Experience Monitoring in the Cloud Era

Companies migrating from a self-managed infrastructure to public cloud solutions, like AWS, Azure, Google, IBM, Alibaba, and Tencent, see significant IT savings. For Internet-based services, this brings a set of new opportunities and challenges in monitoring and managing customers’ digital experience. How do you monitor performance (speed, reachability, reliability, and…

Analyzing the Impact of a Public DNS Resolver Outage

DNS is the most important component of the engine that keeps the internet running. If DNS is not managed effectively or the servers go down, applications are inaccessible and users are frustrated. Public DNS servers are becoming the preferred DNS server among the internet population. They improve the online customer…

How To Manage DNS in China

This is a guest blog post from Carl Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist at NS1. Boasting the largest population of internet users in the world, China remains one of the greatest opportunities and risks in the proliferation of an open, and free internet. While the country has been “online” since the…

Monitoring in the Gaming Industry

The gaming industry has created its own indispensable space in the online world, it is a multi-billion dollar industry bringing together avid gamers from every corner of the globe. The internet added a new dimension to the gaming universe, evolving from basic arcade games and video games to advanced gaming…

A Complete Performance Breakdown of 1.1.1.1: Cloudflare’s Public DNS Resolver

I have always been a huge fan of external DNS resolvers such as OpenDNS and Google Public DNS resolvers. I truly believe that they do improve the online customer experience since most ISPs do either a poor job at managing theirs DNS or they do DNS rewrites. Cloudflare recently launched…