Pimp My Fridge

After our Pingdom Cribs blog entry, we got complaints that our fridge contents didn’t have enough geek credentials. Since we have a reputation to think of, we decided to beef up the caffeine level considerably. Slightly more expensive to maintain, but it’s worth it! So, here it is, the souped-up Pingdom Fridge! We feel a […]

A new home for GIGRIB

GIGRIB is our free, distributed uptime monitoring network. One of the unique aspects of GIGRIB is that its monitoring network is made up entirely of its users. In return, these users get to add five sites each to be monitored by the network. Another unique aspect is that all the uptime data for all the […]

New SMS delivery system on the way

Monitoring the availability of servers, websites and services is a safety net for many server administrators and website owners. They rely on being notified the minute a problem occurs, often through SMS alerts, and this is where current uptime monitoring companies sometimes fail. If users are not notified due to a lost SMS alert, the […]

Al Jazeera hit by severe website problems

The website of the very well known Arabic news channel Al Jazeera had recurring problems all day yesterday, Monday October 9. The downtime during the day totaled 7 hours and 29 minutes, though problems lasted from 9:44 a.m. CET to 7:02 p.m. CET. Image: Screenshot from the GIGRIB report page for aljazeera.net. The downtime was […]

Pingdom Cribs, Serbia

Last week we posted some pics from the Swedish Pingdom office. This week the turn has come to our first-class software team in Nis, Serbia. These talented engineers both develop and maintain Pingdom for us. Above: Who said you can’t have fun and work hard at the same time? Above: Sometimes even the experts need […]

The entrepreneurial spirit

Last Friday, Pingdom had a visit from the county administrative board. They were here to interview Sam Nurmi, our founder and CEO. His profile will be included in a book together with fourteen other highly successful entrepreneurs in our county. Before Ipwalk and Pingdom, Sam founded the Swedish web hosting company Loopia, which he managed […]

Through the eyes of the end user

Yesterday we mentioned our neighbor Calle who volunteered to be our male model for the day. We dragged him to a nearby photo studio to be the face of our latest campaign. His task was to portray an ordinary Internet user and react to common website problems. Our end user could be practically anyone on […]

Male model enters the Pingdom

We are preparing a Pingdom ad campaign and managed to persuade Calle from Loopia (a Swedish web hosting company that just happens to be our neighbor) to act as our model. In addition to working for Loopia, Calle (Calvin without the Hobbes) runs stdOut. Image: Calle gave prima donnas all over the world a new […]

Pingdom.com becomes CSS showcase

CSS Mania, a site displaying screenshots of attractive CSS-designed websites, has added the Pingdom.com website to their galleries. While we aren’t trying to win any beauty contests, any kind of praise is always welcome.

We have a cool data center

Our marketing people usually have their lunch together with a bunch of very verbal IT guys. Since one of the most common complaints have been how cold it can be in the server rooms, a solution has been presented, courtesy of the marketing department: Special server room jackets. The final design of these jackets will […]