Web Performance is a Journey, Not a Destination

Mehdi Daoudi

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Five Reasons Synthetic Monitoring Is More Important than Ever By Dennis Callaghan This post originally appeared as a bylined article in Website Magazine. Synthetic monitoring is hardly a new technology. It’s been around almost as long as the commercial World Wide Web has. But the importance of monitoring the performance and availability of a web application by simulating users’ interactions with that application, from around the globe, has never been more important. We’ve seen prominent vendors in the broad APM space add this technology with new development or partnerships just in the last 18 months. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons this technology, more than 20 years old now, is not only more relevant than ever but vital to the success of digital businesses: It’s predictive Predictive analytics – that is, analyzing your business or IT operations data to pr... (more)

A/B Testing and Web Performance

A/B testing (or split testing) is a method of comparing two or more versions of a webpage or app against each other to determine which one has better response or conversion rate. A/B tests allow you to test one version of images, colors, headings, forms etc… against one another. Layout choices such as where you place the elements, or functionality choices like when and how you display messages can also be tested. It can also be used to improve drastic changes like redesigning a page by only serving it to a portion of your visitors. Companies use this strategy to test major inte... (more)

What I Learned at Gartner ITOSS 2017

Last week, I took time from my “day job” to spend at the Gartner ITOSS conference in Orlando, and it was worth the investment. From the education sessions and keynotes to engaging with our customers to meeting with Gartner analysts, I walked away with a sense of rejuvenation regarding the future role of IT operations and infrastructure in digital business. My seminal takeaways can be summed up as follows: Monitoring requirements of the “new world of digital business” means your tooling strategy must change I&O must change focus from building and running to delivering on business ... (more)

The Hybrid Cloud: Notes from Red Hat Summit 2017

Attending a user conference is arguably one of the most efficient ways to get a direct look into the minds and innovations of both emerging and veteran companies. This year’s Red Hat Summit in Boston proved to be a perfect example of this concept. Over 5,000 attendees, nearly 600 speakers, and 300 sessions made this user conference a one-stop shop for all things IT ops. Industry giants like Microsoft, Intel, and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise dedicated their booths to demonstrate how they use Red Hat technologies in their digital strategies. Among the many topics covered, the cloud ... (more)

Glue Records and Why They Are Crucial | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #WebPerf

Glue Records and Why They Are Crucial By Nilabh Mishra A lot has been written and discussed about Domain Name System (DNS) in the past few days. The DDoS attacks on one of the major managed DNS Providers a while ago just made us all take DNS issues seriously once again. So why so much emphasis on getting DNS Right? Like a lot of other people in this Ecosystem, we believe that DNS is not just a metric but a lifeline; a backbone for our online systems. It is extremely important to the Internet as it lays the foundation for the WWW (World Wide Web). DNS, in simple terms, translates H... (more)