Level3 Communications and AT&T appear to be having ongoing issues over the last couple days resulting in experienced outages.
External IPv6 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 are some of the basic aspects of IPv6-related monitoring are noted in the grid below and the services to test and monitor. Then, a longer, detailed notes on the aspects of IPv6 as related to external monitoring.
Dotcom-Monitor Twitter Competition!
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The more tweets, the more chances to win….. 1-year of Dotcom-Monitor services – either (you pick) UserView Monitoring (Standard I package), a browser driven Application Monitoring service, or ServerView Monitoring (Standard I package). The Twitter campaign is as part of Dotcom-Monitor’s exhibiting activities (Booth 1827) at the 2011 Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE), June 13-17 . Dotcom-Monitor automatically monitors website applications and notifies users when errors occur, sends diagnostic information, and provides real-time and detailed reporting.
The switch to IPv6 is jumping to light speed. On June 8, 2011 several large organizations, including Google, Yahoo, and Facebook will run a comprehensive test for switching to IPv6. If all goes well most companies will start making the switch. However, the advent of IPV6 is not without problems and the performance monitoring solutions that worked for IPv4, will not work with IPv6.
Using an active external performance monitoring service will be critical with the advent of IPv6. Network and website managers must have a true view into end-user connectivity and the ability to receive instant notification whenever a problem occurs. For instant free test tools for IPv6 performance see ServerView Monitoring™ https://www.dotcom-monitor.com/free-uptime-performance-tests.aspx™ https://www.dotcom-monitor.com/technical-tools-browser-test.aspx .
BrowserView Website Performance Test is a free online test that uses Dotcom-Monitor’s browser-based BrowserView Monitoring™ platform. The test produces a detailed waterfall chart – from each of the 19 worldwide locations – that displays the time it takes to render individual webpage objects, including dynamic Web 2.0 page elements (such as Ajax, Flash, etc..). BrowserView Website Performance Test has the most comprehensive worldwide network of monitoring locations currently available.
The suspicion that site speed might be a ranking factor for Google was just a suspicion; that is, until April of last year. Google plainly stated site speed as a factor in SERP (Search Engine Results Page) ranking. What does this mean? Website performance monitoring needs to become part of your SEO process – if it isn’t already.
UserView Snapshot is a free online test that uses Dotcom-Monitor’s browser-based UserView Monitoring™ platform. The test produces a detailed waterfall chart – from each of the 13 worldwide locations – that displays the time it takes to render individual webpage objects, including dynamic Web 2.0 page elements (such as Ajax, Flash, etc…). UserView Snapshot has the most comprehensive worldwide network of monitoring locations currently available.
Website monitoring and escalation is a very complex process that involves multiple variables. Not surprisingly, some people found it challenging to understand…and even more challenging to explain to others. This Infographic explaining the process, including the various monitoring tools for each level of monitoring from “basic” to “complex”.
CDN Monitoring to enhance “Client Experience”: The use of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) allows interactive agencies to position online media, such that client website and web applications load faster for a better user experience, and improved website “results”, such as – impressions, conversions, and online sales. However, use of CDNs is not without risk for both interactive agencies and their clients. By using a CDN, the interactive agency is also losing some insight into the performance of/and direct control over the online content. In fact, several issues can develop within a CDN that adversely affects online content and the websites that interactive agency’s produce for clients. As a result of these issues, the interactive agency’s relationship with its clients can suffer. However, when external CDN monitoring is in place the interactive agency maintains insights into performance issues that occur to online content positioned on a CDN network and therefore can better serve its clients.
Deep within the very heart of your body, lurks a force so intrusive and so powerful that it would terrify you if you came face to face with it. Your backbone – which is, in fact, many bones that together hold your skeleton and the rest of your body together.
The Internet also has a backbone. And just like your backbone, the Internet backbone holds the Internet together – a network of high capacity communications routes linking local Internet networks (comprising over 35 million Internet server sites) across land and under the sea. Here is a quick look at the Internet backbone.
The Double Rainbow video guy is shilling for Microsoft and the stats on online videos continue on a sky rocketing uptick. Thus spoketh Double Rainbow guy “It’s so beautiful, but what does it mean?” It means that the ying of online video is in a gigantic, exuberantly crazy growth phase and that the yang of streaming media monitoring is nearby.
It’s pretty sweet when you don’t have to worry about your servers. But while Dotcom-Monitor is monitoring your servers remotely for everything from speed to temperature, some poor system admins or IT techs are being dropped into a tangled nightmare. Here are 15 of the worst server wiring jobs ever, or in other words, welcome to Server Room Cable Hell.