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Routers: Both Targets And Perpetrators In DDoS Attacks

The most recent major distributed denial-of-service attacks have stemmed from hackers hijacking countless Internet of Things devices and using them to create massive botnets to knock down servers; however, other devices like routers are still major contributors. Routers have the unfortunate distinction of often being targeted during a DDoS attack and as a device capable of […] Continue reading

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Website Performance: Learning from Mistakes

When it comes to a website outage, customers will sometimes give the offending company a second chance, especially if the issues get swiftly amended. In fact, customer forgiveness is very important for businesses to redeem themselves following errors, allowing them to retain both loyalty and expenditure. But what happens when their site crashes again? Mistakes […] Continue reading

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Talking to the Machine

In a previous lifetime, when the world was not so fully digital, the Internet was just a nascent ARPAnet, and my job was manufacturing first-gen word processors, I worked alongside a bonafide genius named Mark. His troubleshooting skills were unmatched and his solutions were often both elegant and surprising.  He would take on system or […] Continue reading

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Velocity San Jose 2017: Meet Apica at Booth 506

We’re just over a week away from Velocity San Jose 2017. As a proud sponsor of the show, we’re excited to meet all the systems and site reliability engineers, architects, application developers, and performance-passionate people. Beers on us at Velocity San Jose 2017!   Come have a friendly beer with us at booth #506 from […] Continue reading

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Apica Sponsor London Tech Week’s Headline event, TechXLR8

The Apica team is proud to announce that we will be attending and sponsoring London Tech Week’s leading Expo, TechXLR8. The event, which takes place on 13-15 June at ExCeL London, takes visitors on a journey between networks, tech, and consumer services. TechXLR8 brings together leading technologies by showcasing eight leading technology events; IoT World […] Continue reading

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What Performance Monitoring & Professional Athletes have in Common

Professional athletes spend hours looking at game films. Their coaches critique their performance, praising ‘this move’ and suggesting how to do ‘that move’ better. All of this is done to gain a couple of milliseconds’ worth of advantage. Employers spend time reviewing their employees’ performance, letting them know how they can better serve the customers […] Continue reading

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Webinar Invite: Overcome Agile Performance Challenges and Scale to Meet Increasing User Demands

Overcome Agile Performance Challenges & Scale to Meet Increasing User Demands Join us on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at 11:00 AM PST Register here   With Agile test automation, load tests can be quickly defined and performed; still, when it comes time to interpret the results, it is often difficult to be sure what those […] Continue reading

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Learning from the British Airways Outage

British Airways is still reeling from its catastrophic IT outage over the holiday weekend, and as we approach the 7-day mark since thousands of travelers around the world were left in limbo by the airline, questions have yet to be answered on exactly what went wrong. A power surge has been blamed for crashing BA’s global […] Continue reading

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Tips for Online Retailers in light of the Lululemon Website Outage

On Monday, May 25th Lululemon – a Vancouver-born, billion-dollar retail company – had a website outage that lasted just less than 24 hours. The company sees 17% of its revenue from online sales, and “just three days of an outage would likely have cost the company nearly $425,000 in lost sales.” This isn’t the first-time […] Continue reading

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Testing Cycles – IoT Applications Need Testing, Too

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer “the wave of the future”, but is instead ‘the wave of the present’. We are already living in a world where our appliances talk to each other, our vehicles reach into the internet to find traffic and other useful information, and our cities are gearing up to […] Continue reading

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