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Why RUM Is Essential to Performance Optimization

Molly Wojcik | November 01, 2018 | Metrics, Performance

Real User Monitoring (RUM) is a way of monitoring performance through the capture and analysis of each transaction by the user of a website or application. By measuring your website or app performance in this way, you can see how your site is accessed from different browsers, devices, and connection speeds. This provides you with quantifiable metrics to benchmark and improve upon, such as load time and transaction path.

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Diagnosing Latency Issues - Metrics, Logging, and Distributed Tracing

Molly Wojcik | October 12, 2018 | Metrics

When using monitoring tools to identify latency issues, metrics and logging have their place, but they can be inadequate for offering true visibility across services, particularly with the rise of distributed application architectures. Distributed tracing, however, overcomes those challenges.

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6 Key Business Uses for Web Traffic Logs

Molly Wojcik | September 27, 2018 | Metrics

There are multiple ways for businesses to use logs - from tracking user engagement, to following compliance guidelines, to monitoring suspicious activity. Frequently, however, businesses treat logs and metrics as an afterthought rather than as an integral part of their corporate strategy and development process. Furthermore, the volume of data available from logging can be overwhelming, particularly if you don’t have a clear goal in mind and established processes set up for its collection and analysis. Similarly, important data can be missing if the right procedures haven’t been set up to collect it. If logging is given careful thought as part of a larger plan, however, it can prove a highly valuable tool. The following six use cases are largely for web traffic logs. There are, of course, a wide range of other use case scenarios.

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How Page Load Time Affects Bounce Rate and Page Views

Roxana Elliott | August 10, 2017 | Performance, Metrics

It’s become common knowledge that the speed at which pages load is a crucial part of user experience, and recently page speed has become more and more important in other areas - Google’s search engine ranks pages based on page load time (specifically, time to first byte), and Facebook has announced that it will prioritize links that load quickly in its newsfeed over those that are slow to load, saying “We’ve heard from people that it’s frustrating to click on a link that leads to a slow-loading webpage. In fact, even more broadly on the internet, we’ve found that when people have to wait for a site to load for too long, they abandon what they were clicking on all together.”

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Chrome Developer Tools Tutorial - Network Tab

CJ Brewer | July 24, 2017 | Metrics, Performance

The Chrome Developer Tools are a set of debugging tools built right into Google’s Chrome browser that show developers how the browser is interacting with their website or application. Anyone can use the DevTools to see how a particular website is built, where it content is being served from, how quickly the page is loading, and much more. These tools are extremely useful for those assessing the performance of their website or troubleshooting certain aspects of the page load.

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The ELK Stack - ElasticSearch, LogStash, and Kibana

Roxana Elliott | June 23, 2017 | Metrics

The ELK Stack, recently rebranded as the Elastic Stack, is a combination of several open-source tools: ElasticSearch, LogStash, and Kibana, that are combined to create a popular log management tool. The ELK Stack is an extremely useful set of tools for developers which has a wide range of uses. The most popular use case of the ELK Stack is getting increased visibility into how applications are working through an advanced log management.

Read More Adds Load Balancing to Edge PaaS

Roxana Elliott | May 24, 2017 | Performance, Metrics

We’re pleased to release a new feature on the platform: Load Balancing for your origin servers. Even with a content delivery solution such as and caching in place, websites still need to make sure their origin servers are available for crucial tasks such as generating user-specific content and going through a checkout process.

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Announcing Synth - Ongoing Website Performance Monitoring

Roxana Elliott | May 15, 2017 | Performance, Metrics is committed to giving our users a full suite of DevOps-friendly monitoring and measurement tools that enables them to easily tune their content delivery without relying on external tools. Now we’re excited to announce we’ve launched Synth, an ongoing monitoring tool available to anyone. The best part? It’s free for everyone, and will stay that way forever.

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What is SpeedIndex and How Should I Use It?

Danny Randa | May 15, 2017 | Performance, Metrics

One of the trickiest parts of understanding how fast your website loads for users is knowing which metric to use. The natural inclination would be to measure how long it takes the entire page to load. Others would argue that you should instead look at how long before something appears visually on the page. Or should we instead focus on Time to First Byte because Google cares about it enough to factor it into your Search Engine Results Page?

Read More Adds Ongoing Synthetic Monitoring Data

Roxana Elliott | April 17, 2017 | Metrics, Performance believes that developers should have all the tools they need to evaluate and improve their content delivery within one solution, which is why we have recently added robust synthetic monitoring to our core feature set. When combined with’s Real User Monitoring, proxy-specific metrics, and log management, this release ensures that all accounts have the comprehensive monitoring tools they need to continually troubleshoot and improve their website performance.

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Introducing Real User Monitoring by

Roxana Elliott | March 27, 2017 | Metrics, Performance is excited to announce we have added Real User Monitoring to our platform at no extra cost for users or those on a 2-week free trial. Real User Monitoring or RUM data measures how actual visitors interact with your website and experience your page load times.

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Content Delivery Metrics that Integrate with DevOps Principles

Roxana Elliott | March 08, 2017 | Performance, Metrics, Agile has always been committed to providing the best, most detailed metrics and logs to our users. As the only Content Delivery solution that integrates fully with agile development and DevOps practices, we recognize the importance of having accurate metrics to diagnose, resolve and continuously improve your website performance and security. That’s why we’re happy to announce that we have recently given our metrics an update by bringing in Grafana, which is a highly flexible graphing tool that charts the metrics we provide from Graphite.

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5 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Web Page Speed

Roxana Elliott | September 19, 2016 | Performance, Metrics, Caching

Reports by Google, Amazon, and others have consistently shown that fast page load time is one of the most important elements of website success: one study by the Aberdeen Group showed every 1-second delay in page load time led to a 11% decrease in page views and 7% loss in conversions. There are many ways you can optimize your website for better performance, but here are some quick tips you can do now to improve your web performance and page load time:

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New Relic - How static resources can impact metrics

Shaun Guo | August 03, 2016 | Metrics, Common mistakes

New Relic is one of the best tools that many of our clients use for performance monitoring, for both their internal infrastructure as well as performance of their sites through a CDN. To be able to accurately measure performance and impacts from deployments, New Relic needs to be setup correctly so the relevant metrics are not obfuscated by extraneous data.

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PageSpeed Insight scores vs real world performance

Shaun Guo | June 01, 2016 | Performance, Metrics

One of the current go-to tools for people when trying to make their sites fast is Google’s PageSpeed Insights.

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