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  • Velocity Santa Clara
    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, […]

  • SSL performance
    Security (SSL) has a Performance Tax Posted on July 11th, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    While on a call with a customer last week, I was faced with the question of why the customer’s site had slowed down, even after they had switched to full SSL. Well, to be honest, it’s pretty obvious; SSL is more expensive from a web performance perspective. However, it wasn’t until I saw this chart that I realized how bad it […]

  • filtering noise
    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 […]

  • NY Vs. Chicago Style Pizza
    Web Performance, Chicago-Style Posted on June 24th, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    For a pizza connoisseur, comparing deep-dish Chicago-style pizzas to thin-crust New York-style can very often turn into a very heated debate. Just ask Jon Stewart. On our blog, we tend to focus a lot on failures and performance issues because learning from our mistakes is usually the best way to prevent them happening again. Today, however, we’re […]

  • Digital marketing performance
    3 Ways Digital Marketers Are Killing Their Web Performance Posted on June 16th, 2016 by Yancy Oshita

    The traditional tactics that served marketers for decades have become nearly obsolete and, thanks to the digitization of today’s businesses, marketers are being forced to adapt and rethink their strategy. The Web presents many unique obstacles that didn’t exist until very recently—users are incredibly tech-savvy people with very high expectations. Web performance now plays a […]

  • DDoS security
    Blurring the Line: Performance and Security Posted on June 11th, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    Many factors can impact the user experience of a website or mobile app including bad code, bad architecture, infrastructure, external factors such as fiber cut, government interference (invisible hand), and CDN and DNS providers issues. Unfortunately, we now have to add another reason: Security. Per Google: A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an […]

  • Headless vs real browser
    Performance Monitoring with Real vs. Headless Browsers Posted on June 10th, 2016 by Ryan Pellette

    The purpose of performance monitoring is to detect issues and minimize their impact on your end users. There are several different ways to do this, one of which is synthetic testing. Synthetic testing involves simulating real users by loading critical pages and transaction flows such as logging in and, if you’re an ecommerce company, checking […]

  • capacity
    Capacity Matters (Perhaps More Than You Think) Posted on June 1st, 2016 by J. Scotte Barkan

    A very wise man in a movie once put it, “It’s good for a man to know his limitations.” When it comes to a computer system, it’s essential. Understanding your capacity is a healthy part of running a business. Any business must understand what it needs in terms of its personnel (and the resources to […]

  • how to http2
    Ask Me Anything: How to Get Started with HTTP/2 Posted on May 20th, 2016 by Andrew Smirnov

    Often the most difficult task when adopting a new technology is figuring out how to get started. Considering that H/1 has been around for over 15 years, this is especially true in the case of HTTP/2. Beginning the transition to a new protocol can be a challenge, which is why we made sure to ask […]

  • Digital Performance Summit in India
    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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