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 […]

Pingdom progress

From our posts lately, it may be easy to think that it’s all fun and games here at Pingdom. Yes, we have fun, and yes, we enjoy our work, but we also work hard. So before you go thinking that we’re resting on our laurels, surfing the Web and watching videos on You Tube all […]

The Pingdom Crib

We would like to invite you all to a tour around the Pingdom crib. We took some photos of how our Swedish office looks like on a sunny Friday afternoon. Above: The Pingdom, formerly an old industrial building. Above:The sign of uptime and freedom leads the way. Above:Our sofa for relaxing moments with a magazine. […]

What to do with bad servers?

Sometimes your servers get you irritated. The first time you may be able to live with it. But when a server goes bad and doesn’t let you sleep at night, it’s time to do something about it. At least that’s what some people think. We found some clips of people who just couldn’t take it […]

New blog design from our shiny new graphic designer

You may remember that Pingdom was looking for a graphic designer to join our team. We found him! On September 15, David Rydell entered our offices and hasn’t left since (we let him have some coffee, but that’s it). He is the former marketing manager and graphic designer at Loopia, one of the largest web […]

Traffic lights as downtime alert

By the title, you would be forgiven for thinking that this is yet another “discarded marketing ideas” post. But it isn’t. The basic idea is this: When we get a new customer we will send them a miniature traffic light, around 10 cm (4 inches) high. This traffic light can be plugged into their LAN […]

Uptime vs. downtime

The media loves bad news. It’s a sad but true fact of life. For example: Server administrators love the word “uptime”. Most normal people love uptime, because it means that things are working the way they should. Uptime is a positive word. “Downtime,” however, most server administrators really hate. The shit has hit the proverbial […]