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5 Tips to Optimize Your Synthetic Monitoring

Synthetic monitoring is a useful tool that ensures your site is both UP and performs well, and configuration matters. Optimized synthetic monitoring looks for necessary elements along a focused goal pathway. A poorly configured check can add precious seconds to a Transaction and trigger unwanted Global Timeout errors. Today, we’re going to do a deep dive on tips and tricks used by Uptime.com Support and Development teams to improve and optimize the Transaction checks we use everyday.

Synthetic web tests - Moving up the stack

In this short explainer and demo, Kentik's Phil Gervasi shows how Kentik is moving up the stack to monitor application activity on the network. Phil explains the differences between proactive and passive network monitoring and demonstrates three new synthetic tests that relate to app performance monitoring. Kentik's suite of application-focused synthetic tests give you proactive visibility into application activity on your network. Using the HTTP test, Page Load test, and Synthetic Transaction Monitoring, you can monitor a user's digital experience and troubleshoot problems as they happen.

Simulate business critical user journeys with synthetic monitoring

Today’s user journey is much more complicated than ever and has completely changed the perception of how business critical functions are managed and maintained to support customer expectations for flawless digital experiences. The journey that users take when visiting your website will vary depending on your business model. An e-commerce site, for example, might involve user interactions that go from product selection to shopping cart to payment transaction.


Announcing the General Availability of Synthetic Monitoring Within Splunk Observability

Today we’re proud to announce the general availability of best-in-class Synthetic Monitoring capabilities within Splunk Observability Cloud. Now, IT and engineering teams can proactively measure, monitor and troubleshoot their critical user flows, APIs and services, connected across Splunk Observability.


What Is Website Regression Testing and How Can Synthetic User Journeys Help?

Website regression testing is a form of software testing that helps to identify and fix problems with website content, functionality, and accessibility. It is a vital part of any testing strategy, as it can help to ensure that the website continues to meet user expectations. Website regression testing typically involves running a series of tests against the website to check for any issues. The tests can be performed by an automated system or manually by testers on the development team.


More Granular Control Over Your Synthetic Monitoring

The Uptime.com monitoring Transaction check just got a few upgrades bringing more granular control to users with complex checks. If you have found yourself struggling with performance in synthetic monitoring, this upgrade is for you. Plus better diagnostic tools to analyze every request we encountered. Available to every Uptime.com user, today we want to introduce these important tools and walk though some use cases that will help you get the most out of them.


Investigating digital experience with Synthetic Transaction Monitoring

Kentik Synthetics is all about proactively testing and monitoring specific elements of your network, the services it relies on, and the applications it delivers. That means using artificial traffic instead of end-user traffic to test a variety of aspects of digital experience monitoring like device availability, DNS activity, web application page load times, and BGP activity. But to test an end-user’s experience interacting with a website, we need to approach things differently.

Synthetic Transaction Monitoring with Kentik

What is synthetic transaction monitoring and how is it beneficial? Phil Gervasi and Sunil Kodiyan talk STM, how it works, what problems you can solve with it, and how it fits into an overall digital experience monitoring strategy. Learn how synthetic transaction monitoring can be used to test and track application performance from an end-user perspective, in this short talk and technical demonstration.

Synthetic Monitoring is coming to Instana!

Our customers have long recognized that Instana has the best APM Observability capabilities in the industry. Now others are starting to notice too, including Gartner! Instana enables users to autonomously manage the most dynamic applications, whether they are running on mainframes, cloud providers, or mobile phones. But what about getting a view of application performance from the outside? How can you measure your users’ perceived application performance?


Implementing Synthetic Monitoring with Telegraf and Logz.io

In my previous blog post, we explored key questions about Synthetic Monitoring, such as what it is, why it’s important, how it works, and how it compares to Real-User monitoring. Synthetic Monitoring is becoming an increasingly-popular method to continuously monitor the uptime of applications and the critical flows within them so that DevOps, IT, and engineering teams are quickly alerted when issues arise. Unfortunately, a good Synthetic Monitoring tool can be expensive.