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You may have heard the term ‘load balancing’ without really understanding what it is and why it is important for your business. Load balancing is a process through which communications activity is evenly distributed across a network, so that no single server is overwhelmed. In this article, you will learn four reasons why you should be thinking about load balancing. 1.    Your users expect reliable service Whether you are running a website or a web app, you want to make sure it...

Cloud computing is transforming the way business is conducted around the world. Easily accessible, fast and always on, the cloud is leveling the playing field for small businesses in a wide range of industries. If you're thinking of implementing cloud-based software and technologies within your organization, there are seven very clear reasons why doing so makes sound business sense. 1. Quicker and Cheaper Software Updates Using a software package on your own physical servers could mean paying for individual upgrades as they...

Updated some styling and imagery to be in line with the new Snapt branding.Fixed some wrong button sizes in the UI.Fixed an issue with some VMs not getting all system patches.Simplified installation and licensing process....

Page latency is a huge consideration when running an online property that generates revenue for your business. Based on our analysis of 10,000+ mobile web domains, we found that most mobile sites don’t meet this bar: The average load time for mobile sites is 19 seconds over 3G connections.1 That’s about as long as it takes to sing the entire alphabet song!2Slow loading sites frustrate users and negatively impact publishers. In our new study, “The Need for Mobile Speed”, we found...

The delivery of timely information while internet systems deal with high levels of traffic remains a priority for businesses across sectors and industries. Users demand fast access to digital information sources, quickly becoming impatient when unable to connect to an online source. Hardware load balancers used to be the main source of ensuring rapid access to data during periods of stressful traffic. Software load balancers now compete with hardware versions, providing greater flexibility, scalability and cost efficiency without sacrificing too...

Having a web presence today is crucial. After all, there are currently more than 290 million internet users today across the U.S., and the web is the place where most consumers go when they are looking to make purchasing decisions.Many businesses have realized the importance of having an online footprint. After all, there are currently more than 1 billion sites on the web. However, while the huge number of websites is encouraging and convenient for customers, that proliferation can pose...

Amazon Web Services is a popular option for application hosting, but it's not necessarily the best choice for your needs. Once you understand exactly what you get out of Amazon's Elastic Load Balancing, you can make an informed decision on whether you need to go beyond the functionality offered by this service. Amazon ELB AWS' ELB routes your traffic to Amazon EC2 instances as it comes in from your application. You have two types of load balancing you can use with this...

Not everyone runs multiple servers, so not everyone needs a load balancer. However, if you have multiple servers, you either have a load balancer or you need one - or maybe two. Here's an update on what you need to know about managing your servers with load balancers. What Is a Load Balancer? The need for load balancing became critical when the internet began to gain ground as a business and then as a personal tool. Companies that were active online found...

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