Companies rely on their websites and networks to generate revenue and support various business operations. The need for load testing and monitoring tools that proactively, and continuously, test environments for bottlenecks, points of failure, and weaknesses are vital to the customer experience and bottom-line. Running regular external load tests allows you to uncover and address issues before they become major issues.
Performing External Load Tests
Our web-based load testing platform, LoadView, is able to spin up thousands of virtual users in just few clicks. Whether you are testing software as a service (SaaS) offerings, a shopping cart path to purchase, or other online services, LoadView provides the power to test and observe actual performance of your websites, web applications, and web services under load.
- Test user experience under load
- Script and test real user simulations
- Verify performance under specific load conditions
- Simulate and validate API calls/responses
- Global cloud network
Make sure that you know how your services will respond under different levels of user load by scheduling variable numbers of simultaneous user interactions with your site and generate valuable reports on how the website responded from your users’ perspective.
External vs. Internal Monitoring
On some level, most IT organizations are capable of monitoring their systems from inside their own network. Dotcom-Monitor adds the value of monitoring your infrastructure from multiple locations around the world to ensure that your services and websites are available to all of your customers, no matter where they are. If you don’t currently run external load tests, or monitor from outside your network, you’re not able to see the complete picture. It’s important to obtain an external perspective of your services so that you are not lulled into a false sense of security by only viewing performance from within your own network.
Combine Load Testing and Monitoring Solutions
You can combine the results from your LoadView tests with our monitoring platforms, such as MetricsView, to gather data about how CPU, memory, network bandwidth, and Disk I/O performed during the load test. Furthermore, you can even schedule tasks through the BrowserView platform to simulate actual users loading web pages from real browsers. This allows you to see how page load and rendering times are affected during load testing from the user’s perspective at locations around the world outside of your network.
Additional Monitoring Solutions
While the external load test capabilities of LoadView are a great resource, Dotcom-Monitor offers a full suite of tools to monitor your IT systems. The ServerView platform encompasses a group of tools that monitor server and network devices, VoIP phone systems, FTP servers, email servers, and websites. You can monitor the stability and performance of your websites, ensure the availability of your SIP VoIP servers, and test connectivity to send and receive email from your mail servers. All of these tools are easy to use and can be monitored through custom dashboards to give you insight into your total IT system. Furthermore, customizable real-time dashboards can be shared with other stakeholders in the organization, without you having to give away the “keys to the castle” and risking accidental system changes.
Your IT environment is only as good as the visibility you have into the system. If you have ever experienced unexpected outages, then you know how valuable tools from our suite can be. Sign up for a 30-day free trial now to test out all the features the Dotcom-Monitor suite offers.