Performance is a Journey not a Destination!
  • Web Performance Monitoring Tales Posted on May 18th, 2011 by Catchpoint Systems

    Last night I had the privilege to present at the LA WebPerf meetup about a topic close to my heart: “Network Latency & Web Latency … Catchpoint the Plumber“. The presentation was a showcase of real life web performance failures captured by our web performance monitoring tool Catchpoint. We covered not only real failures but also how to interpret the […]

  • Second Spring Release 2011 Posted on May 4th, 2011 by Catchpoint Systems

    It’s that time of the month for a new Catchpoint release. The second Spring release. Here are some of the major changes:

  • Network Latency & Web Latency … Catchpoint the Plumber Posted on May 2nd, 2011 by Catchpoint Systems

    Remember when Ted Stevens, the late Senator, talking about Net Neutrality referred to the internet as a series of tubes ? Even Jon Stewart did a segment on that story. Well our support team troubleshooted an issue this past weekend for one of our customers and, superficially at least, it did indeed look a lot like a bunch of clogged […]

  • Royal Wedding & The Internet… Posted on April 29th, 2011 by Catchpoint Systems

    I read an article yesterday predicting that the Royal Wedding was going to be a big stress test to the Internet. To observe the impact of the Royal Wedding on the Internet, I decided to monitor some of the popular websites that provided coverage for the Royal Wedding: Yahoo,  CNN, Youtube, the Official Site, Facebook,  Twitter,  BBC,  MSNBC & the Telegraph We monitored the web […]

  • My 2 cents on the AWS failure and lessons learned from the past. Posted on April 25th, 2011 by Catchpoint Systems

    A lot has been published already about AWS EC2 failure, I wanted to add my 2 cents on the issue as it reminded me of a notorious event that happened to DoubleClick in August 2000. What AWS and their customers experienced is unfortunate, but it will and it can happen to anyone! In IT we are dealing with various complex systems […]

  • First Spring Release 2011 Posted on April 11th, 2011 by Catchpoint Systems

    Spring is finally here, although it seems someone in the East Coast just got the memo! This April we also celebrate our 1 year anniversary of launching the Catchpoint Web Performance Monitoring suite. We have had a busy year building solutions to help client with monitoring and optimizing internet based services to provide best user experience. Our system grew from […]

  • TCP Packet Visualization for Facebook News Feed Posted on March 31st, 2011 by Catchpoint Systems

    Looking at the TCP packets transmitted during a webpage load can be quite overwhelming. Here is a very interesting way of visualizing the TCP packet communication when loading the Facebook News Feed webpage utilizing Packet Flight by Carlos Bueno.

  • Relying on Web Performance Monitoring to Discover Release Problems Posted on March 25th, 2011 by Catchpoint Systems

    In the 1990s the websites were quite simple, served by a single server talking to a single database, JavaScript and Flash had just been introduced, AJAX was being developed, and HTTP 1.0 protocol was prevalent across the World Wide Web. Now, years later and that same webpage has turned into a complicated “web” of services, […]

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