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  • DNS load balancers
    Monitoring DNS Load Balancers Posted on February 24th, 2016 by Nithyanand Mehta

    If your website receives heavy traffic and you are hosted across multiple infrastructures across the world or you are using multiple CDNs, then you ought to use a DNS Load Balancer to reroute traffic for better performance. While there are some large companies who create their own DNS load balancing system, which is complex and […]

  • Chief Performance Officer
    Is It Time for a Chief Performance Officer? Posted on February 17th, 2016 by Peter van Gils

    Modern web applications are technically complex and consist of a large number of different hardware components, software applications, network connections and a wide range of different skills and knowledge. In a large enterprise, that automatically means that the ownership of all of these parts is distributed across the organization and even across multiple infrastructure and […]

  • Retail OnPrem Agent
    Saving Brick-And-Mortar Retail With OnPrem Agent Posted on February 16th, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    We talk a lot about the online retail space at Catchpoint and how our monitoring service can help keep e-commerce websites fast and available. But as our product managers frequently remind me, online systems aren’t limited to just the customer-facing website. They can include any Internet- or network-connected application or system. At a brick-and-mortar retail […]

  • NH Primary performance
    Top US News Sites Stumble During New Hampshire Primary Posted on February 10th, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    The New Hampshire Primary on February 9 may have been a watershed moment in the 2016 US presidential election, with anti-establishment candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump both rolling to big wins in their parties’ respective state nominating contests. It was also a moment of truth for major American news websites with this improbable election […]

  • Marketing IT Collaboration
    Marketing and IT Collaboration Makes for Happy Customers Posted on February 4th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    The gap between creative and technical is officially closed; in digital business, that is. It’s time for collaboration between marketing and IT to reflect that. Web performance has always been IT’s responsibility. The disruption of traditional business practices that comes with the term “digital” is completely reshaping day-to-day productivity, and blending the completely separate marketing and […]

  • HSBC DDoS blog
    A DDoS Attack Hit HSBC, Taking Them Down for Hours Posted on February 3rd, 2016 by Brandon DeLap

    HSBC reported a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack last Friday that resulted in an outage lasting several hours. Despite being isolated to the UK HSBC website (http://www.hsbc.co.uk/), the downtime left a lot of customers without any access to the banking site. To add salt to the company’s already painful wound, the outage couldn’t have […]

  • SPS Commerce OpsCast
    How SPS Commerce Kept Retail Moving During the Holidays Posted on February 2nd, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    We know by now that online retailers for the most part weathered the storm OK during the holiday shopping season late last year, with some notable exceptions. But there’s more to the online retail shopping experience than the vendors’ websites. The products that the customer buys have to be in stock and get to the […]

  • Optimizing your objects
    Optimizing Your Objects Posted on January 28th, 2016 by Robert Castley

    While the essence of performance monitoring may be catching issues as they happen and fixing them before your users are impacted, preempting those issues altogether is the ultimate goal of any sound performance strategy. Optimizing the objects that are on your site is a tried-and-true method of maintaining exceptional performance and providing great user experiences. […]

  • SLA blog 1-26-16
    Monitoring SLAs in an On-Demand World Posted on January 26th, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    If you were listening in on our Opscast webinar with Honeywell a few weeks ago you would have learned about an interesting use case of the Catchpoint OnPrem Agent. Honeywell was experiencing painfully slow satellite Internet service on its entire fleet of corporate jets, jets that include a number of Honeywell components, including the satellite […]

  • eCommerce performance tips
    Preparing for Online Events All Year Long Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by Dennis Callaghan

    Cyber Monday—the Monday after Thanksgiving in the US—may be a relic of a bygone era of slow, dial-up, at-home Internet connections but remains the biggest online shopping day of the year for US e-commerce sites. While Cyber Monday may make or break the year for some online retailers, online events crucial to an e-tailer’s business […]

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