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3 Ways to Avoid Downtime: What We Learned From Amazon’s Outage

Amazon’s outage (S3 web-based storage) in Northern Virginia caused large-scale disruption for many companies – not to mention the financial consequences of dreaded downtime. There are several important lessons businesses should take from this unprecedented failure, the key takeaway being that preparation is paramount. If Amazon’s cloud can go down, then any site is at […] Continue reading

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How To Remediate Service Disruptions Quickly And Effectively

Part 2 of 3-Part Series. Part 1 here. Skeptical about creating a monitoring strategy? Don’t be. Your business will get much more out of your monitoring services if you put more work into developing and implementing a clear strategy. In fact, the key to quickly and effectively restoring service after a disruption is to follow an established strategy that identifies problems early […] Continue reading

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Website Monitoring: Looking At How Overload Outages Develop

Website and mobile application overload outages quickly eat into your business’s bottom line. With the right preparation, load testing and monitoring can help your business keep an eye on both existing and potential traffic trends to predict outage risks. Outages from overloads are not usually random or unpredictable, and can typically be avoided if your business knows how to act on the telltale signs. Server […] Continue reading

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Website Monitoring and Regional Outages

If a customer, client, or business associate contacts your staff in a panic about being unable to access one of your company’s websites, but the site works just fine on your end, they are likely experiencing a regional outage. The performance and accessibility you personally experience on your websites may not reflect what people experience […] Continue reading

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Third Party Impacts on Load Testing

You have a pretty good handle on how your application works. You’ve talked the design through with your development team and maybe even sat in on some standalone tests or watched a demo performed under lab conditions. Everything looked good until it came time to test your application with all of the third party calls […] Continue reading

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Tips for Testing Election Websites and Apps

If your business operates election websites and apps, load testing is the best tool around to ensure your infrastructure can handle the massive traffic influx on Election Day. Your company doesn’t need to guess how much traffic it can handle: load testing for websites and applications can determine how well the current configuration will perform, […] Continue reading

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Wrapping Your Arms Around UEM And DT

Wrapping Your Arms Around UEM And DT Digital Transformation (DT) revolves around optimizing business or organizational effectiveness using digital investments and IT services. A large majority of IT respondents say DT is a necessary exercise for securing the competitive differentiation that is essential to the future of the business. It is interesting to note that […] Continue reading

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AD Blocking? But Why?

We’ve all seen it and we’ve all hated it. Your web page begins to load and then, right in mid-load it stalls out. It’s not just a brief hiccup, you stare at half a page for an eternity while an ad loads. Get past that ad and then the next one starts. Pretty soon you […] Continue reading

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AWS Load Testing Project Questions

This is blog post #4 in a 5 post series Blog post 1: Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling Blog post 2: Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy Blog post 3:  Planning Ahead: Load Testing-Assisted Capacity Planning In addition to establishing component scaling guidelines, the Apica AWS load test project set […] Continue reading

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Planning Ahead: Load Testing-Assisted Capacity Planning

This is blog post 3 in a 5 post series Blog post 1: Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling Blog post 2: Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy Application teams need to establish how much power each specific part of the system requires to expand capacity without wasting resources to address […] Continue reading

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