Performance is a Journey not a Destination!
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    The Case for DNS Redundancy Posted on February 23rd, 2017 by Kameerath Kareem

    The Domain Name System, or DNS, provides the location/IP address of the server that hosts the domain that you are trying to access. The DNS resolution process (as explained in the image below) is the first step in the sequence of events that are triggered when you enter a domain name into your browser. If […]

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    Lloyds Bank Experiences Performance Issues for Over Two Days Posted on January 13th, 2017 by Greg Rubin

    Online banking has become a go-to tool for virtually every user these days. Everyone expects to be able to transfer money, pay bills, and manage their accounts on the go with ease. With online account accessibility becoming an industry-standard, it is crucial for banks to manage the performance of their online banking applications to provide […]

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    Managing DNS Performance Has Never Been More Critical Posted on December 9th, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    October’s massive distributed denial of service on Dyn DNS proved once again the importance and yet, the vulnerability of DNS. Dyn’s managed DNS services were hit in three separate waves from morning to evening, taking down major websites like Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, and SoundCloud in the process. DDoS attacks on managed DNS services are […]

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    DNS Outage Was Doomsday for the Internet Posted on October 23rd, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    What was supposed to be a quiet Friday suddenly turned into a real “Black Friday” for us (as well as most of the Internet) when Dyn suffered a major DDOS attack. From an internet disruption’s perspective, the widespread damage the outage caused made it the worst I have ever experienced. At the core of it all, […]

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    DNS Experience Tests: A Key Cog in the Online Ecosystem Posted on August 3rd, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    A company’s collection of online systems is like a delicate ecosystem – all components must integrate with and complement each other, and one single malfunction in any of them can bring the entire system to a screeching halt. That’s why, when monitoring and analyzing the health of your online systems, you need a broad arsenal […]

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    DNS: What Can Go Wrong and How You Can Fix It Posted on July 28th, 2016 by Ankit Kumar

    DNS is a core component of the Internet. This rather complex system exists to perform the basic function of translating website Domain names (ex: into an IP address. It acts as the liaison between the language that users can understand, and the address of the data center or destination in which the site is […]

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    Tracking Multi-CDN Performance Issues to DNS Posted on May 26th, 2016 by Nithyanand Mehta

    A multi-CDN service that combines multiple CDN providers into a single network is a common and effective way to speed up your web applications for users anywhere in the world. This strategy can also boost failover support in case one of the CDNs you’re using goes down. But even a multi-CDN service is not immune […]

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    Combining Catchpoint with OpenTSDB for Global Visibility and Alerting Posted on April 26th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    The article below was originally written and published by NS1, a Catchpoint customer and integration partner. At NS1, we’re big fans of Catchpoint, the performance monitoring company who’s also one of our awesome customers. On the one hand, we deliver global DNS and traffic management for Catchpoint’s products. And on the other hand, we lean heavily […]

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    Digital Performance in India: An Inside Perspective Posted on April 21st, 2016 by Nithyanand Mehta

    As our CEO Mehdi Daoudi wrote about last week, we hosted our first Digital Performance Summit in Bangalore on April 6. The event was focused on discussing some of the challenges the industry faces in the area of digital performance and its implication on business. More than 16 companies from across India participated in this event. We […]

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    Detect DNS Spoofing, Protect Your Digital Identity Posted on March 2nd, 2016 by Nithyanand Mehta

    Your Domain Name is your digital identity, the first interaction your customers will have with your online brand. In this article we will cover DNS Poisoning and why you need to proactively monitor and catch it before it affects your business; but before we get to testing and detecting a problem, let’s first define the […]

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