External Monitoring for IPv6-Enabled Services
As highlighted by the upcoming IPv6 Day on June 8, the need for a new Internet Protocol (IP) is well understood and accepted in the networking industry.
Requirements for more address space, simpler address design and handling at the IP layer, better Quality of Service (QoS) support, greater security, and an increasing number of media types and Internet-capable devices have all contributed to drive the development of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).
What is less well understood certainly are aspects of how external monitoring helps identify key challenges for businesses using IPv6, specific areas for IPv6 performance monitoring, and the benefits of external IPv6 performance monitoring. Firstly, for brevity sake some of the basic aspects of IPv6-related monitoring are noted in the grid below. After the grid is a longer, detailed note on aspects of IPv6 as related to external monitoring.
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In this Application Monitoring Video we get up and running with the EveryStep Macro Recorder and use it to create Devices for monitoring websites and web applications. In a nutshell, it’s an easy to use windows application that generates tasks and steps you can use with your Dotcom-Monitor member account. If you’re wondering how to quickly create a device for ServerView Monitoring or UserView Monitoring for uptime and performance alerts and reports then this video is for you.
Retail – Mainstreet to Online
UX Expert, Rob Stenzinger and Brad Canham, Vice President, Dotcom-Monitor
As an owner of several main street retail businesses, I think my grandfather would have been quite at home in the crowd of the many family owned small and regional retail website owners we met at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) show last week where we presented a try free before you buy option for the attendees (also available for blog readers).
I’d like to share a quick story about online and main street retail to illustrate Dotcom-Monitor’s approach to the attendees we met with…
I grew up working in my grandfather’s retail stores and whenever I catch a whiff of that “How can I help you?” environment I think of my tall Swedish grandfather and the lessons one learns growing up in retail. I learned one lesson on a fine spring day when I was about 12 years old I was walking back home with my grandfather past our church in our small town Midwestern church when he reached down and picked up a shiny quarter from the sidewalk. That quarter loomed pretty large in my 12 year old brain and I thought the next instant, guided in part by the aura our church within spitting distance, would be one in which he handed the candy-buying quarter over to my sweaty little palms with a smile and a pat on the head. But it was not to be so…right there he pocketed the quarter, winked at me, said “Finders keepers” and continued walking, now with a slight bounce in his step.
Disappointing to a 12 year old looking for a blast of sugar, yes. Instructive, also yes.