The Performance Beacon

The web performance, analytics, and optimization blog

For the past ten years so many new software services from Twitter to iTunes have emerged to change our lives. Many that offer an easy-to-use interface and are either free or employ an incredibly reasonable pricing model, which might explain that when these services fail we continue to use them. I can think of no […]

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As Michael Liedtke of Associated Press reported last week, and subsequently now we can also report, that indeed Genentech has migrated its 16,000 employee’s to Google Apps for its email and for some office suite applications. However, the more interesting back story to this article was before they made the decision, Genentech wanted to ensure that Google […]

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Okay, I know I’m biased, but as the rest of the blogging world focuses their attention on the “Cloud Platform Wars”, debating endlessly on which Cloud platform vendor will emerge as the “winner” in the coming years, quietly, several companies (from young start-ups to enterprise class) are leveraging the access, availability and affordability of Cloud […]

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It seems like ten years have past since our first Cloud Test, but last night we hit the 500th test milestone with a test for Hallmark.com.   An amazing stress test that lasted a little over an hour and simulated over 600,000 users hitting their site.  The analytics (1 TB) were amazing in their detail of […]

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