How the Friday DDoS attack affected Pingdom

Note: All times shown below are in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC). The Outage As most, if not all of you know by now, last Friday (October 21st) Dyn was hit by a massive DDoS attack that disrupted services for Twitter, Spotify, Reddit. Netflix, TNYT, and Pingdom along with a host of other core Internet services. Dyn stated on their […]

Changing direction: Pingdom’s new visual design strategy

Big things have been happening in our offices over the past months: our art director and team of UX designers have been sitting late into the night like the alchemists of yore working on a strategy that will change the way you–and we–see and experience Pingdom in the future. Yes, our designers have been looking at […]

Making the Most of Attending a Tech Conference

As we wrap up the New York part of the Velocity Conference series, we reflect on the value of attending meetups and conferences. Whatever your preferred method of consumption is, you can get your information quick fix by connecting, researching, sharing, and updating instantly with Twitter, Slack, blog posts, or any other method. Is there […]

Pingdom checks if Pokémon Go’s server is down

“Gotta catch ‘em all!” goes the famous phrase and here at Pingdom we’re no exception to the Pokémon Go addiction that is sweeping the world. Except that sometimes we just can’t catch them all because the Pokémon Go servers go down. With their recent launch in over 26 countries, their servers have really been feeling the […]

Post-mortem for recent incidents

Some of you may have noticed that over the past 4 days, we have experienced some issues and downtime to areas of our service, which, we know is frustrating. In the spirit of transparency, we’d like to share the good, the bad and the ugly of what went down (pun intended), how we fixed it […]

Web Performance of the World’s Top 50 E-Commerce Sites

By now you all know that we just love measuring and analyzing the performance of websites here at Pingdom. Last time, we did revisited the web performance of the world’s top 50 blogs. But why stop there? After all, there’s so much more to the Internet than just blogs. That’s why we decided to give the world’s […]

What We’re Listening To: A Few of Our Favorite Podcasts

It’s common knowledge by now that here at Pingdom we’re a big bunch of data nerds with a soft spot for crunching numbers and getting excited by nice graphs. Yes, we are that but we’re also so much more. In our offices, we’ve got quite a varied group of people with an even wider variety […]

Getting Even More from Pingdom with StatusCast

When you’re trying to keep your finger to the pulse of your website or application and a performance issue arises, notifying your IT team is only part of a professional response. What about notifying your end-users? When an application goes down, or experiences noticeable performance issues, users will reach out. External customers will contact Support, internal […]

Pingdom Hack Day 2016: Born to Hack

Here at Pingdom, we’re a diverse and varied bunch – if you put us all in the same room, it would be like a giant game of Who’s Who, what with all the funny mustaches, haircuts and questionable taste in shoes we all have. But here we all have one thing in common: we were […]