While Google Real-time analytics might not have anything to with performance or web site monitoring in a direct sense, it does share the ability to monitor in real time, rather than looking back at what’s already happened.
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When Microsoft used a souped up hardware configuration to demo SharePoint’s fail-over ability, it was easy to dismiss as a conference stunt, but there were lesons to be learned from this.
Friday Night, I’m going nowhere All the lights are changing green to red. ~David Gray, Babylon Imagine you were working at YouTube yesterday in IT monitoring the state of the network and suddenly the lights were as David Gray sang, changing from green to red. All hands on deck, it’s an emergency. That’s what happenedRead More
If you’re monitoring software isn’t monitoring your systems all the time, you could be missing crucial problems in between polling times, and that can have big consequences.
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.
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.