How to Monitor Cloud Services ... and Why it Matters

Presented by

Michael Patterson, Kentik Network Technologist

About this talk

In this webinar, we explain how—and why—tools like traceroute, when used as part of synthetic monitoring, provide deep insight into network problems such as SaaS or cloud application slowdowns. Founder and former CEO of Plixer, Michael Patterson, will demonstrate: * How to diagnose SaaS or cloud application slowdowns. * How to understand acceptable versus unacceptable performance. * How synthetic monitoring can be used to establish performance baselines and diagnose network issues.

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