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Alexandre Dumas’s classic portrayal of a young man seeking to join the elite guard of his day seems an unlikely source of inspiration for a blog post about digital performance management, but there’s something about groups of three — each balancing the others’ strengths and weaknesses ...
I know of several large financial institutions that do all of their performance testing inside the firewall, and thus they own all of their own infrastructure, including dedicated servers that are used solely for load generation. With some of the large load generation requirements (whi...
Velocity is my favorite tech event of the year. For me, it always feels a little bit like a conference and a lot like summer camp for performance geeks — meeting up with old friends, making new ones, learning a lot, and having fun. All that’s missing are the s’mores a...
It’s been a great 2013. Out of the global $1.2 trillion dollars’ worth of business conducted online in 2013 across the globe, SOASTA is trusted with protecting 10% of that figure – or $150 billion. Based on the hundreds of brands SOASTA worked with this year and listened to the challen...
It's always exciting to be on the front end of a trend. Some turn out to be short-lived fads while others, such as the electronic distribution of music, disrupt entire industries. There are some who see cloud computing as a fad. Those who share that view tend to look at the Cloud as ...
“Practice makes perfect” is an adage heard by everyone from budding pianists to ambitious athletes. In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell focuses on exceptional people who don’t fit into our normal definition of achievers. A common theme in explaining the successes of these individual...
Last February on a business trip to London, I had a typical day that included several calls back to the U.S. and India. Instead of using my mobile phone or an expensive hotel landline to make the calls, I decided to use my Skype account. Although (at times) not the greatest quality, th...