No matter how much you prepare for an inevitable outage, bad stuff can still happen to good companies. The trick is to learn from every situation and be even better prepared the next time.
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When two large service providers like Facebook and Twitter expand their data centers, you should pay attention because their goals — keeping their services running smoothly — are not that different from yours.
While you probably know on an intellectual level that monitoring is always about the end users and business applications, the Garnter Magic Quadrant report for Application Performance Monitoring drives that point home for you just in case you missed it.
Windows 8 Server reportedly has a monitoring dashboard with Windows Phone 7-style tiles for accessing information about the status of severs. The catch is that it’s likely only for monitoring products within Microsoft’s network.
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.