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    Performance Metrics 101: Page Size (Total Downloaded Bytes) Posted on August 26th, 2016 by Kameerath Kareem

    This blog will be a series of posts that will discuss some of the most important performance metrics. We will analyze real-time data and compare the top performing websites with those at the lower end of the spectrum. Best practices will be discussed in detail to help those who want to build websites that are […]

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    Revisiting the Anatomy of HTTP: Part I Posted on August 19th, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    One of the key driving factors behind the various web/mobile performance initiatives is the fact that end-users’ tolerance for latency has nose-dived. Several studies have been published whereby it has been demonstrated that poor performance routinely impacts the bottom line, viz,. # users, # transactions, etc. Examples studies include this, this and this. There are […]

  • Catchpoint AMA: Devops vs SREs
    DevOps vs. SRE: Ask Me Anything Posted on August 18th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    As we gear up for today’s live Ask Me Anything, we’re poring through the questions submitted about the distinctions, overlaps, and best practices to build high-performing organizations with devops and SRE teams. The ones below represent only a handful of what IT professionals have asked. Questions like these will be answered on the spot by […]

  • Complexity and Outages
    Complexity and Crashes Posted on August 16th, 2016 by Catchpoint Systems

    The recent surge in high-profile outages is not an illusion. It’s all too real and one major contributing factor often goes unmentioned. Reposted with permission from CircleID, this piece by Russ White highlights the role complexity plays in the increasingly fragile digital customer experience: It’s a familiar story by now: on the 8th of August, […]

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    Designing for Optimum Web Performance Across Devices Posted on August 15th, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    Back in the Internet’s good old days, website design was relatively easy. Sure there were different browsers and operating systems to account for, but virtually all users accessed your site from desktop or laptop computers. Today’s web design game is a bit more challenging, thanks to the proliferation of smartphones and tablets. Mobile device usage […]

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    Monitor Ad Performance by Emulation of Organic Surfing Posted on August 11th, 2016 by Craig Lowell

    The world of online advertising has grown in increasing scope and complexity over the past decade. With the advent of customized ads based on an individual user’s preferences and browsing history, the advertising content seen by one user is often completely different from those seen by another user in the same basic location. While this […]

  • A Practical Guide to SLAs Posted on August 4th, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    While visiting a customer last week (a large SaaS platform company), we started to have an interesting discussion around Service Level Agreements (SLAs) during which he encouraged me to write this blog. When I was tasked with setting up the QoS Team at DoubleClick in 1999, the primary mission was to setup a monitoring team (internal, external, etc.) and the secondary […]

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    DNS Experience Tests: A Key Cog in the Online Ecosystem Posted on August 3rd, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    A company’s collection of online systems is like a delicate ecosystem – all components must integrate with and complement each other, and one single malfunction in any of them can bring the entire system to a screeching halt. That’s why, when monitoring and analyzing the health of your online systems, you need a broad arsenal […]

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