SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: PagerDuty Blog, Michael Jannery, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

Monitis: OMREX Reveals Website Activity of Popular Retailers During Holiday Shopping Season

Monitis, the Monitoring specialist, announced today the results of its Holiday Shopping 2013 OMREX (Online Monitis Retailer Excellence review). The OMREX, created by Monitis using its cloud-based monitoring technology, had been set up to take a look at the website performance of some of the world’s leading retailers from the users’ perspective during the 2013 holiday shopping season.

Monitis set up uptime and full page load monitors with a focus on potentially highly active shopping time frames such as the two weekends before Christmas and December 26. The results were surprising:

  • Three of the four top performing online shops in terms of average response time are based in the United Kingdom.
  • US retailers are top notch in regards to full page load. Three of the best four are headquartered in the United States.
  • Websites of traditional retailers tend to outperform Amazon, the “mother of all online shops”, on average response time and full page load.
  • Brazil is the country with the longest wait in reference to average response time. However, the full page load values are an entirely different story: Mercado Livre is among the four best performing retailers in that respect.
  • Websites for German retailers had the most failures. Three of the four online shops with the most failures are located in Germany.
  • Amazon.com and Target.com.au are the only two retailers with no failures at all throughout the entire review.

Satisfying Results For All Retailers

“All stats aside each retailer’s website came in with a decent performance,” comments Mikayel Vardanyan, Director of Operations at Monitis. “All of the retailers we checked on had uptime values of nearly 100% and all but one were below the critical threshold of 500 MS in terms of average response time.”

As users tend to have high expectations when it comes to online shopping, it is important for shop owners to prepare for sudden spikes in web traffic. Online shoppers tend to click away when they cannot complete their transaction and use a competing offering instead – and that means lost revenue which is neither desirable nor favorable. The tool set to prevent that from happening should include continuous uptime monitoring, a traffic analysis, and regular load testing.

Uptime and Full Page Monitoring

Uptime monitoring checks the availability and response time of websites, applications, cloud and hosted services. In case of outages or poor performance, system administrators can be alerted immediately to take appropriate steps.

Full page load monitoring tracks the loading times of a website from beginning to end; it also shows how long a user has to wait before the entire website is being downloaded to their computer.

About Monitis

Monitis offers cloud-based monitoring systems, which can be configured within minutes. Over 150,000 users in 150 countries rely on Monitis to monitor the functionality of more than 300,000 websites, servers and applications. Aside from the premium service, Monitis offers Monitor.Us, a free entry package for monitoring.

Monitis was founded in 2006 and joined the GFI Software family in 2011. As of 2013, Monitis is a TeamViewer company. TeamViewer also belongs to the GFI Software group. Monitis maintains offices in Armenia, USA, and Germany.

Additional information is available at:
www.monitis.com
www.monitor.us

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Want to enable self-service provisioning of application environments in minutes that mirror production? Can you automatically provide rich data with code-level detail back to the developers when issues occur in production? In his session at DevOps Summit, David Tesar, Microsoft Technical Evangelist on Microsoft Azure and DevOps, will discuss how to accomplish this and more utilizing technologies such as Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio online, and Application Insights in this demo-heavy session.
Entuity®, a provider of enterprise-class network management solutions, today announced that it solidifies its position as a market leader through global enterprise customer acquisitions and a refined channel strategy. In 2014, Entuity increased new license revenues in EMEA by over 75 percent, and LATAM by over 125 percent as customers embraced Entuity for its highly automated solution and unified architecture. Entuity’s refined channel strategy focuses on even deeper strategic alignment with ke...
We are all here because we are sold on the transformative promise of The Cloud. But what good is all of this ephemeral, on-demand infrastructure if your usage doesn't actually improve the agility and speed of your business? How must Operations adapt in order to avoid stifling your Cloud initiative? In his session at DevOps Summit, Damon Edwards, co-founder and managing partner of the DTO Solutions, will highlight the successful organizational, process, and tooling patterns of high-performing c...
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's large...
Cloud Expo 2014 TV commercials will feature @ThingsExpo, which was launched in June, 2014 at New York City's Javits Center as the largest 'Internet of Things' event in the world.
“We help people build clusters, in the classical sense of the cluster. We help people put a full stack on top of every single one of those machines. We do the full bare metal install," explained Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"People are a lot more knowledgeable about APIs now. There are two types of people who work with APIs - IT people who want to use APIs for something internal and the product managers who want to do something outside APIs for people to connect to them," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, John Meza, Product Engineer at Esri, showed how Esri products hook into Hadoop cluster to allow you to do spatial analysis on the spatial data within your cluster, and he demonstrated rendering from a data center with ArcGIS Pro, a new product that has a brand new rendering engine.
"Blue Box has been around for 10-11 years, and last year we launched Blue Box Cloud. We like the term 'Private Cloud as a Service' because we think that embodies what we are launching as a product - it's a managed hosted private cloud," explained Giles Frith, Vice President of Customer Operations at Blue Box, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin,...
“We are strong believers in the DevOps movement and our staff has been doing DevOps for large enterprise environments for a number of years. The solution that we build is intended to allow DevOps teams to do security at the speed of DevOps," explained Justin Lundy, Founder & CTO of Evident.io, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Media announced that Splunk, a provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, has launched an ad campaign on Big Data Journal. Splunk software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. The ads focus on delivering ROI - how improved uptime delivered $6M in annual ROI, improving customer operations by minin...
The move in recent years to cloud computing services and architectures has added significant pace to the application development and deployment environment. When enterprise IT can spin up large computing instances in just minutes, developers can also design and deploy in small time frames that were unimaginable a few years ago. The consequent move toward lean, agile, and fast development leads to the need for the development and operations sides to work very closely together. Thus, DevOps become...
Puppet Labs on Wednesday released the DevOps Salary Report, based on salary data gathered from Puppet Labs' industry-recognized State of DevOps Report. The data confirms that market demand for DevOps skills is growing, and that DevOps engineers are among the highest paid IT practitioners today. That's because IT organizations today are grappling with how to be more agile and responsive to the business, while maintaining the stability of their infrastructure. DevOps practices, such as continuous ...
AppDynamics, the application intelligence leader for software-defined businesses, announced the general availability of the AppDynamics Fall '14 Release. Serving the combined needs of IT and business teams across the enterprise, the latest release provides a comprehensive view across all aspects of digital performance in ultra large scale deployments. AppDynamics delivers Application Intelligence by building out advanced capabilities across the key areas of analytics, unified monitoring and D...