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section.io Adds Load Balancing to Content Delivery Grid

Roxana Elliott | May 15, 2017 | Performance, Metrics

We’re pleased to release a new feature on the section.io platform: Load Balancing for your origin servers. Even with a content delivery solution such as section.io 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

section.io 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?

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section.io Adds Ongoing Synthetic Monitoring Data

Roxana Elliott | April 17, 2017 | Metrics, Performance

section.io 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 section.io’s Real User Monitoring, proxy-specific metrics, and log management, this release ensures that all section.io 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 section.io

Roxana Elliott | March 27, 2017 | Metrics, Performance

section.io is excited to announce we have added Real User Monitoring to our platform at no extra cost for section.io 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

section.io 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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