Performance monitoring index: Top performing online travel websites

With Labor Day still a couple of weeks away, and record-high temperatures scorching parts of the U.S. and Europe, summer is a long way from over. This is good news — if you haven’t yet exchanged your suits and heels for swimsuits and a pair of flip-flops, you still have time. And we can help.Read More

Olympics website performance: 2012 top performers

After two weeks of Olympic play and the continuous performance monitoring of Olympics-related websites, the results are in. The final medalists in the website performance category of the 2012 London Olympics are: Gold: YouTube, for outstanding performance on both the YouTube London2012 and YouTube Olympics sites. Both pages delivered 100 percent availability over the courseRead More

Olympics website performance: Week 1

As previously noted, Apica is monitoring the website performance of London2012.com and other sites reporting on and streaming the 2012 Olympic Games. So far, reports indicate that website traffic is already surpassing that of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. On Aug. 2 AdWeek reported that 28 million people visited NBCOlympics.com in the days following the OpeningRead More

Test scalability now to ensure a successful holiday season

With just under four months to go until the holiday season, it’s time for IT development departments to get ahead and ensure a successful and scalable season come November and December. Why prepare now? More than likely, it’s quiet in the office. So while everyone else is on the beach,  take a fresh look atRead More

Website performance strong during opening weekend of 2012 Olympic Games

The London 2012 Olympics started off strong on Friday night as the host country treated sports fans and patriots across the globe to a memorable opening ceremony: a look at country history during the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions, a parachute arrival by the Queen and James Bond, and an emotional performance by Sir Paul McCartney.Read More

Is Twitter down?

Apica’s checks* confirm that Twitter.com experienced an outage beginning at 11:23 a.m. EDT. It remained completely down until 12:04 p.m., recovered briefly, and then became unavailable again at approximately 12:15 p.m. At 12:58 p.m. Twitter started delivering server-side error codes — or a “Twitter is currently down” message to some users. Twitter doesn’t appear to be completelyRead More

Apica and Kaazing: Why it works

In the past few weeks, I’ve had several conversations about the announcement that Kaazing and Apica are teaming up to deliver performance monitoring for HTML5 WebSocket. I’ve found that many people are still largely unfamiliar with the HTML5 WebSocket standard, so I want to offer a clear explanation of how powerful the technology is, whyRead More

Apica hires Palak Patel to grow U.S. footprint

I’m pleased today to introduce you to Palak Patel, the newest member of Apica. Palak joins Apica as the Vice President of U.S. Sales and will be leading the company’s U.S. expansion efforts. Before joining Apica, Palak held various technical and sales-related positions at Akamai. Check out the press release we issued to read moreRead More

Apica announces successful Series C financing

We are excited to share with you that we have raised $5 million in new financing from SEB Venture Capital along with our existing Swedish investors, Industrifonden, ALMI Invest, and KTH Chalmers Capital. We will be putting this funding to use for product development, marketing support, and expanding server and testing capacity for our cloudRead More