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    Words of Wisdom from 18 Women in Tech Posted on March 8th, 2017 by Dawn Parzych

    As International Women’s Day approached, I thought about what I could do to recognize this day. Recently the news has been filled with stories from women like Susan Fowler at Uber and AJ Vandermeyden at Telsa about the discrimination and harassment that is pervasive in tech. These stories need to be told and shared, but […]

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    How to Maintain Your Performance During Cloud Migration Posted on March 7th, 2017 by Maria Eldridge

    As we’ve learned from recent events, any online entity, big or small, is subject to fail. Today’s IT landscape is so complex, most digital businesses rely on other services to ensure their service is running properly and efficiently. For many businesses, the cloud has become the answer to that problem. Cloud services allow us to […]

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    An In-depth Analysis of the AWS S3 Outage Impact Posted on March 1st, 2017 by Catchpoint Systems

    Amazon’s AWS (Amazon Web Services) S3 web-based storage service in North America experienced widespread issues beginning at 12:37 PM EST on February 28. As reported on Amazon’s status dashboard, “high error rates with S3 in US-EAST-1.” This was the only explanation provided at the time. Consequently, many popular online services that utilize S3 such as […]

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    Why Web Performance Matters – Comprehensive CDN Monitoring Posted on February 28th, 2017 by Prashanth Kumar

    Waiting for a webpage to load can be painful—but not knowing how to proceed when the page is “stuck” is a nightmare. User satisfaction is dependent on website performance and ease of use – a slow loading website has a negative impact on end-user experience and directly affect conversion rates. To ensure high availability and […]

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    Debugging CDNs: A Need for Change Posted on February 27th, 2017 by Mehdi Daoudi

    It’s a Saturday afternoon: An email from a customer drove me to start troubleshooting an issue they were experiencing with Amazon S3. They were experiencing random high wait time, usually an indication of a problem with communication back to some sort of an origin system. Should’ve been a piece of cake, right? Well, it wasn’t. […]

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    How Elevate Will Drive Continuing Professional Education Posted on February 24th, 2017 by Craig Lowell

    The importance of continuing professional education, particularly in a field as innovative and rapidly-changing as digital experience monitoring, cannot be understated. Performance monitoring is constantly adapting to accommodate the ever-changing IT landscape, and staying ahead of the curve when it comes to learning the best tools and strategies is vital for any company that seeks […]

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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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    DeveloperWeek 2017 Recap Posted on February 21st, 2017 by Maria Eldridge

    One of the best ways to learn is by listening to your peers. Whether it be a topic you are already versed in, or something completely new, our peers offer a different perspective that can help inspire new ideas and advance your knowledge. DeveloperWeek 2017 in San Francisco was an environment for accelerated learning. Speakers […]

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