Performance is a Journey not a Destination!
  • multi cdn
    Tracking Multi-CDN Performance Issues to DNS Posted on May 26th, 2016 by Nithyanand Mehta

    A multi-CDN service that combines multiple CDN providers into a single network is a common and effective way to speed up your web applications for users anywhere in the world. This strategy can also boost failover support in case one of the CDNs you’re using goes down. But even a multi-CDN service is not immune […]

  • performance outage management
    Managing an Outage: How Catchpoint Eats its Own Dog Food Posted on May 25th, 2016 by Mitchell Zelmanovich

    We talk a lot about analyzing and responding to outages. The truth is, much of the advice we give comes from watching how our clients deal with performance issues. We recently got a chance to manage an issue of our own, so we wanted to document what we saw and what we did. We think […]

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    Are We There Yet? The Tale of a Slow Web Speed Road Trip Posted on May 23rd, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    If you have kids and have gone on a long car ride with them, you know the drill; every few minutes you hear, “Are we there yet?” Something happened to me last night as I was reading a Business Insider article about a new Seiko watch for travelers, which is targeted to people who travel a lot and have […]

  • how to http2
    Ask Me Anything: How to Get Started with HTTP/2 Posted on May 20th, 2016 by Andrew Smirnov

    Often the most difficult task when adopting a new technology is figuring out how to get started. Considering that H/1 has been around for over 15 years, this is especially true in the case of HTTP/2. Beginning the transition to a new protocol can be a challenge, which is why we made sure to ask […]

  • ecommerce experience
    In the Online World, There’s No Room for Complacency Posted on May 19th, 2016 by Nithyanand Mehta

    If you’re an online company, only two things can realistically ensure you are one of the best in your industry: You are either a pioneer in the Industry You have the best product Typically, the first company(ies) to break into any given industry have the biggest market share. For example, Flipkart and Snapdeal currently have […]

  • Catchpoint Web Performance Benchmark: Q1 Ecommerce
    Target, Apple, Walgreens Top Site Speed Rankings: Latest Benchmark Posted on May 17th, 2016 by Peter Girard

    Seconds matter. When it comes to the digital user experience, a couple of seconds separates winners and losers. Among the best-performing ecommerce websites, the gap is even smaller. Catchpoint’s Q1-2016 Ecommerce Web Performance Benchmark identified the quarter’s best-of-the-best, showing how fast the top sites in the US were and identifying what the winners had in […]

  • retail omnichannel
    In Retail, It’s an Omnichannel World Posted on May 13th, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    Online retail has been a game-changer over the last two decades but it’s still a relatively small percentage of total retail spend, less than 6% according to the US Census Bureau’s Annual Retail Trade Survey. While brick-and-mortar retailers long ago established online channels, powerhouse online retailers like Amazon are moving into physical stores. And just […]

  • Lessons from SFDCs outage
    App Rage and Lessons from’s Outage Posted on May 12th, 2016 by Peter Girard

    App rage is real. It’s what we feel when a cloud service we depend on is slow or unavailable, as SFDC was yesterday morning. It’s also what a SaaS provider feels when customers vent their frustrations during an outage. Catchpoint has been on both ends of app rage, and as we monitored’s performance yesterday […]

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