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ThousandEyes: the internet’s X-ray machine

An image of security icons for a network encircling a digital blue earth.


It’s the early 2010s, and Mohit Lad and Ricardo Oliviera are working nicely into the night, creating their web monitoring software program ThousandEyes of their startup’s first workplace in San Francisco. The town is power acutely aware sufficiently that the lights within the construction will go off at 6 pm on the dot, and it takes a cellphone name and a passcode to get issues again up and operating. Oliviera has had sufficient of this and has written a script utilizing Twilio, which gives APIs to automate cellphone calls.

This works for per week, till the lights flip off of their very own accord once more. After frantically debugging the script in the hours of darkness, the founders noticed that their script is tremendous. The issue is that Twilio is hosted on an Amazon Net Companies (AWS) knowledge middle on the opposite aspect of the nation, which has been introduced down as a result of a storm.