On-demand testing in Slack using AWS Lambda

Application programming interface or APIs offer extensibility, making it possible to connect multiple tools and analyze data from different channels for a more comprehensive performance analysis. Processes or functions built using APIs are used to exchange and manipulate data between disparate applications. Catchpoint APIs are a simple, yet powerful mechanism…

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Cybersecurity and the need for SSL monitoring

The cybersecurity industry is constantly striving to stay well prepared and well ahead of new threats. Data protection was in the spotlight all through 2018. It’s a common practice for applications to collect user data like the user’s personal information, location, and other personal preferences. Such important data is vulnerable and,…

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2018outages

2018 outages and lessons learned

Application performance can only be maintained with constant monitoring and optimization efforts. Even with the growing emphasis on implementing a comprehensive monitoring strategy, performance issues and outages are common in the digital world. While some are a result of ineffective optimization, others are intentional and malicious, like a cyber-attack. Catchpoint…

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The performance cost of micro-outages

In the digital world, application performance degradation and downtime are not rare occurrences. The impact such incidents have on end-user experience varies. The application may become slow and frustrating to use or, it could crash and impede user transactions. The severity of the issue and the MTTR (Mean Time to…

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5 tips to build a better dashboard

Collecting metrics from distributed systems spanning private datacenters, public clouds, and a variety of third-party services has led to a data deluge for IT operations teams. When an alert is triggered, you don’t want to waste precious minutes sifting through the data trying to figure out what is happening. You…

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