Why Dotcom-Monitor Service Is Crucial to e-Business

Operational Issues Confronting e-Business Today: Business through the internet has expanded by leaps and bounds and continues to do so. With opening up of the world economies e-business has become truly global for buyers and sellers alike. Also keeping pace are the associated problems that are both technical and non-technical in nature. The prime concern for any e-business is secure and efficient handling of run away transaction volumes at acceptable response levels. Congested networks are causing delays, even outages. Slow downloading time is one of the main reasons potential on-line customers switch websites. Long waiting times can prove disastrous. The Read more

Role of External Website Load Stress Testing for Smoother e-Business Growth

Why Periodic Website Load Stress Testing is Necessary The advent of electronic business and its worldwide expansion has inevitably brought its own problems. Surges in volumes of ecommerce transactions have meant delays and outages with overloading of systems and networks — resulting in bad press, lost revenues, and poor public perception. Performance and availability suffers when an e-business site is not prepared to receive the workload generated by its customers. As the entire business of online vendors heavily depends upon the behavior of their sites, long waiting periods or downtime can prove disastrous. Slow downloading time, surveys indicate, is one Read more

Can Web Service Companies Do Without 24/7 Dotcom-Monitor support?

The background Enterprises worldwide have embraced ‘Web services’ as the preferred middleware technology for integrating their Web-enabled, e-business applications. Hundreds of Web service sites offer very useful services that provide essential components for running B2B or B2C e-business applications. Many enterprises outsource items ranging from security services for their plants and offices to outsource packing and forwarding, or even cleaning services. Specialized Web service companies provide the latest exchange rates for any combination of the 100+ countries they cater to. Web service companies have hundreds of B2B or B2C e-commerce/e-business clients who need their services (on a 24/7 basis) for Read more

IPv6 Performance Monitoring

Introduction The switch to IPv6 is on. In June 2008, the U.S. federal government, which is arguably the world’s largest single enterprise, required that all its executive agencies add IPv6 to their network backbones. The European Commission recently set an IPv6 target adoption rate of 25 percent by 2010, Cisco Corporation predicted an exhaustion of IPv4 addresses in late 2010, and the chairman of the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre predicted that all IPv4 addresses will be depleted by 2011, forcing wide-scale IPv6 adoption. A number of Internet powerhouses, such as Google and Alta Vista, have now deployed IPv6 accessible Read more

Active vs. Passive Web Performance Monitoring

Executive Summary This paper examines the website monitoring options available with passive and active monitoring solutions. Passive monitoring is better suited as a technology to determine what went wrong with a website or Web application after problems have occurred. Active monitoring solutions allow the webmaster to identify problems, such as application issues and network or server connectivity problems, and to determine if a website or application is experiencing downtime or performance degradation before these problems impact a large number of site visitors. Introduction The Internet has evolved into a ubiquitous global technology that truly shrinks geographical barriers. Whether it’s a two-person company operating from Read more