Netflix has announced its open sourcing its set of “Monkey” web site fault testing tools and you would be foolish to not at least check them out. These tools let you test your site under worst-case scenario conditions.
Last week featured two major web site updates. In one, the site handled it smoothly. The other crashed within minutes, proving you should always assume more traffic and line up virtual servers. They’re cheap enough.
Several experts are predicting that analytics will play a bigger role in monitoring in 2012 and that could help you find problems before your mission critical app blows up.