Articles : Ecosystem
8 MINUTES

How We Optimized HubSpot Website Performance and PageSpeed Score

by Iwan Price-Evans on Tips and Tricks • August 26, 2021

HubSpot is a great platform for sales and marketing teams. Unfortunately, the HubSpot CMS does little to help marketers and web developers to optimize their websites for a fast user experience, short page load times, and a good Google PageSpeed score. The CMS backend is relatively slow (with a server response time as high as 1.5 seconds), and exposes few native options for developers to improve on some of the biggest bottlenecks. We overcame the performance limitations of HubSpot's CMS backend and optimized our HubSpot website by using our own product – Snapt Aria ADC – to accelerate the HubSpot website with automatic caching, minifying, compression, rewriting, and SSL offloading. We also replaced most of the HubSpot template and style framework with Tailwind CSS. Altogether, we took our PageSpeed score from 20 to 95.

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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

Replace your Microsoft TMG with Snapt Aria

by Craig Risi on Snapt Aria • May 26, 2021

Companies facing the end of life of Microsoft’s Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) are at risk of losing one of their critical pillars of defense against vulnerabilities. With its powerful firewall and web cache solution, TMG has provided a good foundation for protecting many against external threats while also improving the application performance.

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4 MINUTES

Is ELB good enough for load balancing apps in AWS?

by Iwan Price-Evans on Load Balancing • May 26, 2020

If you’re running your applications in Amazon Web Services / EC2, you need some load balancing to make sure your web servers don’t get overloaded. Amazon offers Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) natively, but is it the best option for you? This blog explains the differences between Amazon ELB and Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). If you only need a basic load balancer to manage where to send and receive traffic within your AWS environment, then ELB might be enough. But if you’re running business-critical applications and you need to make sure they are always available, are running as fast as possible, are protected from attacks, and display real-time telemetry and performance data, then you might need additional functionality that ELB cannot provide. You might require a complete ADC like Snapt Aria, which provides a full-featured, high-performance software load balancer, web accelerator, WAF and GSLB.

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4 MINUTES

Best Practices for Load Balancing Docker Containers

by Iwan Price-Evans on Load Balancing • March 10, 2020

Containers are rapidly becoming the go-to software tool for application developers, and Docker is one of the most-loved container platforms according to the latest Stack Overflow developer survey. Docker simplifies software development so that developers can build applications that are lightweight, easily scalable and can run on any infrastructure. But when it comes to management and orchestration, the platform needs to be augmented with modern load balancing to ensure that business-critical applications are always up, fast and secure.

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3 MINUTES

How to Choose the Best ADC Load Balancer for Kubernetes

by Dave Blakey on DevOps • February 12, 2020

If you’re running your business applications in containers and managing those with Kubernetes, you’re probably aware of the limitations of traditional Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) and Load Balancers in this environment. Traditional load balancers simply do not have the scalability and agility needed for cloud native deployments. Whether you’re already up and running in containers or just getting started, this blog will tell you all you need to know for choosing the best load balancer for Kubernetes.

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How Intelligent Load Balancing Avoids Common RDP Pitfalls

by Iwan Price-Evans on Remote Desktop • October 21, 2019

Today’s workforce is increasingly mobile and remote, as many of us can now work effectively outside our traditional offices thanks to broadband connectivity, advances in networking technology and more capable mobile devices. Remote working not only increases employee productivity but also makes for happier employees who don’t have to contend with the stresses of commuting and can more easily balance work and life commitments. Companies that offer remote working are also more attractive to talented job seekers. But businesses need to be smart about how they support remote access to internal servers in order to minimize costs, prevent network downtime and provide secure connections.

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