Modern applications enable enterprises to scale faster with better efficiency and resilience. The main advantage of a multi-cloud/hybrid cloud infrastructure is in its highly distributed architecture that offers proximity – bringing end users closer to the service provider.
Ensuring a productive remote workspace was one of the main priorities of many enterprises and organization in 2020. A majority of the global workforce across different industry verticals, including the healthcare industry, were forced to work remotely. Healthcare organizations had to quickly update infrastructure and software to support the shift without compromising productivity.
Smartsheet was founded in 2005 with the mission of helping companies simplify and streamline how work is managed. Over three quarters of the Fortune 500 rely on Smartsheet. Through its enterprise platform for dynamic work, the platform aligns people and technology to help businesses move faster, drive innovation, and achieve more.
On June 8, 2021, many of us were left staring at blank screens or “Service Unavailable” errors when trying to access the internet. The panic was shared by millions of people around the world. Everything from Spotify, Amazon, and Reddit to Vimeo, Twitch, and Pinterest was inaccessible to users. This major outage that impacted any service using Fastly. Here is a quick rundown of what happened and why.
At Catchpoint, our mission is to provide customers with actionable data that will help them reduce MTTR and maintain a positive digital experience. We measure "from where the users are" to ensure the data reflects real end-user experience. As someone that's part of the Catchpoint on-call chain, this is extremely important to me. I do not want to be woken up at 2 AM because a server is misbehaving, only to find out that the application failed over gracefully and no users were impacted.
At Catchpoint, our award-winning support team aims to be a partner, not just a gateway to the tool. Earlier this month when UltraDNS, a major DNS provider, went down, they found themselves faced with nine support tickets within one hour. Our customers were experiencing outages on their websites and online services. They needed urgent help from Catchpoint in understanding what was causing the disruption, so they could quickly resolve the situation.
Monitoring methodologies evaluate application reachability, availability, performance, and reliability to measure digital experience accurately. Only measuring one or the other will offer a skewed view of the end-user experience. For example, higher availability is not the sole indicator of a good end-user experience. At the same time, reliability is a critical performance indicator for service providers.
At Catchpoint, I work as a Solutions Engineer. Being on the sales side, one of the applications I use a lot is Salesforce, the CRM platform used at Catchpoint and thousands of other organizations. You don’t have to take my word for it. Here is Catchpoint’s endpoint monitoring data showing I speak the truth!