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    Frickin Sharks Are Attacking Our Frickin Internet Posted on January 7th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    When most people think of the modern internet and the way it works, it’s an abstract idea filled with satellites, radio waves, and wireless connections that they can’t even begin to understand (though we’ve tried to help). They don’t think of it as a bunch of wires and cables that lie underground and underwater, and […]

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    New Year’s Resolution: Let’s Retake Performance Posted on January 5th, 2015 by Mehdi Daoudi

    This article was originally published at PerfPlanet. Enough is enough! For too long, the DevOps community has been hamstrung by the demands of the business departments with whom we work. The obvious goal of any DevOps team is to make the sites for which we’re responsible as fast and reliable as possible. And yet at […]

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    2014 Year in Review: Catchpoint’s Top Ten Blog Posts Posted on December 30th, 2014 by Craig Lowell

    It was a big year for the Catchpoint blog. The 51 articles that we posted by over a dozen different authors throughout the year were both new highs for the company. Meanwhile, you the reader proved to be very eclectic, devouring content about a huge range of topics – everything from highly technical articles about […]

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    Monitoring India eCommerce during the Great Online Shopping Festival Posted on December 23rd, 2014 by Nithyanand Mehta

    Seeing an opportunity to capitalize on a one-day online shopping bonanza the likes of the United States sees with “Cyber Monday” and China sees with “Singles Day,” Google India created the Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) in Dec 2012, collaborating with a few online shopping portals to provide heavy discounts across a large number of sites. […]

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    Improve Your Team’s Communication with Catchpoint’s Slack Integration Posted on December 18th, 2014 by Robert Castley

    In the modern business environment, the ability to effectively communicate with colleagues both inside and outside of your department is a challenge with which companies of all sizes struggle every single day. Slack is a relatively new and powerful communication tool that helps solve this common problem for the modern organization. By bringing together various services […]

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    Improving Our Alerting System with PagerDuty Posted on December 15th, 2014 by Maria Eldridge

    When your systems fail, being the first to know is imperative in order to get back up and running before your clients or customers are negatively impacted. But figuring out the best way to do so hasn’t always been easy. That’s the problem that PagerDuty, a private alert service that can be used across a […]

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    UK Black Friday Performance Featured Heavy Sites and Long Load Times Posted on December 3rd, 2014 by Robert Castley

    With the recent crazy long weekend of shopping deals to be had both online and in store it has been a testing time for some of the UK’s Top 50 retailers. Black Friday and Cyber Monday came to the UK in 2010 with Amazon offering Black Friday discounts. Every year since has seen more and […]

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    Lessons Learned from Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2014 Posted on December 1st, 2014 by Mehdi Daoudi

    All metrics based off of the performance data of Catchpoint’s customized list of Top 50 eCommerce sites. While many of us were stuffing ourselves full of turkey, cranberry sauce, and…stuffing on Thanksgiving, internet retailers were gearing up for the massive eCommerce traffic spurred by Black Friday deals. While the brick and mortar stores remain packed, […]

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