When Steve Jobs died last week, it sent a traffic surge across the Internet, the likes of which we’ve never seen, and it affected even sites like Amazon and eBay where you might least expect it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When you’re monitoring applications and web site performance, you can get stuck with too much data or too little and neither situation is going to help you when it comes to solving the toughest monitoring issues.
Acquia announced a series of tools this week to help monitor, manage and maintain Drupal websites, proving that monitoring is going mainstream.
HP had a bad day last Saturday when it put TouchPads on deep clearance and the web site couldn’t keep up with the increased traffic–something HP should have been able to anticipate ahead of time.
An AlertSite study of leading retail sites found a huge range of load times from almost instantly to over 7 seconds. If you aren’t measuring this type of information, you could be missing crucial information about your web site visitor’s experience.