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    How to Test Your Site in October for Holiday Shopping Traffic Posted on October 8th, 2014 by Ryan Pelette

    October is here, and most eCommerce sites have completed the code changes in preparation for the holiday shopping season, so now is the time to test their websites. Here is what some great companies are doing to ensure that their apps and sites are ready to handle the increased traffic of the upcoming eCommerce season. […]

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    Catchpoint and Cedexis Partner to Improve Web Performance Posted on October 2nd, 2014 by Catchpoint Systems

    Catchpoint is pleased to announce a new partnership with Cedexis, whose customers can now leverage the Catchpoint service as a data source for Openmix traffic management. This is possible through Cedexis’s open adaptor Fusion program and Catchpoint’s Alert API and data collected from over 260 global nodes. To commemorate this partnership, the following is a guest […]

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    Effects of Back to School Sales on Holiday Shopping Season Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by Craig Lowell

    The world of eCommerce is a never-ending string of challenges that must be met. As soon as one major sale is over, online retailers are already looking ahead to the next one. And from a DevOps perspective, that means making sure that the site can handle the next traffic surge by learning from the lessons […]

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    Catch(point)ing Up With Velocity New York 2014 Posted on September 17th, 2014 by Catchpoint Systems

    Velocity NY has wrapped up, and it was a smashing success thanks to hosts O’Reilly Media, as well as all of the sponsors, speakers, and exhibitors (we’re especially fond of one in particular). But we know that not everyone could make it this year, so here’s a brief glimpse of what you missed from CEO […]

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    Holiday Shopping Guide: What To Do When Failure Happens Posted on September 11th, 2014 by Brandon DeLap

    No matter how much you monitor and how well you prepare, web failures are going to happen; it’s an unfortunate reality of life in the DevOps world. Sometimes it’s a redirect to a boring 404 page, a shopping cart gets deleted minutes before a sale ends, or your entire infrastructure experiences an outage during the […]

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    Why We’re Participating in Internet Slowdown Day Posted on September 10th, 2014 by Mehdi Daoudi

    No one wants to see the spinning loading screen. We can all agree on that, right? Now imagine if you saw it over and over and over. Want to check out your Facebook newsfeed? Latency. Want to see a video clip on YouTube? Latency. Want to relax at home after work by catching up on […]

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    Is Your eCommerce Site Optimized for the Holiday Shopping Season? Posted on September 5th, 2014 by Robert Castley

    November 28, 2014, the day after Thanksgiving, is Black Friday. Based on sales from last year, most Black Friday events will start earlier on Thanksgiving and extend later throughout the Black Friday weekend and into Cyber Monday 2014 (December 1). So…is your site ready for a double whammy and one helluva busy weekend? Shoppers will […]

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    Tales of Latency: Cyber Monday Catastrophe Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by Craig Lowell

    The following is based on a true story. The names have been omitted, and the places and times changed to protect those who suffered from slow internet. Everything was all set. A hot cup of coffee was sitting next to the keyboard, the entire family’s wish lists were laid out in front of the monitor, […]

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