Whether you’re a budding company or you’ve just launched a new website,
chances are you’ll start experiencing steady increases in site traffic as
you expand your business. You may be equipped for a few dozen customers now,
but what happens when you reach thousands or (ideally) hundreds of thousands?
If your site isn’t prepared for sudden or even gradual traffic spikes,
you may end up with seriously slow response times or even a crashed server.
It’s vital for online companies to have plans in place to deal with traffic
surges—before they actually happen. Otherwise, your customers’
experiences can be negatively impacted by sluggish load times and downtime.
As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Scalability is a site’s ability to function in the same capacity with
100,000 users as it would with 10 users. There are two very important factors
to ... (more)
Without effective performance management, applications suffer response time
delays, anger customers and ruin employee productivity. Trial-and-error
troubleshooting and poor visibility into problems cause outages. Both
situations make key business functions effectively unavailable for long
periods of time, choking off the sales and production cycle.
An APM tool must discover root causes and then identify fixes rapidly. Look
for tools that can troubleshoot proactively as well as reactively. Are
problem reports easy to use and on-point? Can you drill down deeply into any
tier of t... (more)
More firms believe they are prepared to react to security and privacy
breaches, according to a new research survey. Organizations are preparing for
threats, and research shows they are continuing to invest in security tools
Cybercriminals are moving past new security measures, cracking and stealing
customer and corporate data from the cloud. Midsize firms can better address
security needs by continuously investing in development, implementation and
maintenance of innovative and adaptable strategies to better combat malicious
behavior without requiring additiona... (more)
jKool LLC, a new company, spinning-off from Nastel Technologies is a highly
scalable, SaaS solution for streaming analytics of Big Data. The jKool API is
used to add real-time analytics to applications which will now be able to
stream data into the service at jKoolCloud.com. The service analyzes the
data as it arrives, delivering its users instant insight.
The story of the origin of jKool is interesting.
Some of Nastel’s customers found themselves hitting up against the upper
limits of the performance and scalability of their relational databases.
These customers were trying t... (more)
Recently, BMC one of the “big four” software firms was acquired by a
group of investors led by Bain Capital. This is good news for Bain as they
generally make a lot of money from their purchases before they divest what is
unprofitable and milk whatever they can from those stuck with one of their
products. But, is it good news for you?
I doubt it. The acquisition by a private equity firm is unlikely to be a
permanent state. It could lead to a company breakup with the parts auctioned
off to separate owners. But, it’s more likely that Bain intends to
In the real es... (more)