Gomez Offers Real-World View of Web Site Performance

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2004-05-24 Print this article Print

The latest version of Gomez's GPN Web site monitoring and performance testing service is highly capable and easy to use, but the service could get expensive.

Load-testing tools can help Web site developers and managers get a good idea of how their sites will perform under virtually generated peak-traffic loads. But these tools arent as useful when a site goes live—then the IT staff needs to know how a site is performing for real, not with virtual users.

Click here to read the full review of Gomez GPN 5.0.

Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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