The Cost of Downtime

Improving performance and eliminating downtime are two sides of the same coin when it comes to client conversions on your company’s web platforms. While the former is related to improving sales, the latter is concerned with keeping the sales your business already has. If your business has never needed to recover from an outage, consider yourself lucky: 90Read More

3 Ways to Avoid Downtime: What We Learned From Amazon’s Outage

Amazon’s outage (S3 web-based storage) in Northern Virginia caused large-scale disruption for many companies – not to mention the financial consequences of dreaded downtime. There are several important lessons businesses should take from this unprecedented failure, the key takeaway being that preparation is paramount. If Amazon’s cloud can go down, then any site is atRead More

How To Remediate Service Disruptions Quickly And Effectively

Part 2 of 3-Part Series. Part 1 here. Skeptical about creating a monitoring strategy? Don’t be. Your business will get much more out of your monitoring services if you put more work into developing and implementing a clear strategy. In fact, the key to quickly and effectively restoring service after a disruption is to follow an established strategy that identifies problems earlyRead More

Website Monitoring: Looking At How Overload Outages Develop

Website and mobile application overload outages quickly eat into your business’s bottom line. With the right preparation, load testing and monitoring can help your business keep an eye on both existing and potential traffic trends to predict outage risks. Outages from overloads are not usually random or unpredictable, and can typically be avoided if your business knows how to act on the telltale signs. ServerRead More

Developing and Implementing a Monitoring Strategy

Website and application monitoring provide immensely helpful information for improving your online platform’s performance-based customer experience. However, that information is only as useful as what your team does with it. According to a survey by Big Panda, IT professionals claimed “improving their organization’s overall monitoring strategy” is the biggest monitoring challenge in 2017. [Take a look at our Website and ApplicationRead More

How the Top 100 E-Commerce Sites were Affected by Amazon S3 Outage

Update March 8th, 2017 We’ve been contacted by representatives from Express.com who stated that their S3 instance was effected by the outage but did not impact our website or our ability to transact commerce because of our failover and disaster recovery plans. After further investigation, their checks were failing because of third-party services on theirRead More

After the Test: 4 Considerations On Code Cleanup And Revision

Load testing and monitoring provide a wealth of insight into how your business’s online platforms perform, but the data is only as good as the use developers make of it. Performance data typically helps developers single out parts of the larger application that aren’t running as smoothly as they could, and identifies when updates impact efficiency. DevelopmentRead More

Top 6 Challenges of API Testing

API TESTING SERIES Testing teams face several unique challenges when testing Application Programming Interface (API) implementations. API testing is part of the integrations testing process and concerns the communication between two systems–one of which your staff likely has no control over. Thorough testing practices help QA and development teams not only create code that works, but createRead More

What Types of Bugs Does API Testing Find?

API TESTING SERIES Application Programming Interface (API) testing, part of the integration testing process, aims to ensure APIs work optimally by identifying bugs in the programming that developers can fix. The process differs from other types of testing by functioning entirely on the data level of the application, ignoring issues like the GUI and ease of use. Bugs related to API testingRead More