[New Feature] 5 Reasons to compare your APM Metrics

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” If statistics are boring, you have got the wrong numbers.” – Edward Tufte
We all secretly dread that one day in our office – where we mull over mundane data, curse the crunching numbers, figure out the graphical charts and present our reports. Though we console ourselves by saying ” Let the numbers do the talking,” in reality, we don’t infer much from our reports. Reports play a vital role in enhancing your application’s performance over time. But how do we get valuable insights from those tricky numbers by removing their layer of obscurity? Well, the key is to compare reports in context instead of merely reading them. By analyzing key metrics of your appli…

Three key metrics for monitoring AWS SNS performance and usage.

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Well if you have already read our blog on Key ELB metrics, you will know that, along with ELB another AWS service – Simple Notification Service (SNS) was also added to our monitoring capabilities. This post will talk about the importance of your SNS environment and metrics you should consider monitoring. Communication is necessary to maintain operational efficiency in your AWS cloud infrastructure. Your application’s ability to interact with and transmit data to other aspects of AWS and users makes your job much simpler. This capability is provided by the AWS Simple Notification Service (SNS), a message broker following the publisher-subscriber paradigm. With this service, you can creat…

Key AWS Elastic Load Balancer metrics you need to monitor

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A month back we announced public Beta monitoring for two new AWS Services – Classic type Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) and Simple Notifications Service (SNS), this included dashboards. alerting and performance reports for some of the most important metrics. This post is here to help you understand why continuous monitoring of Elastic load balancer is required. Our blog on SNS metrics can be found here. Monitoring your dynamic AWS cloud infrastructure and is quite complex. With AWS expanding its portfolio of services, it has become imperative to not only monitor cloud server instances but also other dependency services that help power your applications in the cloud. One such service is the Elastic Lo…

[Infographic] 2016 – Propelling to new heights.

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2016 had it all. From a series of new feature releases supporting monitoring of FreeBSD, OS X servers and Microsoft apps like BizTalk, SharePoint, Active Directory, and Failover Cluster to releasing APM Insight PHP app monitoring capabilities and numerous enhancements to the Java and .NET agents, it was the year of launches. 2016 also saw the introduction of Site24x7 Plugins with 50+ integrations to monitor the entire app stack, and third-party integrations with ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand, Slack, and HipChat. All this wouldn’t have been possible without your support. We thank all our customers for helping us propel to new heights in the space of monitoring, and gifting us a great 201…

Never Give Up: Introducing Custom Instrumentation for APM Insight .NET agent

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There is no excellence without persistence and it holds true for every developer. In continuation to my previous musings as a developer, I am delighted to share another such incident. When I had joined the company, the Java agent was already in the final stages of development. My interview was kick-started by the then team lead who wasn’t an expert in the space of .NET, the exact technology for which I was being recruited for. After having to face some clichéd interview questions initially, my interview headed towards a more serious note where my technical know-how was evaluated, and I was tasked with solving some not-so difficult tech problems, which I managed to breeze through.  As my interview progre

Amazing at AWS re:Invent 2016!

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It’s been more than a week since AWS re:Invent had concluded, and we’re yet to get over the excitement of all the amazing responses we’d got during the show. What an incredible event we’ve had this year. We’re sure you had made great connections and have learned things that you can use in your business immediately. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone who had stopped by at our booth. A special shout-out goes to all our wonderful customers who had visited and interacted with us; surely your presence makes our participation all the more worthwhile. Additionally, we’d also like to congratulate the winners of our raffle giveaways and thank them for…

[New feature] New RUM Snapshots aid Smart Performance Troubleshooting across Browser and Geography

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An effective Real User Monitoring (RUM) solution needs to accurately measure the performance of a web application as and when it is accessed by a user. As such, RUM should help DevOps to:
  • Understand what is actual end-user experience
  • Translate this data into actionable insights
To enhance these capabilities, Site24x7 RUM is introducing a new feature called RUM Snapshots. RUM snapshot gives users actionable information on their web applications whenever they experience performance degradation through a detailed view into: 1. The different domains along with the number of requests these domains have made. 2. All the resources along with their request types and response times (in numerals and Gantt…

Why application monitoring is necessary for websites

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With more and more websites moving towards the open source platforms, custom implementation has become the norm for high profile, high traffic websites. These websites are applications that have been created to perform a specific function directly for the user. They could be delivering a specific user experience or collecting relevant data. The more complicated the functionality the more important monitoring website performance becomes. Using Site24x7 APM Insight, website admins can get deep visibility into the components that impact their website performance ensuring better performance for end users. Common sources of performance degradation From a strictly application performance perspec…

Inviting Guest Posts – Blog and get an Amazon Echo!

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Update: To participate in this giveaway, register here. We’re excited to present to you the opportunity to make a guest post on our blogs. This is your chance to showcase how you use Site24x7 for your monitoring requirements. Share some usage scenarios, graphs/charts or screenshots that you find useful in the product or excel sheets with formulas that you think would work if data is exported from the Site24x7 console. The opportunities are endless. Your articles could cover any topic including monitoring internet services, websites, servers, applications using APM Insight, Real User Monitoring (RUM), Mobile APM, VMware or any of the many other applications and servers we support. Register h

[New Feature] Record and playback multistep user interactions via a real browser for applications hosted on your private network

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We are pleased to announce that the real browser synthetic monitor (RBM) from Site24x7 can now run or test from an On-premise poller (Linux). With this new feature, RBM capabilities will include recording and simulating critical user interactions on applications hosted within your enterprise’s intranet.
Real Browser synthetic monitor. Real browser synthetic monitoring helps you actively monitor the availability and performance of web applications. You can simulate step-by-step critical user interaction on a real browser at predetermined intervals from global monitoring locations and detect application performance issues. What it can do for before.
  • Record critical user transactions as web