Some applications require such a level of performance that making decisions based on synthetic monitoring is not good enough. Decisions need to be made based on the true data from the end-user.
RUM captures significantly more data by collecting data based on the end users session. By collecting the speed that resources are downloaded as well as the location and the and ISP (the AS network) we are given much more data compared to traditional monitoring solutions. With this higher amounts of data, you can make better decisions to direct your users to the best performing server / cloud provider / CDN.
Constellix has hundreds of measurements and data points already that are creating over 150 billion data points daily. If your site is not getting enough hits you can use the metrics we've gathered from our RUM Community — the combined RUM metrics of all of our clients that have the RUM Beacon installed on their websites — to inform Traffic Steering decisions for your website.
Our community data lets you tap into new markets where you might not have any data yet. Or get you up and running with our Traffic Steering service, while you wait for your own dataset to grow.