Browsing posts tagged with: cloud

Designing Babel: Leveraging Polyglot Architectures
September 9, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

The story of the Tower of Babel is one of western civilization’s earliest cautionary tales. Encoded in its telling, we find the earliest known argument against polyglot architectures. The plethora of languages, the argument states, impedes productivity and detracts from the oneness of the people. In fact, there’s very little argument against polyglot programming or
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Down for Everybody? Wednesday’s Fantasy Football Draft
August 29, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

Here at AppNeta we have a tradition of creating a Fantasy Football league every year.  Each year we decide who the commissioner is and then we start the grueling process of selecting draft order, league rules, team names, date of draft and most importantly selecting the platform to draft on.  Our league consists of members
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S3 PUT Slowdown and Internal Timeouts
August 20, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

Last night, the TraceView processing timeline experienced a minor disruption, resulting in slightly slower processing times for some customers. By and large, this issue wasn’t noticeable in any of the dashboards, and no data was lost. The incident did, however, give us an interesting look into how Amazon handles S3 load issues from a performance
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Real-Time Operational Insight into AppNeta using ElasticSearch
July 31, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

AppNeta’s customers deploy thousands of appliances at customer locations across the globe. These appliances continuously collect data about target applications and networks, then store and analyze it from a cloud-based management system. Management of these appliances is not an easy task. They are often installed in remote locations where local IT staff is not readily
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How to Assess the Impact of Salesforce Downtime
July 30, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

When a Salesforce downtime occurs, it gets a lot of notice. You see it picked up on Twitter and in the press. With 93,000 customers around the globe, Salesforce is the poster child for SaaS services. Whenever there’s an issue, people start to question it and cloud services in general. If you look at the
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What Performance Problems Will Salesforce Users See?
July 22, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

A recent analyst firm research paper commented that organizations that have the capability for measuring the quality of the end user experience are twice as likely as other companies to improve their brand reputation and 75% more likely to improve employee productivity. This comment validates that you need to measure the end-user experience, but it
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Cloud Performance – Why Long Distance Relationships Don’t Work
July 15, 2014 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

As companies turn to SaaSas a low cost, highly scalable, and agile way to host new applications, a number of cloud performance management and monitoring solutions are appearing. Salesforce led the CRMs in moving off of dedicated hardware, and other types of applications like email, project planning, and even EHR have followed suit. Moving away
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Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing – How to Secure your Cloud Servers
July 11, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

One of the many challenges facing organizations these days is that certain parts of the business are either moving to SaaS or is already in the cloud. This brings a unique problem for everyone responsible for maintaining the web applications’ availability, performance, and functionality. Organizations often struggle to secure and protect business and customer data.
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Top Three Impacts of SaaS on IT Departments
June 30, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

Once found mostly in small- and medium-sized business environments, software as a service (SaaS) has now established itself firmly as the preferred solution for new software deployment in the enterprise. Concerns about security and control have been overshadowed by the low entry cost and fast ramp up of SaaS solutions compared with in-house deployments. Marketing
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How Do You Monitor a SaaS Application like Salesforce?
June 24, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

Only two years ago, the average company adopting SaaS applications was a 50-person company, mainly because smaller companies were inclined to not invest in on-premise solutions. Since then, there’s been a shift and SaaS has become the standard for any company implementing business applications or services. Even the largest companies in the world are now
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