Cyber Monday is behind us and hope all of had an awesome extended holiday. But Cyber Monday is only the start of a long holiday season. You still have the Christmas eve, Green Monday, The Free Shipping Day and New Year's eve coming up, days which saw unprecedented peak in online shopping the previous years.
This means you still need to keep your websites and web applications in top form and optimized to handle the surge in traffic, even after Cyber Monday. Some stats below to prove our point.
- According to Shop.org online sales will see an increase of 12% during this holiday season.
- E-Commerce sales during the Christmas week ending December 25 2011 were $2.8 billion, compared to $2.45 billion during the same time period in 2010
In our latest blog post, we have given the three magic steps to smooth sail your online business this holiday season. We have also talked in detail about how you can leverage Site24x7 features like Web Page Analyzer and Web Application Monitor to remotely monitor the availability and performance of your e-commerce applications and websites.
Do go through our blog and let us know your comments. Meanwhile we invite all of you to share your Cyber Monday experiences .
Server Monitoring: New metrics added for more granular insights into performance
Our Windows agent based server monitoring solution has been enhanced with the addition of the following metrics. A big thanks to Andrew Prendergast, Chief Scientist at VizDynamics for giving this suggestion.
- Memory Page Fault
- Memory Page In
- Memory Pages Output
- Processor Interrupts
- Context Switches
- Disk Writes
- Disk Reads
These additional metrics will help gain granular insights into the performance of your servers that run your critical applications.
Agent based monitoring ensures that you do not have to open up any additional ports on your firewall. You need to open just the default HTTP(S) port. "Firewall Friendly", did we hear you right?