We put together a fun infographic to compare using the debugger vs. a profiler for troubleshooting slow page loads in ASP.NET apps. This coincides with our recent release of LeanSentry’s slow operation tracking, which provides an lighter (and more informative) alternative to either. Here it is: What do you use currently? Do you agree with … [Read more…]
If you could double your IIS/ASP.NET application performance by making just a few small tweaks, would you do it? Here are 3 high CPU problems for ASP.NET applications, that also happen to be easy to find and fix.
How do you know if your website is running slowly? Using the common metric of Average Response Time turns out to be a terrible idea.
These are the reasons why, and how we resolved this problem for LeanSentry …
Its been a few months since the release of LeanServer ScaleUP, a high-performance upload engine for ASP.NET and other IIS 7.0 applications on the Windows Server 2008 platform. One of the things that has been interesting is how many people have trouble with uploads – and how varied their challenges really are. While we initially … [Read more…]
Uploads have always historically been a major pain point for web applications, due to poor performance, spotty reliability, and framework-specific limitations. As more and more websites rely on social networking, user generated content, and in general storing data in the cloud, the ability to support reliable and scalable uploads is rapidly becoming more critical than … [Read more…]
Server power consumption is rapidly becoming a hot topic in the IT industry. For many data centers, the cost of powering servers has become a top budget item. In fact, in 2008, the average cost of power used by a server exceeded its purchase price (1). Nationally, the EPA estimated data center electricity consumption to … [Read more…]
This month, TechNet Magazine published my article about the top IIS 7.0 features you can use to unlock the performance potential of your web server. You can read it at Top 10 Performance Improvements in IIS 7.0. IIS 7.0 improves on the already solid performance of its predecessor in quite a few places. However, this … [Read more…]
Among IT circles, IIS 7.0’s modularity is definitely one of its most welcomed traits. It promises a significantly reduced surface area, lightweight management overhead, and better performance. Or, in other words, you can use IIS 7.0 build lean web servers. Ever wonder how far you can go with modularizing IIS 7.0? Actually, you can go … [Read more…]
Download: wcat.doc The NT Performance team just publically released the latest version of WCAT (Web Capacity Analysis Tool), the web performance test tool that the IIS team and NT Performance team use to conduct internal performance and scalability testing of IIS and ASP.NET. ****************************** UPDATE 1/24/2008: Updated WCAT 6.3 build is available that fixes the “NULL … [Read more…]