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The E-Commerce Downtime Guide: What to Do if Things Go Wrong

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, many online retailers are facing a huge spike in traffic and demand. The best of these retailers prep for holidays like Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and Black Friday many months in advance, testing and optimizing web performance to be sure their site can handle each seasonal load. However, there is […] Continue reading

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3rd Party SLAs, Downtime, and the Importance of Web Performance Monitoring

What is an SLA? SLAs (service-level agreements) are the most critical component of any vendor contract. An SLA describes all the expectations and responsibilities, including the scope and quality of the work, that must be met by the vendor. It also clearly defines the penalties—or any acceptable alternative solutions—if the work falls short of these […] Continue reading

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Integrating Web Performance Monitoring (WPM) and Application Performance Monitoring (APM) – a Better Web Performance Solution

Web Performance and Application Performance Monitoring: Two Solutions, One Common Goal In the simplest terms, Web Performance Monitoring (WPM) is an external process for monitoring web applications, while Application Performance Monitoring (APM) is an internal one. The two services can be used independently to monitor the performance of external or internal application components, but integrating […] Continue reading

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Synthetic Monitoring vs. Real User Monitoring (RUM) – How Should You Monitor?

If you’re feeling confused about Synthetic Monitoring, Real User Monitoring (known as RUM), and the whole performance monitoring space in general, don’t fret! You’re not alone. Performance monitoring of web applications is a challenging but critical task. Monitoring, on the whole, is an ongoing process and judged from the end-user’s perspective. Its purpose is ultimately […] Continue reading

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