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    Lessons Learned: March Madness Bracket Buster Posted on March 23rd, 2017 by Juan Luna

    The NCAA men’s basketball tournament kicked off last week, and like many other people, I was looking forward to building my bracket. My colleagues and I enjoy some friendly competition, so we used CBS Sports as our bracket challenge host. The cut-off for submissions was Thursday at noon—being busy with work and a procrastinator by […]

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    Incident Monitoring and Response Posted on March 22nd, 2017 by Catchpoint Systems

    Written by Chris Chandler, Network Operations Center Director at Dyn Within most technical operations environments, you’ll find some form of incident response plan.  These procedures are used to manage and resolve an incident as well as to communicate with customers when issues arise. At Dyn, we’ve evolved a philosophy around incident response that scales, and […]

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    Why Caching is a Vital Part of Website Performance Posted on March 13th, 2017 by Catchpoint Systems

    This is a guest post written by Roxana Elliott, section.io. When it comes to website performance and speed, we have a saying over here at section.io: Cache is King. We believe that an effective cache setup is the number-one thing websites can do to serve content to visitors as quickly as possible, improve both front-end […]

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    Web Monitoring Just Isn’t Good Enough Anymore Posted on March 9th, 2017 by Dennis Callaghan

    Monitoring tools for websites have been around for more than two decades now. They can tell you whether your site is up or down, how long it takes your webpage to load, even how long it takes to complete a multi-step transaction. All of this is done by monitoring the communication layers of the web, […]

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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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