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The Rise & Rise of Web Application Monitoring Tools (& their benefits)

As organizations further embrace the cloud paradigm and deploy more applications to the cloud in 2013, web application monitoring tools need to continue to evolve to serve a growing and more demanding marketplace. Moreover, the metamorphosis of web applications into a complex hybrid of web and on-premise is expected to accelerate in 2013.

As industry reliance on web applications grows, the need for cost-effective solutions that ensure web operations, and protect online company reputations and revenue streams grows with it. Web monitoring tools, which constantly survey web applications for availability issues, performance bottlenecks and maintenance alerts, have emerged as the most cost-effective solution.

The End of Flash:  The RIA Revolution

(Don’t worry, we are talking about the interactive media technology by Adobe, not the superhero “The Flash” or “Flash Gordon”) Everyone has interacted with Flash on the internet in one form or other, from the dawn of Youtube videos to memories of arcade-like video games, or digital greetings cards with dancing elves.  Most people probably didn’t…

Gain a Holistic View of Your Website with Synthetic Monitoring

Also known as real-user monitoring, passive monitoring refers to the process of capturing traffic from a network to determine what went wrong with a website or Web application after problems have occurred. Synthetic monitoring, on the other hand, provides webmasters with pertinent information to guarantee seamless server monitoring and web application uptime before problems impact a large number of site visitors. Read on to learn more about the differences between Synthetic and Passive website monitoring, and which solution is right for your business.

Silverlight Monitoring with Rich Internet Application Monitoring

A challenge for monitoring Silverlight is creating browser-driven monitoring scripts that mimic end user actions that won’t break due to the dynamic nature of Silverlight. In fact, many advanced monitoring solutions that use browsers won’t succeed in running a monitoring script through a rich interactive Silverlight application. In order to monitor Silverlight (or any RIA) an additional level of technical sophistication – beyond only a browser-driven monitoring script – is often needed.

Achieve Real Flash Monitoring to Ensure Web Performance

Flash Monitoring for Web Performance – Adobe Flash has played an important role in making the Internet a more engaging, interactive place. It serves as one of the preeminent Web 2.0 Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) by allowing enterprises to deliver a high quality on-line experience. Web designers use Flash to incorporate active and interactive content like video and animations. Flash continues to be important driver behind appealing web content and unique user experiences.

However, properly monitoring Flash to ensure users have a consistently compelling user experience, presents a challenge.