Snapt Blog

6 MINUTES

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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2 MINUTES

Snapt Welcomes Jason Oehley as VP of Channel & Alliances  EMEA

by Bethany Hill on News • October 12, 2021
Snapt is proud to announce that Jason Oehley has joined the Snapt team as VP of Channel and Alliances for the EMEA region. Jason is a technology strategist passionate about developing sustainable business models and leading teams to success.
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7 MINUTES

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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7 MINUTES

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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6 MINUTES

How To Justify Infrastructure Replacement To Your Manager

by Mark Trent on Business • September 29, 2021
Upgrading an organization’s tech infrastructure can be a tricky affair. On the one hand, there are technical people who are eager to work with upgraded technology, and who can easily see the technical benefits of new infrastructure and software in helping their organization achieve its objectives. On the other hand, you have business executives who have to balance massively complex budgets and keep a company profitable, and who might struggle to see how the cost of an infrastructure upgrade is justified. 
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6 MINUTES

The Role of ICT and the Tech Sector in Sustainability

by Iwan Price-Evans on Cloud • September 21, 2021
With climate change and resource shortages increasingly dangerous problems for our planet and society, it's important that we continue to increase efforts to live and work more sustainably. One of the key opportunities we have comes in the form of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) which are at the forefront of our technological innovation. The tech sector can play an important role in driving sustainability by enabling lower energy and resource use.
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4 MINUTES

Eliminate The Human Factor In Application Security

by Dave Blakey on Security • September 16, 2021
When it comes to online security, businesses make a lot of effort to ensure they have the right tools, firewalls, and settings in place to protect their applications from the dangerous threat of hackers, viruses, and DDoS attacks. However, the biggest security risk that is often not explored enough is the human factor.
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6 MINUTES

Best Practices for Edge Security

by Craig Risi on Security • September 7, 2021
In the corporate tech fight against security threats, there is perhaps no struggle more difficult than dealing with Edge Security. While companies can put in extensive security protocols and systems to protect much of their data, applications, and core data centers or cloud servers, monitoring the security of an entire organization and the people working for it is incredibly difficult.  
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8 MINUTES

Does your application infrastructure provide positive ROI?

by Mark Trent on Performance • September 1, 2021
With computing technology constantly evolving, many companies stuck with aging systems need to revisit their current setups and possibly replace them with modern ones that are compatible with the cloud-centric microservices of today. And while keeping up to date with the latest software trends seems like an obvious choice for a technically minded person, the truth is that for many large companies where software is not their primary concern, having to upgrade or replace existing systems is incredibly expensive.
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