Synthetics

How Synthetic Monitoring Can Help Citrix Admins Go From Reactive to Being Proactive

One of the biggest pains in the life of a Citrix administrator is being called to troubleshoot a problem after it has occurred and end users are impacted. Every minute taken to diagnose the cause of the problem and to resolve it costs your organization dearly – lost productivity, reduced user satisfaction and increased operations costs.
datadog

Introducing Datadog Synthetics

Datadog is pleased to announce the availability of Synthetics, a whole new layer of visibility on the Datadog platform. By monitoring your applications and API endpoints via simulated user requests, Synthetics helps you ensure uptime, identify regional issues, track application performance, and manage your SLAs and SLOs. By unifying Synthetics with your metrics, traces, and logs, Datadog allows you to observe how all your systems are performing as experienced by your users.

logicmonitor

Browser Automation: Using the Gmail API to Retrieve MFA Codes

In a separate article, we introduced the concept of performing synthetic transactions with LogicMonitor to ensure website services are up and running correctly. It may be necessary to authenticate with a website before you can fully monitor it, and authentication may require presenting an MFA code that has been delivered via email. Let’s take this a step further and incorporate an MFA (Multifactor Authentication) Challenge.

logicmonitor

Preparing for Browser Automation by Using Web Developer Tools to Identify HTML Elements

In a separate article, we introduced the concept of performing synthetic transactions with LogicMonitor. An obviously crucial step of that process is actually scripting the automation. You can have all the right automation tools installed but how do you get started with the actual script? This article will help illustrate some of the preparation needed for developing a browser automation script.

logicmonitor

An Introduction to Executing Synthetic Transactions with LogicMonitor

Synthetic transactions facilitate proactive monitoring of online business services such as e-banking and e-commerce. They not only monitor existing services but can be used to simulate and test the quality of future user interactions with services. LogicMonitor includes Website Checks out-of-the-box but did you know that Scripted DataSources can be used to extend website monitoring into synthetic transactions?

victorops

Leveraging Synthetic and Real-User Monitoring for SRE

Monitoring is just the first step of many when it comes to creating highly reliable systems. SRE teams can leverage monitoring to understand how users interact with a service, how the system reacts to different stressors, and where reliability concerns may arise. A holistic approach to SRE relies on a deep understanding of internal workflows, end-user behavior, and system capability.

datadog

Introducing Datadog Synthetics

Datadog is pleased to announce the upcoming availability of Synthetics, a whole new layer of visibility on the Datadog platform. By monitoring your applications and API endpoints via simulated user requests, Synthetics helps you ensure uptime, identify regional issues, and track application performance. By unifying Synthetics with your metrics, traces, and logs, Datadog allows you to observe how all your systems are performing as experienced by your users.

stackify

Real User Monitoring (RUM) vs. Synthetic Monitoring Comparison

When you spend a long time building an app or website just to have users complain about latency issues, it sucks. You don’t know where the problem lies, nor do you know the environment in which it occurred. So it gets ignored, and performance issues keep lingering. This not only wreaks havoc on the end users, but your bottom line suffers as well.