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Performance Tracking  > 2012 Hurricane Season

WebSitePulse 2012 Hurricane Season Web Performance Report Summary


Right before the start of the much-awaited Holiday season, it’s time to sum up the results from the Hurricane Season Web Performance Report for 2012. This year we decided to extend the monitoring period in order to make sure that the main websites,which provide real-time forecasts, emergency information and details as well as donation opportunities in times of natural or man-caused disasters are up and running to serve their purpose when Sandy made landfall. During this time WebSitePulse provided uninterrupted monitoring and alerts to the key websites as part of our Company contribution program.


Below you can find a summary of all the data gathered during the period between August 1st - November 18th, 2012 for 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.


Here are the highlights this year:


  • no outages were detected during the most stressful times;
  • the average uptime for the whole group is 99.84%;
  • the average response time for the group is 0.75 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.gov0.2840.3560.2560.298
2weather.com0.3070.7080.7340.583
3redcross.org0.5550.7440.8100.703
4floridadisaster.org0.6571.2051.3241.062
5salvationarmy.org0.8641.3121.0991.092

Average Uptime for the whole period
#TargetTrumbull, CTSan Francisco, CAChicago, ILAvg. uptime
1nhc.noaa.gov99.998%100.000%99.998%99.999%
2redcross.org99.990%99.995%99.998%99.994%
3weather.com99.994%99.989%99.992%99.992%
4salvationarmy.org99.957%99.952%99.974%99.961%
5floridadisaster.org99.257%99.260%99.259%99.258%

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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