Category: Cloud

Onward and Upward: Scaling Your Website into the Future

Scaling Your Website into the Future   Whether you’re a budding company or you’ve just launched a new website, chances are you’ll start experiencing steady increases in site traffic as you expand your business. You may be equipped for a few dozen customers now, but what happens when you reach thousands or (ideally) hundreds of […]

Performance Testing & Load Testing Cloud-Based Applications

Cloud Applications Require Cloud-Based Performance Testing Cloud computing provides “computing” as a utility, transforming IT services. Both the software and hardware landscape have changed in a big way — and will continue to change — based on the requirements of Cloud infrastructure and its increasing popularity. Cloud computing can offer more agility for both software […]

Apica Newsletter: January 2014

  2014 was an exciting year at Apica, but it couldn’t have been possible without our clients’ continued support. Thank you! Let’s take a look back at some of the achievements we accomplished together in the past year.   Infographic: 2014 Apica Stats     Important Feature Updates from the Past Year   Apica LoadTest TeamCity Plugin The […]

A Better Web Performance Solution with New Integrations

Web Performance and Application Performance Monitoring: Two Solutions, One Common Goal In the simplest terms, Web Performance Monitoring (WPM) is an external process for monitoring web applications, while Application Performance Monitoring (APM) is an internal one. The two services can be used independently to monitor the performance of external or internal application components, but integrating […]

Testing a CDN Setup and Monitoring CDN Performance Over Time

  The Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a concept involving a group of servers used at multiple locations across the globe, each hosting the same content for delivery. The content from the nearest server (CDN node) is delivered to the end user. This system supports fast, secure, and reliable delivery of the content and reduces […]

Cloud Performance: The Secret to a Hassle-free Cloud Migration

These days, the cloud is considered a panacea for nearly every kind of business technology concern – its promise of scalability, flexibility and agility drive mass adoption. “Let’s move it to the cloud” is a phrase any IT or Operations Manager has probably heard a thousand times. People assume that when an application is migrated […]

How to Prevent (and Keep Preventing) System Overload

Your website is suddenly very, very popular (think Black Friday or Cyber Monday). Millions of people are trying to get on at once. So what happens? Your system can’t handle the overload. It slows down and eventually crashes. In terms of problems, system overload is one of the better ones for an online company to […]

5 Critical Components of High Performance Web Sites

Web performance is a critical factor in converting prospective customers into paying customers. In fact, if your site or application doesn’t perform well, it will not only fail to entice new users, but quickly drive those you do have far, far away. When load times are slow and unsteady, users will quickly move on to […]

Three Key Takeaways from the 2014 Velocity Conference

Last week’s O’Reilly Velocity Conference offered a host of learning tools and inspiration for creating and managing high performance websites and applications. Engineers, developers, Ops specialists, architects, and performance enthusiasts alike gathered at Santa Clara’s Techmart to discuss the ever-escalating “need for speed,” and the latest and greatest in performance solutions. While we returned home […]