Snapt Blog

9 MINUTES

Why Google Page Speed is important for your business

by Iwan Price-Evans on Performance • July 29, 2021
When it comes to websites, many designers focus on an attractive look and feel and a user experience that is easy to use and matches the brand expectations of the company. However, functionality is always the most vital aspect of any web design—and one area that should never be overlooked is the speed factor. You could argue that website performance is the most important factor because no matter how pretty or functional a web page is, if a user has to wait too long for all the elements to load, then they will probably take their browser elsewhere.
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4 MINUTES

Securing Gatsby with Snapt Aria or Nova ADC

by Craig Risi on Security • July 27, 2021
One of the beauties of the software development world is that it’s never static. Tools and technologies are always evolving, so developers are always learning and advancing their knowledge and techniques.  While this makes things incredibly exciting for developers, it also presents many risks, especially in understanding how each new tool, framework, and development language deals with security and ensuring that you as a development team are in a position to deal with this.
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3 MINUTES

Making Sense of Load Balancing

by Craig Risi on Load Balancing • July 22, 2021
We use a variety of tools and ADCs to balance the load of our software applications around the world. We have learned to rely on them immensely to ensure that our applications stay online and are able to scale and respond to changing needs. However, few people understand how load balancers work to ensure the availability of our critical applications and services.
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2 MINUTES

Announcing Nova Version 2, Coming Soon

by Dave Blakey on Product Updates • July 12, 2021
We are proud to announce that the much anticipated Nova Version 2 has an official release window.
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3 MINUTES

Use Snapt as the backbone for your IT Ops operation

by Craig Risi on DevOps • July 8, 2021
When it comes to current industry development trends, DevOps and DevSecOps are two of the big buzzwords that many organizations focus on. It shouldn’t be difficult to understand why, as both approaches to development allow teams to better understand what goes on with their software in production and bring them more in tune with the end user, leading to better software—at least in theory.
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5 MINUTES

Why Choose a Multi-Cloud Strategy?

by Craig Risi on Multi-Cloud • July 1, 2021
To cloud or not to cloud? This question has been around for a while now, as the cloud has opened the door to many opportunities for companies. From not needing to maintain expensive servers to additional development infrastructure, better deployment, and scale, moving to the cloud has a lot to offer companies. However, the discussion for many enterprises is perhaps no longer about the need for or the importance of adopting a cloud strategy but about moving toward adopting a multi-cloud strategy.
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6 MINUTES

Why Scale and Not Traffic Complexity Is the Biggest Driver of Load Balancer Evolution

by Craig Risi on Application Delivery • June 28, 2021
Application delivery controllers (ADCs) have become critical components of the connected world. They enable the many millions of “connected worlds” to respond to all data and traffic in a high-performance manner. Why are ADCs so vital today, and how did they develop into the critical applications we see today?
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3 MINUTES

Using the Cloud to Enhance your Video Gaming Experience

by Craig Risi on Cloud • June 18, 2021
Promises of never-before-seen graphical fidelity were set to catapult the video game industry to new heights when the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles were released last year. It’s interesting to think that, regardless of how remarkable graphics might seem today, especially considering the improved rendering technologies being developed by all the different video game engines, gaming graphics will always eventually be constrained by the hardware. Inevitably, the graphics of the video gaming consoles that we see today will become obsolete as newer technology becomes available.
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4 MINUTES

CDN Outages and What They Mean For You

by Owen Valentine on Performance • June 15, 2021
On Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 at 09:47 UTC, Fastly's Content Delivery Network (CDN) went down. Sites affected included Reddit, eBay, Twitch, GOV.UK, Pinterest, and Vimeo. Some were affected in smaller ways - Twitter emojis were no longer visible, for example.
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