However, Constellix Sonar is taking RUM to the next level by making easier to gather data about end users’ experiences. The Constellix traffic management solution is currently in beta, but is already making waves. Currently available to DNS Made Easy members for free, users are already reporting great success through the use of Sonar monitoring and GeoDNS management.
“We’ve entered a new era of monitoring that is forcing system administrators to shift from reacting to problems to anticipating them. Real-User Monitoring is a first of its kind solution that helps administrators to quickly pinpoint issues in their network that they will be able to fix in the Constellix DNS platform,” says President of Constellix Steven Job.
RUM allows users to track the performance of their domains using actual user metrics such as:
– Page load times
– Content performance
– Connection provider (only offered by Constellix)
“Users aren’t surfing the Internet at data centers, but that’s been the industry norm for years. System administrators have based their DNS on the monitoring results of these highly connected monitoring nodes hosted at top tier data facilities,”
says Job who’s referring to the previous method of monitoring page load times from the perspective of local data centers.
“This doesn’t capture true end-user metrics which includes dozens of other factors that could lead to latency or network issues.”
RUM seeks to mitigate the issues brought on by this shotgun-style of monitoring, and troubleshoot based on individual client data such as what kind of device they’re using, or browser.
Constellix is a subsidiary of Tiggee LLC, the creators of DNS Made Easy, and the world leader in providing global IP Anycast enterprise DNS services. Constellix is the only traffic management solution built for the cloud that combines DNS management with monitoring solutions. Constellix DNS is the most powerful and precise DNS query management platform, fully integrated with the Sonar monitoring platform. Users can quickly change routing configurations based on the analysis from Sonar alerts. Constellix Sonar has integrated tools that offer a range of advanced monitoring features including performance optimization, troubleshooting, real-time logging, and alert management built for teams.