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  • Fast Web Performance Starts with DNS… Posted on November 16th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    You wake up, make coffee, sit down by the computer and start reading your favorite web sites. You fire up your favorite browser and type www.site.com on the address bar, hit enter and continue sipping on that coffee. You wait for the page to load, sipping some more coffee – a few seconds later you […]

  • Monitoring 101: Peeling The Onion. Posted on November 11th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    I am often asked by customers and prospects: “What should we be monitoring?” This is a billion dollar question and it seems like everyone has their own answers. I have seen different approaches, some better than others. In this blog post I want to share with you what I think is a “good” methodology for […]

  • Web Performance Optimization Applied, A Customer Success Story. Posted on November 9th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    At Catchpoint, we work very closely with our clients and love hearing how they use the system and how it helps them. Recently we heard from Kelsey at WhippleHill Communications. Some background: We started working with Whipplehill back in early October.  Besides providing Web Performance Monitoring, we also provided one on one Web Performance Optimization consultations; where we […]

  • What’s new at Catchpoint – October 2010 Release Posted on October 27th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    Our October release just hit the wire. This one was packed with some really cool features based on feedback from customers and prospects. Here are some feature highlights: Page Speed score: Catchpoint will calculate Page Speed score for every test run. Users will be able to chart the Page Speed score in the Performance Chart over time to view […]

  • Dawn of a New Day in the Web Performance Optimization World. Posted on October 25th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    Today is an important day for the web community, Zero Load launched the 1st Web Performance Optimization contest. For the first time web speed enthusiasts will compete in building the fastest site based on a set of tangible criteria. We applaud the event, the organizers and the entire philosophy behind this event and we are very proud to […]

  • Performance is a Journey, not a Destination Posted on October 20th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    No one likes slow websites or websites that malfunction. Today, time is very valuable – and no user wants to be frustrated trying to access a website. We all have better things to do than wait for a webpage to load or keep hitting the reload button on the browser in hopes the problem will […]

  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf in Web Performance Posted on October 11th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    Today, performance monitoring involves monitoring the performance, reliability, and availability of every object on the website, including third party vendors, as any of these objects can cause performance problems to the page. Almost every web performance monitoring tool out there will alert on failures of such objects, including HTTP errors like 404 and 503s. Recently […]

  • Another 3AM Disaster Call! Who will you wake up? Posted on October 8th, 2010 by Catchpoint Systems

    In 1999, when tasked to setup an organization dedicated to performance, monitoring, site reliability…, I looked for guidance, books, gurus, mentors… there were none. But I did end up finding this amazing quote from Rudyard Kipling: “I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew);Their names are What and Why and When And […]

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