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5 Steps to Keep APIs from Sabotaging Performance

Posted by Paola Moretto on Apr 11, 2018 10:39:41 AM

Many of the applications we all use every day leverage a number of 3rd party solutions via application programming interfaces, or, as they’re more commonly known, APIs. The steady transition from monolithic application architectures to distributed microservices has played a big role in the explosion of APIs. Once relegated to back-office processing, today API calls are mission-critical, enabling development teams to truly focus on the core differentiation for their application while leveraging state-of-the-art external services for everything else. The API economy is alive and well. And with the explosive growth of API usage, it has now become essential to ensure your API performance is up to snuff.

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Topics: Technology, DevOps

The CPU Catastrophe: How the World Lost 30% of Performance in One Day 

Posted by Paola Moretto on Jan 25, 2018 5:03:55 PM

Cloud Performance Hit of Meltdown and How to Address it in Five (Easy) Steps

2018 has started with a bang. Just a few days into the new year, the entire tech industry worldwide was hit by the news of widespread security vulnerabilities – appropriately named Meltdown and Spectre – and the related patches that had to be deployed to mitigate the vulnerabilities.

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Topics: Technology

Nouvola Achieves APN Advanced Technology Partner Status with AWS

Posted by Nouvola on Jan 19, 2018 10:46:38 AM

Nouvola today announced that it has become an Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN).  The Advanced designation is the highest level an APN Technology Partner can achieve, and it underscores Nouvola's ongoing commitment to serving AWS customers by providing proactive performance and load testing for their web, mobile, and API applications.

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Topics: Technology, DevOps

Five Signs You Need to Change Your Testing Tool

Posted by Paola Moretto on Apr 20, 2017 12:06:07 PM

Software testing is a very complex exercise, and a lot depends on the specific situation and on the application being tested.  It’s an art more than a science, and usually comprises of a variety of areas, including functional testing, compatibility testing, performance testing, regression testing, unit testing, etc.

But in general, there are high level assessments you can do to see whether your testing tool is holding you back rather than propelling you forward. The following are a few tell-tale warning signs that it’s time to start evaluating other testing solutions.


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Topics: Technology

4 reasons why legacy solutions hinder the enterprise future

Posted by Paola Rossaro on Jan 19, 2017 5:25:28 PM

Did you know that 52% of the Fortune 500 companies have disappeared in the past 15 years? Why? Life expectancy for the enterprise is getting shorter. In 1955 the average life expectancy was 75 years. In 2015 is 15 years.  Why these changes? Because the world has evolved and transformation happens at a much faster speed than 50 years ago or even 20 years ago. And if enterprises don’t adapt, they simply vanish. 

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Topics: Technology, DevOps

Create and analyze your end-to-end transactions page by page (or anyway you like)

Posted by Paola Rossaro on Oct 12, 2016 2:17:26 PM
In many cases, individual response time (per http request) and average response time across all the http requests are not very meaningful.

What is really impactful to the user experience is the transaction time. 

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Topics: Product, Technology

3 Reasons You Should Visit Nouvola at Velocity NY 2016

Posted by Marketing Nouvola on Sep 16, 2016 1:04:03 PM

Velocity NY is coming up on Sept 19-21! The theme for this year Velocity conference in NY is "Building Resilient Systems at Scale". Since 2008, Velocity has brought together talented people from diverse backgrounds who are doing amazing things in web performance, web ops, and DevOps.

This year, Nouvola is excited to have a booth at the conference, network with attendees and add knowledge on how to achieve fast, reliable and scalable software. Still on the fence about attending Velocity? Here are our top 3 reasons on why every DevOps and webperf enthusiast should attend Velocity and visit the Nouvola booth.

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Topics: Marketing, Technology, Events

DevOps leaders congregate at IC3

Posted by Marketing Nouvola on Sep 14, 2016 1:39:38 PM

Join Nouvola, AWS, Microsoft, Google, HPE, VMWare and Chef at the  (IC3) Sep 27 in Seattle. Now in its 3rd year, IC3 continues to be the place to learn how DevOps and cloud computing have changed enterprise IT for developers, IT managers and their organizations. IC3 is for enterprise IT executives, software developers and their staffs who want to accelerate adoption of cloud and DevOps.

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Topics: Technology, DevOps, Events

A quick recap of Velocity SC 2016

Posted by Paola Moretto on Jul 12, 2016 2:43:44 PM

One of my favorite events in the tech industry is the O’Reilly-organized Velocity Conference in Santa Clara. Covering all things Web Perf and DevOps, Velocity is definitely a must-attend event for all serious web performance professionals.

It was great to be there with the Nouvola team, we were really excited to have a booth and to showcase our newest technology, client performance testing. With client performance testing, one has the ability to test real browser experiences and gather browser performance metrics on a global scale, as well as emulate different network conditions.  Our client performance testing offering is a great complement to our best-of-breed mobile, web and API performance testing, and we are extremely excited about the incredibly positive feedback we received.

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Topics: Technology

2016 predictions about DevOps, Mobile, APM and IoT

Posted by Paola Moretto on Feb 5, 2016 5:25:45 PM

The tech world is changing at lightspeed and everybody is wondering what will matter most in 2016 in tech. In this post, Nouvola CEO Paola Moretto shares her views on some of the key trends to watch for in web performance, DevOps, performance testing solutions and IoT this year.

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Topics: Technology

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