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Performance Tracking  > 2011 Hurricane Season

WebSitePulse 2011 Hurricane Season Web Performance Report Summary


Before we start preparing for the busy Holiday season, it is time to take a look at the data from our Hurricane Season Web Performance Report which took place from August 10th to October 31, 2011. This report is part of our Company contribution to the online community and that is why during this period we monitored 24/7 the performance of some of the key websites which provide real-time forecasts, emergency information and details as well as donation opportunities in times of natural or man-caused disasters.

Below you can find a summary of all the data gathered during the monitoring of the most visited hurricane and disaster-related websites. We have displayed the results based on the most common performance criteria - response time and availability. More detailed and in-depth information is also available in our system for future reference.

So, here's what caught our attention when we reviewed the data from this year's Hurricane report:

  • None of the monitored sites managed to hit the 100% uptime mark
  • Despite the above fact, the average uptime of all of the sites is over the 99.9%
  • The fastest average response time is 0.320 seconds thus improving on last year's high of 0.389 seconds.
The summarized numbers and averages for the entire monitoring period are shown in the tables below:

Average Response times for the whole period
#TargetTrumbull, CTSan Francisco, CAChicago, ILAvg. resp. time
1nhc.noaa.gov0.2860.4130.2610.320
2floridadisaster.org0.2550.6540.7650.558
3weather.com0.4200.8730.4940.596
4salvationarmy.org0.8501.1921.0791.040
5redcross.org1.9792.2071.9602.049

Average Uptime for the whole period
#TargetTrumbull, CTSan Francisco, CAChicago, ILAvg. uptime
1nhc.noaa.gov100.000%100.000%99.998%99.999%
2salvationarmy.org99.990%99.993%99.989%99.991%
3weather.com99.986%99.990%99.979%99.985%
4redcross.org99.902%99.941%99.901%99.915%
5floridadisaster.org99.701%99.707%99.701%99.703%

Best regards, and takeITeasy™ with WebSitePulse™

Iavor Marinoff, CEO

Report Methodology:
WebSitePulse Performance Reports measure Uptime and Response Time as the most important metrics for the availability and the reliability of any web-based operation. Performance measurement took place daily, every 15 minutes during the entire Hurricane season, between the hours of 6AM and 3AM EST. The WebSitePulse website monitoring service was used to collect data and to create the reports.
The simultaneous monitoring is performed from 3 US locations of the WebSitePulse monitoring network: Trumbull, CT, San Francisco, CA and Chicago, IL. In case of a detected malfunction or unavailability, the system performs automated error verification from 3 independent resources and only after the above procedure is performed and has returned consistent results, the detected error is confirmed, recorded, and included in the daily performance reports. In these cases, an advanced WebSitePulse exclusive feature comes into play - Forced Monitoring - which automatically switches to a 3 minute - monitoring interval for increased accuracy.

About WebSitePulse:
WebSitePulse is a leading provider of global, independent, and objective availability and performance monitoring of web sites, servers, network components, web applications, e-business- and email round-trip transactions.

Contact:
For more information about this report please contact:
George T., CTO
phone: 1-407-380-1600
email:


Reproduction:
WebSitePulse launched the Performance and Uptime Reports program to keep the general public and the Internet community informed about the performance of specific websites and the challenges their webmasters, owners and operators are facing on a daily basis, especially when the web traffic intensifies due to some special events through the year. Some of the most popular web destinations, related to each particular event, are selected for the purpose of the Reports, and data from their performance measurements is made available on the WebSitePulse public website.

With the intention to broadly disseminate this information for the benefit of the Internet community, we encourage the use of this information without prior approval and under the following Terms and Conditions:
  • WebSitePulse should be referred as the "Source" of the information;
  • WebSitePulse should be acknowledged as the owner of the copyrights of the information in the Reports;
  • The texts of the Reports could be changed or altered to better suit the needs and the style of the publisher without prior notice to WebSitePulse. However, the integrity and the meaning of the information should be preserved;

The Data from the performance measurements cannot be changed or manipulated and should be used "as is".



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