Response times are in many – if not in most – cases the basis for performance analysis. In virtualized and cloud environments they are the most accurate performance metric you can get. Very often, however, people measure and interpret response times the wrong way. This is more than reason enough to discuss the topic of response time measurements and how to interpret them.

This article discusses the most common mistakes like

  • averaging information away
  • putting everything in a box
  • far from the real world
  • not measuring what you need

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