Webpages Are Getting Larger Every Year, and Here’s Why it Matters

By Jorge Orpinel in pingdom

November 15, 2018

Balancing a rich experience with page performance is a difficult tradeoff for many publishers. We gathered statistics from the top 1000 websites in the world to see how large their pages are. We’ll look at what’s driving this change and how you can track the size of your own company’s site.

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How to Analyze and Improve Page Load Performance

By Andre Newman in pingdom

October 19, 2018

In the age of high-speed Internet, poor performance can spell disaster for your website. 53% of mobile site visits are abandoned if a page takes longer than three seconds to load, and 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in two seconds or less. An extra one-second delay can result in fewer page views, a loss in conversions, and an overall decrease in customer satisfaction.

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Using Prometheus with AppOptics

By Gerred Dillon in appoptics

October 18, 2018

Prometheus is an all-in-one, open-source monitoring solution. While metrics are commonly visualized using Grafana, a commercial application monitoring solution like AppOptics™ can offer extra functionality. In this article, we will take a look at setting up a simple web service, using Prometheus to gather metrics, and using AppOptics to display those metrics and fire an alert.

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Using Amazon CloudWatch Metrics with SolarWinds Loggly

By Jason Skowronski in loggly

October 3, 2018

Amazon CloudWatch provides metrics and log monitoring for AWS resources like elastic compute (EC2) instances, load balancers like ELB, and more. This data is important to monitor the health of your infrastructure and applications. You can use it to better plan capacity, auto-scale your instances, and even receive alerts when there are problems.

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Analyzing Jenkins Metrics: Track Broken Builds, Build Time and More

By Andre Newman in loggly

September 28, 2018

Implementing continuous delivery (CD) is a challenge for organizations of all sizes. It’s not just a matter of generating more builds more often, but of automating and optimizing the release process. To know whether you’ve done CD successfully, you need to understand whether you are checking in your code frequently enough, whether builds are being delivered successfully, and whether you’re making the build and delivery process more efficient.

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How to Analyze Web Application Performance Using SolarWinds

By Andre Newman in pingdom

September 27, 2018

In the push to make the web more accessible, performance is key. Websites are becoming bigger and more complex than ever before, placing a toll on both servers and clients. However, website performance is vital to attracting and keeping users engaged. In this article, we’ll explain why web application performance is important and how you can analyze it and troubleshoot problems using SolarWinds® cloud monitoring solutions.

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Protect Your Sales Opportunities with SLOs and SLAs

By Craig Guillot in pingdom

August 29, 2018

Web users now have such high expectations for website performance that a few minutes of downtime or a half-second delay in page loading can mean the difference between a sale and lost opportunity. Because so many customer-facing interactions are now conducted through the web, any downtime or subpar performance can lead to brand damage, degraded employee morale, and lost sales.

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Can gzip Compression Really Improve Web Performance?

By Andre Newman in Pingdom

August 15, 2018

The size of an average web page is growing exponentially. How do we keep websites fast even as they get bigger and bigger? The good news is that gzip compression easy to enable and gives your site an instant boost. We’ll show you how.

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The Four Golden Signals for Monitoring Distributed Systems

By Jason Skowronski in AppOptics

August 15, 2018

Modern distributed systems give off hundreds of metrics in the form of infrastructure and host metrics. It’s not practical to monitor all of these constantly, so we recommend picking a subset that serves as your application’s key performance indicators.

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Best Practices for Web App Monitoring

By Gerred Dillon in Loggly

August 9, 2018

The architecture of modern web applications presents new challenges for monitoring their availability and performance. We will take a whirlwind tour of best practices for monitoring your services that can provide early warning signs before your next outage.

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