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    Web Monitoring Just Isn’t Good Enough Anymore Posted on March 9th, 2017 by Dennis Callaghan

    Monitoring tools for websites have been around for more than two decades now. They can tell you whether your site is up or down, how long it takes your webpage to load, even how long it takes to complete a multi-step transaction. All of this is done by monitoring the communication layers of the web, […]

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    Got IT Complexity? Monitor the User Experience Posted on October 14th, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    It’s no secret that IT operations has changed a lot over the last decade or so. New technologies like cloud, virtualization, containers, and microservices have made applications and infrastructure more distributed, more efficient, and more flexible at the expense of predictability and manageability. This is why technologies like Catchpoint’s have come to the forefront in […]

  • mobile-shopping
    Is Your Mobile Site Holiday Ready? Posted on October 4th, 2016 by Kameerath Kareem

    A website that scores positively across all performance metrics is usually what every online retailer strives to achieve. With the variety of devices available to customers, it is not enough to build a website that works perfectly on a laptop or a desktop. A single customer may access the site from any number of devices […]

  • A Practical Guide to SLAs Posted on August 4th, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    While visiting a customer last week (a large SaaS platform company), we started to have an interesting discussion around Service Level Agreements (SLAs) during which he encouraged me to write this blog. When I was tasked with setting up the QoS Team at DoubleClick in 1999, the primary mission was to setup a monitoring team (internal, external, etc.) and the secondary […]

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    Velocity Santa Clara and Monitorama 2016: It’s a Wrap Posted on July 14th, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    My head is still spinning with all of the great content, amazing speakers, new tools and technologies that were covered at Monitorama 2016 and Velocity Santa Clara; however, there are still many challenges to overcome. To get the most out of any experience, sometimes you have to take a step back, get back down to earth, […]

  • Prime Day
    Amazon Prime Day ’16: Success or Failure? Posted on July 13th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    Yesterday was the second annual Amazon Prime Day; a day that is heralded for the incredible deals offered on pretty much anything you’d ever want to buy (including a $40,000 set of speakers—marked down to a mere $26,730 during the event). While the retail giant spent the day under the microscope as customers scoured the […]

  • Riot Games
    Did Riot Games Really Negotiate Direct Connections from Users to its Servers? Posted on July 8th, 2016 by Mitchell Zelmanovich

    Every day more than 27 million people depend on Riot Games’ League of Legends to deliver an incredibly fast user experience. My fellow Catchpointer Greg Rubin and I are two of them. Like just about everyone else who plays, we can tell when our connection to the server is faster or slower, even by a […]

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    Signal Processing: Filtering Out The Noise Posted on June 29th, 2016 by Catchpoint Systems

    With cloud computing becoming ubiquitous and the advent of IoT, the problems associated with the three Vs of Big Data – viz., volume, velocity, and variety – would exacerbate. One routinely hears from speakers at every industry conference about the magnitude of the three Vs at their respective companies. However, very rarely is there any […]

  • security and performance
    Red Team vs. Blue Team – Security and Performance Posted on June 27th, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    When a security breach or DDoS attack occurs, performance and user experience are the first visible victims.  As the use of cloud services continues to make security more important than ever, conducting internal war games is a great way to understand your weaknesses before a real catastrophe happens.  A common way companies test this is […]

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    Tracking Changes to Your Website With Performance Monitoring Posted on June 21st, 2016 by Peter van Gils

    More and more companies are going agile, developing software in incremental, rapid cycles. This results in small incremental releases with each release building on previous functionality. Changes made in these incremental releases are continuously integrated with the existing code. Testing is obviously very important in these agile environments to ensure that these frequent changes don’t […]

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