Performance is a Journey not a Destination!
  • Amazon outage
    Amazon Outage Denies Afternoon Access Posted on March 11th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    When Amazon falls, the world feels its tremor. The retail giant experienced an outage yesterday afternoon, which lasted for approximately 20 minutes. While 20 minutes may not seem like a long amount of time, to a company that makes $1,084 per second, it can feel like a lifetime. At about 2:10 PM ET, Amazon’s availability […]

  • Datadog integration
    Catchpoint Is Integrated With Datadog Posted on March 9th, 2016 by Robert Castley

    There are lots of things that can go wrong in your IT infrastructure that can kill your web applications’ customer experience. That’s why it’s so important to be able to correlate your Catchpoint alerts with alerts and data from your other monitoring systems. The faster you can discover why, for example, an alert that your […]

  • mobile retail
    Retail Has Gone Mobile, Have You? Posted on March 8th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    In case you haven’t noticed, the retail industry is shifting its focus to mobile. Whether it’s the flash sale online shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, or just a regular day in a brick-and-mortar store, costumers are looking for a mobile experience—and a great one, at that. The mobile universe has a lot of […]

  • Super Tuesday
    News Sites Stumble at Crucial Moments on Super Tuesday Posted on March 3rd, 2016 by Peter Girard

    At the moment the polls closed in three states on Super Tuesday and pundits were cleared to project the winners, two prominent news sites encountered serious performance problems, taking longer than 30 seconds to load web pages. Desktop users looking to ABC News and Fox News for the first indication of voters’ presidential nominees had […]

  • DNS poisoning
    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 […]

  • OpsCast Spotlight Teridion
    How to Use Third Party Data to Prove Your Worth Posted on February 25th, 2016 by Craig Lowell

    For all of the variances that the thousands of different online service providers have across a multitude of industries, one thing remains necessary for them to succeed: proof of their value proposition. The fundamental promise of any service provider is to deliver improved metrics in whatever industry it resides; but to prove it, a neutral […]

  • 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 […]

  • Digital Marketing Trends
    Digital Marketers Need to Care About Web Performance Posted on February 23rd, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    Recent digital marketing trends have focused on creating a more personalized environment for users. Rather than casting out an oversized net and potentially dragging in weeds and guppies, e-commerce companies have opted to define the specific bait they use with the hope of luring their ultimate trophy customer. To deliver this tailor-made experience, the content users […]

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