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Moving to the Cloud: Know Before you Go

Going through all of the trouble to move an application to the Cloud, only to find it running slower or not at all, can put your business in a rough spot. While moving applications from a data center to the Cloud offers incredible potential for both performance and budgeting, it should not be treated as a magical wand that […] Continue reading

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3 things Garadget teaches us about IoT

This week, Gardget made the news for its smart garage door gadget – but for all the wrong reasons. As reported by the BBC, the IoT-enabled device’s owner is facing a backlash after locking out a customer who had complained about the tech online. Garadget’s device allows users to open their mechanized garage doors remotely, […] Continue reading

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[New Feature Release] Apica Load Test Portal Supports ZebraTester Version 5.5A

Apica Load Test Portal Supports ZebraTester Version 5.5A ZebraTester version 5.5A offers an improved development of performance test scripts and will be released shortly. Below, we’ve got some examples of how this feature will help you. 3 new Types of Variable Extractors The following 3 new types of Variable Extractors have been added and will support […] Continue reading

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The Cost of Downtime

Improving performance and eliminating downtime are two sides of the same coin when it comes to client conversions on your company’s web platforms. While the former is related to improving sales, the latter is concerned with keeping the sales your business already has. If your business has never needed to recover from an outage, consider yourself lucky: 90 […] Continue reading

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API Integration? “Challenge Accepted!”

API TESTING SERIES This blog was written by Zishan Malik, Technical Project Manager There are so many tools out there that can make your life easier, hence for the longest time I struggled with getting organized. What gives me comfort is that I am not the only one out there with that issue. Towards the […] Continue reading

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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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Developing and Implementing a Monitoring Strategy

Website and application monitoring provide immensely helpful information for improving your online platform’s performance-based customer experience. However, that information is only as useful as what your team does with it. According to a survey by Big Panda, IT professionals claimed “improving their organization’s overall monitoring strategy” is the biggest monitoring challenge in 2017. [Take a look at our Website and Application […] Continue reading

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How the Top 100 E-Commerce Sites were Affected by Amazon S3 Outage

Update March 8th, 2017 We’ve been contacted by representatives from Express.com who stated that their S3 instance was effected by the outage but did not impact our website or our ability to transact commerce because of our failover and disaster recovery plans. After further investigation, their checks were failing because of third-party services on their […] Continue reading

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