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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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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

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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How secure are your web servers?

by Grant Duke on Performance • February 27, 2020
Picture this: you have just completed a brand new installation of a server (Windows Server, Ubuntu, etc.) where you are going to deploy your organization's web portal. You need to ensure this service stays online and protected from bad actors.
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5 Key Metrics For Improving Application Performance

by Iwan Price-Evans on DevOps • February 25, 2020
The rise of DevOps engineers has changed how IT teams monitor the health of their systems and networks. Rather than having a siloed organization with specialized staff managing specific pieces of equipment, a DevOps team comprises tech generalists who take a more holistic view of the system and prioritize application performance. They need a different set of metrics, along with notifications and alerts, to analyze how business-critical applications are performing. This blog highlights five key metrics for optimizing application performance. 
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5 Steps to Faster Website Performance

by Iwan Price-Evans on Performance • December 10, 2019
Everyone wants a faster website. But if you’ve already optimized your site and response times have plateaued, you might think that you’re out of options for further performance improvements. This blog explains the steps you can take to make your site even faster.
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How to Get the Most Out of Free ADC Trials

by Iwan Price-Evans on Tips and Tricks • November 19, 2019
Shopping around for an ADC solution is daunting. ADCs determine the availability, performance and security of your business-critical applications, so it’s understandably a weighty decision. While it helps that you can try out most ADC solutions before committing to purchase, it can be overwhelming to review and compare multiple trial results. To make this process easier, we’ve compiled a simple guide for evaluating ADC trials that will help you choose the right solution for your business and your IT team.
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Multi-Site Clouds Get Smart with GSLB

by Iwan Price-Evans on Performance • October 11, 2019
It’s increasingly common for online businesses to distribute web infrastructure across multiple data centers, or clouds, located in different regions and even in other countries. Rather than putting all their eggs in one cloud basket, deploying in multiple sites ensures web services stay up and running while also improving the performance of those services. Ever wonder how Amazon or Google can serve up requested content in mere seconds to users all over the globe? Part of the reason is that their infrastructure is globally distributed so that they can store and process content closer to where their customers are.
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4 Ways an ADC Helps Your Business Grow Cost-Effectively

by Iwan Price-Evans on Business • October 3, 2019
Most business leaders have faced a time in their careers when they were eager to grow their companies but were concerned about how they could afford it. That’s because the painful truth is that achieving growth often requires additional investment, whether that’s opening offices in new markets, hiring more employees, increasing marketing spend or ensuring IT systems have enough capacity to keep the business running smoothly at a higher level. It’s not easy to get the right balance of investment across the business to support growth.
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