IT organizations face several challenges when sizing for an initial deployment and planning for
server capacity. They must consider both the potential number of users as well as the desired
flexibility of content.
The IT organization responsible for configuring and deploying the Tableau Server environment
must ensure that the environment will meet the needs of the business while minimizing costs
and risk for application failures. Enterprises will often require performance testing as part of the
sizing and provisioning activity for server resources.
In this guide, we will not cover Tableau Desktop or Tableau Mobile performance testing.
Desktop load on Tableau Server is usually minimal. And mobile performance can be inferred
from a web browser, as mobile devices generally place a similar load on Tableau Server as
Tableau Desktop browsers.