Performance is a Journey not a Destination!
  • DNS load balancers
    Monitoring DNS Load Balancers Posted on February 24th, 2016 by Nithyanand Mehta

    If your website receives heavy traffic and you are hosted across multiple infrastructures across the world or you are using multiple CDNs, then you ought to use a DNS Load Balancer to reroute traffic for better performance. While there are some large companies who create their own DNS load balancing system, which is complex and […]

  • NH Primary performance
    Top US News Sites Stumble During New Hampshire Primary Posted on February 10th, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    The New Hampshire Primary on February 9 may have been a watershed moment in the 2016 US presidential election, with anti-establishment candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump both rolling to big wins in their parties’ respective state nominating contests. It was also a moment of truth for major American news websites with this improbable election […]

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    DNS Resolution and Its Impact on User Experience Posted on January 13th, 2016 by Craig Lowell

    When it comes to protecting their brand, there is little that any successful company would not do. But what if the brand is being damaged just by people being unable to find the store? If you think of the internet as a virtual network, then DNS lookup and resolution is like the 411 service. Websites […]

  • Catchpoint's Top 10 Blogs of 2015
    Catchpoint’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015 Posted on January 6th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    Web performance issues and advances have been gaining a stronger presence in the headlines as people are becoming more aware of its impact on virtually every business, and 2015 was no exception. We saw a myriad of major outages this year hit some of the biggest corporations, as well as some technology integrations and other […]

  • NS1
    Another Integration, More Opportunities Posted on December 17th, 2015 by Maria Eldridge

    Most modern technology is driven by the desire to make every day tasks more efficient. Whether it’s wearable technology or a SaaS business tool, speed and ease-of-use are almost always at the core of their innovation. For that reason, Catchpoint has always made third party integrations a key product focus. We strive to make our […]

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    Neustar UltraDNS Went Down and Took Netflix (and Half the Internet) With it Posted on October 16th, 2015 by Maria Eldridge

    Neustar UltraDNS experienced a major outage due to a suspected DDoS attack on Thursday, October 15, at approximately 4:20 PM EST and lasted for roughly 90 minutes. It was later discovered that the outage was the result of a technical malfunction rather than a DDoS attack; however, it still prohibited the company from providing services to its […]

  • DNS anycast
    Why You Should Require Anycast DNS Posted on June 16th, 2015 by Dritan Suljoti

    This is the fourth post in our DNS series. For parts 1-3, click the links below: DNS Lookup: How a Domain Name is Translated to an IP Address Dissecting DNS Communications In the World of DNS, Cache is King In several of our previous posts in this series, we mentioned a technology called Anycast and […]

  • OnPrem Agent
    How the OnPrem Agent Will Save Businesses Time and Money Posted on May 28th, 2015 by Catchpoint Systems

    As our society’s reliance on online systems, applications, and cloud services grows, so too does the cost of performance issues within those systems. Whether a business relies on external-facing systems such as websites and public applications, internal networks and apps, or some combination of the two, a failure within those systems is going to hamper […]

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    Is There a DNS Doctor in the House? Posted on March 11th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but what if the apple itself is sick? Starting a little before 6 am EST on Wednesday, users across Apple’s various internal applications services such as iTunes, iBooks, the App store, and several others experienced growing frustration as repeated attempts to access these services were met […]

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    2014 Year in Review: Catchpoint’s Top Ten Blog Posts Posted on December 30th, 2014 by Craig Lowell

    It was a big year for the Catchpoint blog. The 51 articles that we posted by over a dozen different authors throughout the year were both new highs for the company. Meanwhile, you the reader proved to be very eclectic, devouring content about a huge range of topics – everything from highly technical articles about […]

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