preparations are under way for this year’s CMG Conference. Find out how to submit a paper, and how to volunteer to help with the conference.

5,6. Tom Kelman – Events: notices for national chapters and international chapters

Tom provides his usual useful summary of upcoming regional and international events. Also included are links to the minutes of the latest meeting for CMG-Australia and the Northern California regional CMG.

7. About the Authors

A brief overview of who the folks are who wrote these articles.

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