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  • Companies migrating from a self-managed infrastructure to public cloud solutions, such as AWS, Azure, Google, IBM, 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 (regarding speed, reachability, reliability,… The post Experience Monito...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • DNS is the most important component of the Internet. It is basically responsible for translating hostnames to their respective IP addresses, the process of which is quite simple to understand. DNS directs users to your website based on the address information retrieved through the DNS resolution process. There are several… The post DNS Performance 101: Zone Files appeared first on Catchpoint's Blo...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • On June 29, Comcast and their customers suffered an Internet outage from two fiber cuts at Level3 and Zayo. This outage frustrated millions of consumers across the country for several hours. Those red spots above are a nightmare for any SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, or Enterprise company affected – not only… The post 5 Lessons for Managing a 3rd Party Outage appeared first on Catchpoint's Blog - Web Performan...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • Phones connect people to the world. An update about the news, text from friends or an email from work; phones provide insights into everything. With Catchpoint’s new mobile app, users can stay connected to Catchpoint for insights on their applications. The app is now available on the Apple AppStore at… The post Introducing the Catchpoint Mobile App for iOS appeared first on Catchpoint's Blog - Web...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • Google is on a mission to make the web faster. In 2010, they included page speed as a contributing factor to search rankings, but this focused only on desktop search results. Starting in July, they will be extending that to mobile devices. Mobile load times will now be a factor… The post Tips to Improve Mobile Page Performance appeared first on Catchpoint's Blog - Web Performance Monitoring.

Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • It has been a month since the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR was brought into effect across the European Union. GDPR was borne out of a need for stricter privacy rules governing the digital economy and was formally adopted in April 2016, it is a set of rules that… The post State of the Internet – The GDPR Effect appeared first on Catchpoint's Blog - Web Performance Monitoring.

Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • We get upset and frustrated when a site we are trying to access is unavailable. That frustration multiplies when we can’t reach any site on the internet. On Friday, June 29th, Comcast experienced a major outage caused by two unrelated fiber cuts to their network backbone providers. Media reports the… The post Post Incident Review: Comcast Outage appeared first on Catchpoint's Blog - Web Performanc...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • 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… The post Analyzing the Impact of a Public DNS Resolver Outage appeared first on C...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • Monitorama is one of my favorite conferences to attend. It is about one of my favorite subjects (monitoring) and is hosted in one of my favorite cities (Portland). It always surprises me how similar the themes are across the talks at a single-track conference like this; one might think that… The post Monitorama 2018 Recap appeared first on Catchpoint's Blog - Web Performance Monitoring.

Catchpoint Systems Inc
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • Technology teams are not immune to hype and trends. Today one of the hottest topics is Observability. Everyone seems to be jumping on the observability bandwagon. Companies are building observability teams and looking to purchase observability tools. Observability isn’t necessarily a new thing. Having spent two decades building, monitoring, and… The post Practicality of Observability appeared firs...

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  • With unique issues of congestion, underdeveloped networks, and stringent censorship, the Chinese Internet is an entirely different beast. We'll discuss the most common issues network teams should look out for, as well as best practices for monitoring DNS, benchmarking network performance in China, and ensuring that content passes through censorship filters smoothly. Key Takeaways: • Measure and ba...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • 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… The post How to manage DNS in China appeared first on Catchpoint's Blog - Web Performance Monitorin...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • 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… The post Monitoring in the Gaming Industry appeared first on Catchpoint's Blog - Web Perfor...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • I love the Internet! I love it so much it became the cornerstone of Catchpoint’s vision to help the Internet deliver on its potential for everyone. A few weeks ago, I attended a lecture by Professor Rawi Abdelal from Harvard Business School where he spoke about the rise of physical… The post The Balkanization of the Internet Must Stop appeared first on Catchpoint's Blog - Web Performance Monitorin...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • Companies are no longer dependent on software that needs to be installed and activated with a license key; software-as-a-service (SaaS) has changed the way we access and use software applications. The same model of subscription-based services has been replicated across the IT landscape. Now we have infrastructure-as-a-service for compute, print,… The post How to Monitor SaaS Applications from your...

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Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • We’re beyond proud to introduce Catchpoint Cares, a company initiative dedicated to empowering Catchpoint employees, partners, and customers to lead positive change in our communities. We aim to do this through an ongoing effort to provide opportunities and support endeavors that advance education, improve our environment, strengthen communities, promote diversity,… The post Catchpoint Cares appea...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • This blog is the third in our series on how  Catchpoint can integrate with solutions in the monitoring landscape. The application delivery chain has become more complex over the years, as a result, the ways in which we monitor and troubleshoot systems have evolved. Gone are the days of getting… The post Integration Spotlight: Application Performance Monitoring appeared first on Catchpoint's Blog -...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • When we crafted the questions and analyzed the data from our recent Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) survey, we tried to present a balanced view of the organizational environments and challenges that SREs face. It was no surprise in the survey that some of the top job responsibilities of an SRE… The post Site Reliability Engineering and Monitoring Tools appeared first on Catchpoint's Blog - Web Per...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • In nearly every new version of Chrome, there are notable updates, bug fixes, and new features added to the new version. This often requires developers to change their code to accommodate the new changes so that the performance, reliability, and user experience of their website can be maximized. In 2009, Google… The post Introducing Choose Your Own Chrome Version appeared first on Catchpoint's Blog...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • We are pleased to announce the introduction of Catchpoint Platform Real User Monitoring (RUM). All Catchpoint synthetic customers automatically gain access to Real User Monitoring at no additional cost. Platform RUM captures 1.5M pageviews per month and includes the following capabilities: Customizable and pre-built visualizations to understand the experience of… The post Introducing: Platform Rea...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • As a digital society built around data and devices, we have reached a pivotal juncture where the customer experience is the product. Services must be accessible to everyone, anywhere and at any time. This user experience journey begins with resolving your domain name. DNS has been around for years however… The post Trust but Verify Third Party Performance with DNS Monitoring appeared first on Catc...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • No, we are not launching a new James Bond movie. We are talking about the messaging app Telegram, founded by a Russian, which was ironically blocked by Russian authorities over its non-compliance with the government security measures. The internet superhighway is not without roadblocks. Censorship has always been a hot… The post From Russia With Love appeared first on Catchpoint's Blog - Web Perfo...

Catchpoint Systems Inc
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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  • Sumo Logic is a cloud-based log management and analytics service that leverages machine-generated big data to deliver real-time IT insights. In this blog post, we discuss how you can integrate Catchpoint with Sumo Logic. The integration involves pushing data from Catchpoint to Sumo Logic using Webhooks and using this data to… The post Integrating Catchpoint with Sumo Logic appeared first on Catchp...

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  • AppNexus is an advertising technology company that powers the buying and selling of digital advertising around the globe. Getting real-time insight into the actual client experience is the key to detecting and overcoming performance challenges. They partnered with Catchpoint to provide them with real-time performance data from both the network and application levels, as well as context for interne...