7 Things to Consider in the Wake of Last Night’s Outage

Today many of our friends are probably getting an extra shot of coffee after last night’s outage. Our live map lit up with over 100,000 outages around the world. AWS had a routing problem that caused many sites to go down. The incident lasted around 40 minutes and affected Slack, Netflix, Pinterest and many others. […]

Product as a service

Industrial equipment can be offered on a pay-per-use basis similar to the software as a service model in IT. The emerging concept known as product as a service transforms service from a standalone function within a manufacturer to an integrated product and service offering that delivers value as the product is in use.

Mobile Web: Responsive vs. Native Performance

A mobile presence is key to your business success. It is also one of the hardest things to get right. With more than half of all Web traffic coming from mobile devices, and Google favoring mobile-friendly sites in search results, it’s worth thinking carefully about how to present your company. Beyond just showing up on […]

#whatdoyoucheck Contest Results and NEW Contest Details

#WhatDoYouCheck Winners Our first Pingdom contest — #WhatDoYouCheck was a huge success! Thank you to all those who participated. Now for the winners…drum roll please! Congratulations to our MacBook winner, Mark, and our five $100 Amazon Gift Card winners, Ryan, Jim, Jonathan, Donald and Yehuda! Didn’t win or missed out on the chance to participate? […]

YouTube goes all-in on mobile

Half of YouTube’s views are already on mobile devices, with mobile watch time growing nearly 100% in the past year, compared to growth in overall YouTube watch time of 50% in that period. “For us, most of our focus is on mobile: product development for mobile, content development for mobile, making sure mobile video works on carrier networks all around the world. It’s all mobile, mobile, mobile,” says Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s Head of content and business operations.

Are you being monitored right now?

ARGUS is a 1.8-gigapixel video surveillance platform that can resolve details as small as 6 inches/15 cm from an altitude of 20,000 feet/6 km. The image is detailed enough to be able to see you waving your arms and what kind of clothes you wear.

Cowboy coding

Cowboy coding is when you make live changes to a website everyone can see. If you do anything that might break your site – you’re cowboy coding.

Velocity’s a wrap

This year’s Velocity Santa Clara conference is over. We’re happy to have met so many amazing IT pros.