These are heady times in the performance business. It's not the stuff that grabs headlines, but those who understand how the cloud works, know that performance can be its achilles heel. Just today we hosted a Webcast with Cars.com, on the impact of 3rd party content on Website performance. The registration #s were through the roof. There are a lot of site owners and Web ops folks who get it as evidenced by the questions we were getting. They are concerned by what all the ads and widgets are doing to performance. There is tacit acknowledgement that what makes the cloud great - interconnectness - also sows problems. Knowing when critical Web servcies and APIs are down is more important for a deeply networked application then one that merely relies on inhouse resources. (This Webcast will be available on-demand shortly. You can download a white paper on the subject now.)
So it gives us great pride to be acknowledged for what we are doing when it comes to cloud performance monitoring. What started off as just Website monitoring when Keynote debuted in 1997 has gone on to encompass so much more. Specifically, what mobile has brought is ubiquitous broadband on the go and sites such as Facebook and eBay are seeing such a high percentage of traffic and dollars coming from mobile, they've invested heavily to keep up with the demand. We've responded with a suite of products to monitor and test everything from mobile content and applictions to networks and even sports stadiums.
With on-demand services for both Web and mobile, we believe we have the most complete offering for cloud performance monitoring in the industry. EMA, a tech analyst firm, agrees, hailing our offerings as "best in class". (Read the full report.)