Web Performance

4 Key Metrics for Web Service Performance

As more and more applications rely on web services to supply them with appropriate and timely data, the cost of offline and poorly performing web services grows. Last week’s Amazon Web Services outage puts our reliance into perspective, and similar outages of smaller scale occur every day. This blog discusses

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Round Robin DNS Environments

Any application that is mission critical should always be designed for redundancy in case one of the environments goes offline, the application will still be usable. Round robin DNS is a technique that enables provision of fault-tolerant systems using multiple hosts that can be located in various datacenters. In a

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Monitoring Infrastructure Externally

  External monitoring is often associated with managing the front-end of applications, however, given proper configuration, it can also be a powerful method to monitor back-end infrastructure and service components. With a web application, when a page is rendered to the user, it is typically comprised of data from multiple

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Forbes on the Value of Site Speed

Forbes on the Value of Site Speed Last week, Forbes published an article titled Emerging Markets and Internet Speed. It proposes that as US companies look outside the country to spur growth, the speed of their websites can be either a competitive advantage or a business risk. The difficulty in

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Monitoring Applications in the Cloud

Cloud Computing is one of the fastest growing trends in technology today. An IDC eXchange survey found that one of the top drivers behind this growth is the ability of the cloud to facilitate rapid deployment and flexible scalability of technology services by removing the friction associated with purchasing, deploying,

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Google Analytics and Web Performance

Google Analytics, while intended for marketing professionals, gathers and reports on information that can be extremely useful during design, testing, and administration. Google Analytics is a free service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about visitors to a website. It is typically used by marketers to manage and maximize

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