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Snapt saves retailers from losing sales during Black Friday

by Iwan Price-Evans on Press Releases • November 26, 2021

Tech innovator Snapt helps retailers stay online during the most important sales day of the year by ensuring that websites, applications, and services remain online, secure, and function as fast as possible. San Francisco, Cal. — With the most significant sales of the year happening right after Thanksgiving, Black Friday is the most critical day in the holiday shopping season for retailers. As retail businesses increasingly move focus to online sales, all parts of the sales process must function correctly during the year's biggest sales event—including online offerings. However, Black Fridays past have seen even large retailers like Costco, J.Crew, Walmart, and Lululemon experience issues with their online retail websites, unprepared to meet the surge of online traffic.

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Understanding Threat Intelligence Use Cases

by Dave Blakey on Security • November 24, 2021

We've spoken recently about threat intelligence and the role it plays in protecting organizations, platform infrastructure, data, and transactions from various cyber threats. However, it is important to understand the particular use cases, so you can apply threat intelligence to solve specific security challenges in your organization. 

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How To Develop A Great Web Strategy

by James Marx on Tips and Tricks • November 8, 2021

For your business to thrive, you need to have a web presence. Obviously. The strategy you use to achieve this will determine your success. Get it right, and you could expand your business significantly. Get it wrong, and you could be stuck with vendors, technologies, processes, and outcomes that don’t work for you.

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How To Add Observability To Your Application Pipeline

by Iwan Price-Evans on Snapt Nova • October 22, 2021

In this data-driven world, we capture data for just about everything in our software and hardware. User data, user behaviors, events, data flows, and the inner workings of our servers, virtual machines (VMs), and containers are all recorded. Applications expose ever more data to DevOps and IT teams, to help them make good decisions. However, all of this data is meaningless if users cannot access the data easily, make sense of it, and act on it. This is where observability comes in. 

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Hosted Edge vs Cloud: the battle for latency and security

by Iwan Price-Evans on Cloud • October 14, 2021

We talk a lot about the importance of cloud computing and moving infrastructure into the cloud for better performance and availability on a global scale. However, with expectations for application performance continuing to rise and people connecting in more remote places than ever, some businesses need to do more than simply maintain a cloud presence – they need to consider the benefit of setting up a hosted edge environment. A hosted edge can provide a massive reduction in latency, translating to a huge improvement to user experience, more conversions, more revenue, and better customer retention. However, the edge is often harder to secure than a core network, and more variable than the big public clouds. Can businesses enjoy the latency advantage of the edge with application security they can trust?

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How To Choose The Right Cloud Provider For You

by Craig Risi on Business • October 7, 2021

Many companies have realized that they need to embrace the cloud in some form or another. After all, the cloud offers greater availability across a global landscape as well as improved redundancy and performance regardless of where a user accesses sites, so it’s far easier to use cloud providers’ tools than to bear the burden and expense of managing servers around the globe.

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The Most Shocking Thing About Facebook Group's Outage

by Iwan Price-Evans on High Availability • October 5, 2021

What's the most shocking thing about Facebook Group's outage, which took Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp offline on October 4, 2021? The millions of missed messages? That it took around seven hours to identify and resolve the problem? The estimated $50 billion wiped off Facebook's value? No, the most shocking thing is that it took until now for this to happen.

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