Posted by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Review: Gomez Active Streaming XF

Gomez’s first foray into large-object and streaming-delivery testing for CDNs seems to be a good initial launch.

Streaming Media Global
by Tim Siglin
December 11, 2008
Gomez Active Streaming XF solution solves a niche need that was previously available from only dedicated streaming monitoring solutions and leverages the fact that Gomez has long been considered a leader in the website-performance-monitoring game. It needs refinement, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Price: Subscription fee starts at $2,000 per month

Reviewing a reporting system is somewhat akin to herding cats, as it requires you to describe a system that changes multiple times each second. However, while this may be difficult, it is also necessary given the growth of streaming on the web and the desire to continually improve delivery of streaming content.

There are other streaming measurement systems on the market, but Gomez’s entry is noteworthy for the massive groundswell the company has in web application measurement. Gomez performs more than 4 billion measurements per year and uses more than 40,000 “internet experience measurement points” to test various static and dynamic pieces of content as part of what the company calls its ExperienceFirst (XF) Network.


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