Best Practice 3: Transform Performance and Scale

In most enterprises, the Performance group's needs are prioritized highly in terms of IT budget and hiring expert staff because the stakes are very high. Performance teams are usually the last line of defense against delivering a losing game in the marketplace.

You need to get a feeling for how critical performance is. The customers we are talking about are not just uploading the latest funny picture to a social media site—they are running applications that handle critical business. Without high performance, your systems cannot sustain over time and will not be able to scale to meet increasing ...

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