Snapt Blog

4 MINUTES

How to publish an AWS AMI

by Tim Elston on Tips and Tricks • November 20, 2018
Snapt Aria was designed first and foremost for the cloud, and since it is a software-only solution our customers can access it through whichever platform they use in their environment. The Aria ADC includes load balancing, web accelerating, and web application firewall (WAF) for AWS and EC2.
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2 MINUTES

Installing Snapt on VMware: Your first install

by Jesse Pols on Tips and Tricks • November 8, 2018
It's extremely easy to get Snapt up and running on VMware. This guide will talk about ESXi installations, but Snapt can be run on any VMware platform.
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1 MINUTES

Getting VMware Ready Certified as a startup

by Grant Duke on Tips and Tricks • October 30, 2018
VMware is one of the world’s largest and utilized hypervisors and by becoming VMware Ready Certified, we continue to ensure that Snapt constantly performs to the highest performance levels available, and our customers have a seamless experience across any environment they choose.
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1 MINUTES

Testing your website's speed, security and SEO readiness

by Dave Blakey on Tips and Tricks • October 25, 2018
There are so many business reasons you need to worry about your websites speed, security and optimizations. To list a few:
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3 MINUTES

Understanding Denial of Service (DoS) and how Snapt helps

by Tim Elston on Tips and Tricks • October 21, 2018
Dave Blakey recently stated in another blog post (CDNs vs ADCs: What are the differences?) that “No on-premise ADC can truly prevent a DDoS attack!” and he’s exactly right, but what is a DDoS attack and how does it differ from a DoS attack?
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2 MINUTES

Exploring Snapt: editing groups

by Dave Blakey on Tips and Tricks • October 15, 2018
Exploring Snapt is a recurring series of Snapt blog posts that looks at highlighted features of the product. For more, please see the Exploring Snapt category. After using the Create a load balancer wizard, you may want to tweak certain settings within your group. We'll be using the HTTP wizard in this example.
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3 MINUTES

Web page load times: what you need to know

by Dave Blakey on Tips and Tricks • October 11, 2018
Snapt's Web Accelerator is in the business of making sure web pages load quickly. Your average user understands wanting a web page to load in 3 seconds and not 10 seconds; but not the impact of loading in 2.5 seconds vs 3.
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Exploring Snapt: monitoring HTTP replies

by Dave Blakey on Tips and Tricks • October 8, 2018
Exploring Snapt is a recurring series of Snapt blog posts that looks at highlighted features of the product. Snapt monitors all of the responses that go back to your clients, in great detail. We do this primarily to measure performance and prevent errors, but it can be extremely useful when debugging servers as well. We will highlight some of the nifty features and tips and tricks available for observing HTTP responses, performance metrics and more here.
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4 MINUTES

ADC vs CDN: What are the Differences?

by Dave Blakey on Tips and Tricks • September 30, 2018
Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) have many similarities and many differences. We are often asked about various CDNs and how they work with or compete with Snapt’s ADCs. Below we discuss the primary differences between a CDN like Cloudflare and an ADC like Snapt Aria or Snapt Nova. CDNs provide security in a distributed fashion and traffic optimization at the edge closer to clients. ADCs provide security, advanced visibility, monitoring, and load balancing capabilities in your data center infrastructure.   ADC CDN Location ADCs are located within your infrastructure and as close as possible to your servers.  CDNs are located outside your infrastructure and as close as possible to the end-user.  Load Balancing Fully featured and provides monitoring, full Layer 7, and support. Basic load balancing functions located outside your data center; is great for co-location load balancing.  Web Acceleration Rewrites, optimize, and caches page content. Rewrites and optimizes page content, and caches content much closer to the end-user. Security Provides SSL and WAF. Will protect during a DoS attack.  Provides full protection against DDoS attacks. Visibility In-depth and live monitoring of performance, stats, and metrics. Much less accurate due to Internet latency between CDN infrastructure and your data center. Redundancy Provides redundancy in your data center infrastructure.  None: CDNs cannot assist here as they are located outside your data center.
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