Our top 3 take-home’s from Velocity conference, Amsterdam 2016

We’ve just come back from Velocity conference in Amsterdam and needless to say, it’s been a blast! We thought we’d share with you three of the most interesting bits we took home from the world’s biggest conference for Web performance:   Performance matters, but it’s how your users perceive it that counts most. At Pingdom, we […]

Our transaction monitoring just got better

Today we’re releasing an update to our Transaction Monitoring service with which we aim to give our customers a better overall experience. So let’s tell you about what changes you can expect to find in your Pingdom dashboard… Test in Google Chrome First things first: we are introducing Google Chrome to run the tests in your Transaction Monitoring. […]

We had a smashing time at Smashing Conference 2016

A few weeks ago we talked about the value of attending meet ups and conferences and how attending revives our passion for what we do. With that said, last week we packed our suitcases and escaped from the onset of Scandinavian winter here in Stockholm all the way to sunny Barcelona for Smashing Conference 2016. […]

How the Friday DDoS attack affected Pingdom

Note: All times shown below are in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC). The Outage As most, if not all of you know by now, last Friday (October 21st) Dyn was hit by a massive DDoS attack that disrupted services for Twitter, Spotify, Reddit. Netflix, TNYT, and Pingdom along with a host of other core Internet services. Dyn stated on their […]

Changing direction: Pingdom’s new visual design strategy

Big things have been happening in our offices over the past months: our art director and team of UX designers have been sitting late into the night like the alchemists of yore working on a strategy that will change the way you–and we–see and experience Pingdom in the future. Yes, our designers have been looking at […]

Making the Most of Attending a Tech Conference

As we wrap up the New York part of the Velocity Conference series, we reflect on the value of attending meetups and conferences. Whatever your preferred method of consumption is, you can get your information quick fix by connecting, researching, sharing, and updating instantly with Twitter, Slack, blog posts, or any other method. Is there […]

Pingdom checks if Pokémon Go’s server is down

“Gotta catch ‘em all!” goes the famous phrase and here at Pingdom we’re no exception to the Pokémon Go addiction that is sweeping the world. Except that sometimes we just can’t catch them all because the Pokémon Go servers go down. With their recent launch in over 26 countries, their servers have really been feeling the […]

Post-mortem for recent incidents

Some of you may have noticed that over the past 4 days, we have experienced some issues and downtime to areas of our service, which, we know is frustrating. In the spirit of transparency, we’d like to share the good, the bad and the ugly of what went down (pun intended), how we fixed it […]

Web Performance of the World’s Top 50 E-Commerce Sites

By now you all know that we just love measuring and analyzing the performance of websites here at Pingdom. Last time, we did revisited the web performance of the world’s top 50 blogs. But why stop there? After all, there’s so much more to the Internet than just blogs. That’s why we decided to give the world’s […]

What We’re Listening To: A Few of Our Favorite Podcasts

It’s common knowledge by now that here at Pingdom we’re a big bunch of data nerds with a soft spot for crunching numbers and getting excited by nice graphs. Yes, we are that but we’re also so much more. In our offices, we’ve got quite a varied group of people with an even wider variety […]