When Target failed to anticipate a big traffic spike the day it released a low-cost clothing line from an expensive Italian designer, the web site crashed along with Target’s reputation.
Systems that monitor and fix themselves are the monitoring holy grail, but I’m guessing it’s a lot harder to pull off than you would imagine.
We reported that last week’s Southwest blackout was caused by monitoring hardware, but it turns out, maintenance on a series capacitor was the most likely culprit according to utility officials.
Up time statistics are only so useful. What really matters is how much the down time affects end users and how quickly you recover from an issue.
When the US experienced two major power outages this week, caused by a software glitch, and a piece of monitoring equipment, it drove home just how important it is to keep your systems up and running.
If it’s true that you only have 9 seconds to make an impression on your website, you better be sure that you make the most of it from a website performance perspective.
A study found that when you combine application and user monitoring with infrastructure monitoring, you get substantial and quantifiable gains in finding and resolving application performance issues.
Amazon is reportedly redesigning its web site. When a site gets redesigned like this it requires a lot of pre-monitoring and testing before the launch, and careful analysis in the days following the live launch.
Dominoes reportedly wants to open a pizza shop on the moon. Imagine if your company opened a data center there.
Even before the hurricane struck last weekend, the cell phone companies were planning ahead to mitigate damage from the storm. You could learn from their strategy.