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Simulate visitor interaction with your site to monitor the end user experience.

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Identify bottlenecks and speed up your website.

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Enhance your site performance with data from actual site visitors

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Know how your site or web app is performing with real user insights

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Instant visibility into servers, virtual hosts, and containerized environments

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Comprehensive set of turnkey infrastructure integrations

Including dozens of AWS and Azure services, container orchestrations like Docker and Kubernetes, and more 

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Comprehensive, full-stack visibility, and troubleshooting

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Complete visibility into application issues

Pinpoint the root cause down to a poor-performing line of code

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Aug 10, 2023 | 6 min read

Instagram Outage (May 2023) Recap

By Pingdom Team

One of Meta’s biggest assets, Instagram, experienced an outage on May 21, 2023, that left users unable to access the social media platform. While outages are never ideal, the social media giant reacted quickly and restored service in about two hours. Limited details have been made available regarding the underlying [...]

Aug 07, 2023 | 6 min read

Twitter Outages – Why Is Twitter Going Down So Often Recently?

By Pingdom Team

Twitter has been in the news a lot lately. It's one of the biggest internet companies in the world, so the public notices right away when its servers are down, and its brand reputation, stock price, revenue, and users can be affected. In recent months, users have noticed more Twitter [...]

Jul 13, 2023 | 0 min read
Microsoft Outage (Jan. 2023) Recap

Microsoft Outage (Jan. 2023) Recap

By Pingdom Team

Change comes with risk. This is as true for a one-person IT department as it is for a cloud giant. And earlier this year, a Microsoft outage demonstrated how high-performing teams aren’t immune to change-induced service disruptions. (more…)

Jan 09, 2023 | 0 min read

Average Cost of Downtime per Industry

By Pingdom Team

When I’m online shopping, reading an article, or watching a video and the website becomes unresponsive, it takes me about eight seconds before I refocus elsewhere. From the point of view of the industry, if customers lose interest when their server goes out, the cost of losing out on so [...]

Nov 23, 2022 | 6 min read

Historical Internet Outages: The 12 Most Impactful

By Pingdom Team

An internet outage can have major consequences for a digital business, especially when it happens during peak usage times and on holidays. Outages can lead to revenue loss, complaints, and customer churn.  Of course, internet outages regularly impact companies across all verticals, including some of the largest internet companies in [...]

Oct 26, 2022 | 0 min read
Halloween outages are scary!

The Roblox Outage

By Pingdom Team

Just before Halloween 2021, Roblox engineers experienced a horror story: a service outage that also took down critical monitoring systems. It seemed like the issue was a hardware problem, but it wasn't. Users were frustrated, and the clock was ticking. After three full days of downtime, service was finally restored [...]

Sep 19, 2022 | 0 min read

Internet Availability Threats Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine

By Pingdom Team

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, denial-of-service (DoS) attacks impacting availability have been rising. The attacks aren’t only affecting Russia and Ukraine either. Public and private organizations in multiple industries have been impacted, and several nations—including the U.S. and U.K.—have issued warnings about cyberthreats from Russia. (more…)

Aug 17, 2022 | 2 min read

AWS US-EAST-1 Outage… Again

By Pingdom Team

AWS is a comprehensive, evolving cloud computing program built to provide IT infrastructure for businesses, and the program has an active user base of roughly 1,000,000 customers. With the massive responsibility of providing services for such a large customer base, it’s important for their services to be reliable and trustworthy. [...]

Jun 28, 2022 | 0 min read

Financial Impact of an Outage

By Pingdom Team

In October 2021, the world’s largest social media platform suffered a massive worldwide outage affecting billions of customers. Facebook has a monthly active user base of 2.8 billion users, which increases to 3.5 billion when you include its subsidiaries such as Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus. The platform succumbed to a “Gigalapse,” which happens when [...]

Dec 13, 2021 | 4 min read

2021 AWS Outage and How To Prevent Your Websites and Applications From Being Impacted

By Pingdom Team

December 7 started as a typical, but busy, pre-holiday weekday. This included a mix of booming online retail sales ($33.9 billion spent during cyber week), packages flooding delivery services, and high online traffic. But much of that quickly came to a crawl. An outage of the AWS us-east-1 cloud region [...]

Oct 05, 2021 | 1 min read

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp Down for Over Five Hours

By Pingdom Team

Did you unconsciously open Instagram, Facebook, or WhatsApp several times throughout the day on Monday, only to get a “Couldn’t refresh feed” message? Did you try again every 20 or so minutes? Did you maybe even restart your phone, not once thinking websites as large as Facebook could possibly go [...]

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