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Monitoring Application Delivery in China

Posted by on March 14, 2017

As we discussed in our first post about benchmarking network performance in China, half of the battle of monitoring applications in China is setting new expectations for what performance should normally look like; often metrics like packet loss and latency will be significantly higher than outside the Great Firewall.… Read More »

AWS S3 Outage Likely Caused by Internal Network Issue

Posted by on February 28, 2017

On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, the US-East-1 region of Amazon Web Services S3 saw a complete outage from 9:40am to 12:36pm PST. AWS S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a cloud object storage solution that many services rely on to store and retrieve files from anywhere on the web. In addition, many other AWS services that depend on S3 – Elastic Load Balancers, Redshift data warehouse, Relational Database Service and others – also had limited to no functionality. … Read More »

Benchmarking Network Performance in China

Posted by on February 22, 2017

As businesses expand their operations to rapidly developing new markets like China, we are excited to announce that we too are expanding our horizons at ThousandEyes. We have increased our set of monitoring points to include nine new Cloud Agent locations in China: Foshan, Jinan, Nanjing, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Wenzhou, Wuxi, Xi’an and Zhuhai.… Read More »

How Virtual Private Networks Impact Performance

Posted by on February 14, 2017

If you’ve ever had to connect to a corporate network while working remotely, chances are you are familiar with the concept of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). VPNs establish a secure connection from your device to any other part of the network by wrapping an additional layer of security and privacy to your online activity. VPNs are an indispensable part of… Read More »

Best Practices to Combat Route Leaks and Hijacks

Posted by on January 26, 2017

In past blogs, we’ve explored how you can alert for and diagnose BGP route leaks and hijacks. Route leaks and hijacks—routing events where illegitimate prefixes are wrongly propagated through the Internet—are notoriously difficult to troubleshoot and have the potential to bring down entire swaths of the Internet.… Read More »

Tune Your Network Monitoring with Instant Tests

Posted by on January 18, 2017

This week we released a redesign of Instant Tests, the feature that allows you to quickly validate test settings and configuration. Instant Tests provide results from a single iteration of an application or network layer test and serve as a preview platform for troubleshooting and error detection.… Read More »

What Does Collective Intelligence Mean for Network Ops?

Posted by on January 4, 2017

Over the past year, we’ve witnessed the development of a new and important movement in the networking community: Collective Intelligence. While the meaning of Collective Intelligence has evolved, its emergence indicates an increasingly apparent need for useful data collected from a variety of vantage points, that is efficiently analyzed to produce actionable insights.… Read More »

Running Low Latency on Hi-Rez’s Online Gaming Network

Posted by on December 21, 2016

In this post from ThousandEyes Connect New York, we’ll summarize the presentation by Nabil Ismail, VP of Operations & Technology at Hi-Rez Studios. During his talk, Nabil described his team’s formidable task of ensuring that they continually provide a smooth, fast online experience to their 15+ million gamers across the globe.… Read More »

Top Internet Outages of 2016

Posted by on December 20, 2016

As we sip on warm holiday beverages and gradually wind down the year, it’s rather customary to reflect on the past and contemplate the future. Following traditions, we took a stroll down memory lane analyzing the state of the Internet and the “cloud”. In today’s blog post we discuss some of the most impactful outages of 2016, understand common trends and evaluate some of the key learnings.… Read More »