Can my Application Scale?

Google Compute Engine (GCE) is relatively new to the world of Cloud Computing, as such, a common question we see how does this new cloud platform perform.  Challenge accepted! Therefore it was very interesting to perform a public test of a real application (WordPress) hosted on a leading cloud management platform and cloud infrastructure. TogetherRead More

Lessons learned from the Olympics 2012

  I recently read this article which mentions the 2012 Olympics ticketing problems: 15 UK Web Performance Nightmares, and the damage they caused  There are lots of well publicized web performance problems from Olympic ticketing to denied access to online bank accounts. The IT industry coughs up these problems on an increasingly regular basis, shrugs, and carries on.Read More

The Boy Scout approach to moving to the Cloud – be prepared with some Best Practices to ensure optimum performance

So you made a decision to move to the Cloud – well done. With the proper planning and approach, the cloud can provide the perfect dynamic infrastructure for your organization and your web sites and services. Following are five best practices to use. If you can consider these steps, you will find the transition lessRead More

New load testing portal meets cloud, mobile, and enterprise testing needs of any organization

Moving into 2013 the demand for flexible, on-demand load testing is at an all-time high. Organizations have finally and overwhelmingly recognized the importance of application uptime to customer relations, brand reputation, and the bottom line, and are looking to take control of their web, mobile, and cloud application performance. With this in mind, Apica revealedRead More

Apica named one of the fastest growing technology companies

Great news! For the second year in a row, Apica has been ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa). We’ve been working diligently over the past year to add new partners; expand our geographic footprint; deliver even moreRead More

2013: The year of application optimization for the device-driven Internet

For the past few years, our friends at VMblog.com have run an annual prediction series forecasting the trends most likely to drive adoption of cloud and virtualization technologies in the upcoming year. This is the second year in a row that they’ve invited me to contribute, and I thought long and hard about the assignment.Read More

5 reasons your website might slow down this holiday season (or anytime)

The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that this year’s holiday sales will increase 4.1 percent to $586.1 billion. But here’s a wrinkle in the data that nobody really records: The companies that are making money are those that have fast, responsive websites. Companies with slow websites won’t be cashing in this season. In fact, aRead More

New Amazon Web Services data center in Sydney added to Apica Agent Network

Earlier this week, Amazon added a brand new Amazon Web Services (AWS) Region to its Global Infrastructure. The Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region, as it is being called, offers important benefits to organizations operating in this area. Companies can run their cloud-based applications through the new AWS data center to reduce latency and other performance issuesRead More

Lessons learned from the Amazon Web Services outage

On Monday, Amazon Web Services — the leading provider of cloud services — suffered an outage, and as a result, a long list of well-known and popular websites went dark. According to Amazon’s Service Health Dashboard, the outage started out as degraded performance of a small number of Elastic Bloc Store (EBS) storage units inRead More