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.