Steve FoxKeith Hudgins

Monitoring AJAX Applications

Four Tips for Optimal Performance

Date: This event took place live on January 23 2014

Presented by: Steve Fox, Keith Hudgins

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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With much of the processing in modern AJAX-based applications taking place within the browser itself, in the cloud, or through calls to third party services, traditional data center-based monitoring solutions have significant blind spots. Because this activity frequently does not generate calls back to the organization's network, it becomes necessary to also monitor activity at the edge, from within the browser itself, to obtain a complete picture of application performance.

Join us for a live webcast led by Dell web performance expert Steve Fox, and DevOps/Cloud expert Keith Hudgins. You'll see why common web monitoring practices fall short of pinpointing key issues, and learn effective alternatives to ensure your current monitoring is adequate.

Register today to discover:

  • Why you should treat AJAX performance differently than other web monitoring initiatives
  • How monitoring approaches must adapt to adequately meet the challenges presented by DevOps and Cloud
  • Four technical tips for getting a true handle on web and mobile application performance

About Steve Fox

Steve is Product Manager for Dell Foglight. His responsibilities at Dell are identifying key customer requirements and direction for Foglight, with specific focus on end user monitoring, mobile, and analytics. Steve has more than 20 years of industry experience across aerospace, telecommunications, search, natural language, and intelligent monitoring technology spaces, holding positions as a software engineer, system consultant, entrepreneur, and product manager. Steve holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.

About Keith Hudgins

Keith is a Senior Cloud Architect and DevOps strategist for Dell Software. He has extensive expertise working with CloudStack, OpenStack, Eucalyptus, and public cloud command and control deployments, and delivers services and consulting on how to get key applications automated and reliable in a cloud environment. Keith has more than 15 years of hand-on IT experience, including a recent, year-long stint in Seoul with Korea Telecom (KT), where he architected and implemented a scalable IaaS cloud computing system that has made KT the leader in cloud computing in Asia. In his spare time, Keith is creative director for a live action roleplaying game, where he is learning (the hard way) how to manage a team of 50+ headstrong, willful, amazingly creative people.