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Using TraceView to Identify and Solve Webserver Queueing Problems
February 26, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

We’re kicking off a series of videos on how to find and attack common problems in your complex web applications. Today’s topic is one we’ve seen in a number of customers: Webserver Queueing. Check out the video below, or, if you don’t have three minutes or a pair of headphones handy, read on for a (liberally
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Ruby 2.0 Released: Let The Tracing Begin!
February 25, 2013 by

Industry Insights

TraceView Supports Ruby 2.0 Like much of the Ruby community, we’re excited to see that Ruby 2.0 was released today and to announce that TraceView supports Ruby 2.0 from day one (today). Ruby 2.0 promises to have many improvements over previous versions including GC optimizations and a faster Kernel#require, which “makes Rails startup very fast”
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The Taming of the Queue: Measuring the Impact of Request Queueing
February 21, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Last week, webserver request queueing came under heightened scrutiny as rapgenius blasted Heroku for not using as much autotune as promised in their “intelligent load balancing”. If you somehow missed the write-up (or response), check it out for its great simulations of load balancing strategies on Heroku. What if you’re not running on Heroku? Well, the same wisdom still
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Why Deploying Cisco’s IP SLA Isn’t a Performance Management Strategy
February 19, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

IP SLA is a network monitoring capability deployed by Cisco-powered enterprises to measure several network health metrics between locations, but it’s far from a complete network performance monitoring tool. One of our financial service industry customers recently shared how they used PathView Cloud to pinpoint an unexpected WAN provider issue that was missed by IP
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Network Performance Management – What’s Love Got to Do with It?
February 15, 2013 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

f you listen to the radio around Valentine’s Day, you hear endless commercials from companies soliciting their once-a-year products. I decided to perform my own test to unearth which ad was the most effective at attracting web traffic leading up to February 14th.  I monitored five different websites – 1800-Flowers, Edible Arrangements, Hallmark and Pajamagram
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Preparing for PyCon 2013
February 13, 2013 by

Company News

PyCon is upon us! In just a few short weeks, we’ll be joining the Python community and descending on Santa Clara for the annual PyCon event. This is our first year as a sponsor and we’re very excited. Why? Because not only does TraceView provide the deepest insight into Python web applications, but it’s also powered
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TraceView Data API
February 12, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Announcing the TraceView Data API Today, I’m excited to announce a new feature to TraceView – the Data API! In a nutshell, the Data API exposes all of those high-level metrics you’re collecting in TraceView over REST, formatted as JSON. Now you can take that data, jam it into your own system and do whatever
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The Super Bowl Blackout Can’t Keep Twitter Down
February 6, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

So we all know that the Baltimore Ravens are the 2013 Blackout…err…Super Bowl Champions. And debate will rage on about the “winners” of those Super Bowl commercials. Running away with the social media title this year was, without a doubt, Twitter. With the power outage that almost brought the Lombardi trophy to San Francisco (as
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A T1 Isn’t What It Used To Be: Why Remote Site Bandwidth Affects Application Performance
February 4, 2013 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

This past summer, I wrote about T1s and three best practices for WAN Performance. As I mentioned in that post, T1-class WAN services are a popular way to connect branch offices to corporate data centers and the Internet for voice and other application services. While the 1.54Mbps definition of a T1 hasn’t changed over time, it’s now
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AppNeta Rubygems Verified
January 31, 2013 by

Company News

Yesterday, Rubygems found a gem with an exploit to execute arbitrary code, copy config files with passwords and auto-post them onto pastie.org. The community suspects that some gems on rubygems.org may have been re-written with the exploit code so everyone has been verifying gems. AppNeta Verifies Rubygems We’ve verified all of the AppNeta oboe gems (404 until Rubygems is back
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