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When is the right time to upgrade your ADC?

“Timing is everything,” is a phrase that applies to a lot of things in life, and it’s certainly pertinent when making IT purchasing decisions for your business. If you invest too soon in a technology platform, you might miss out on upcoming innovations that could save money or greatly improve performance. Wait too long, and poor performance on the existing system could reduce employee productivity or repel customers, resulting in inefficient operations and lost sales. It’s not easy to determine exactly the right time for IT upgrades.

4 Ways an ADC Helps Your Business Grow Cost-Effectively

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.

How to prepare for a traffic surge and make the most of it

Increased traffic on your website is a good sign that your business is doing well. It indicates that you’re getting more visitors and potential new customers to your site, selling more products or services and generating better engagement with your brand and business. But sometimes your site can experience a spike in traffic that will overload your web server, and even bring down your site, if you’re not prepared.

Snapt has just published a helpful e-book on “How to Survive a Traffic Surge” that explains how surges are caused, the consequences for your business and the solutions for protecting your website.

Top 3 Benefits of Software Load Balancers for Fast-Growing Companies

Whether you’re a small startup, SME or large enterprise, if you’re a high-growth company you have aggressive targets to outpace the market. Your investors, employees and customers expect your business to sustain rapid revenue growth, and nothing should get in the way of that. To keep up the pace, your IT systems must be agile. When it comes to the critical task of load balancing that keeps your website and backend systems up and running, a software-based solution is the best way to ensure IT agility to support your business growth.

How to Boost Revenue with a Web Accelerator

There is a familiar saying that “time is money,” and in the online realm of digital commerce it couldn’t be more true. That’s because there is a direct relationship between website performance and revenue. That is, the time it takes to load web pages has an immediate impact on a company’s turnover.

The world’s largest online companies have documented how slow website performance results in lost revenues. But this is an issue that affects businesses of all sizes with an online presence. Even highly optimized sites have room to improve. Here we explain how web performance affects the bottom line and offer tips for using web acceleration to speed up poorly performing websites.

The Top 5 Tips For A Successful VAR And Vendor Relationship

Building a strong reseller offering is not easy in today's market. Competition is fierce in the software channel environment, and as a result, revenue targets and margins are coming under pressure. End customers are looking for ways to drive down TCOs while extracting more and more value from their VAR partners. The result of this environment is that progressive VARs are continuously on the hunt for ways of providing value to their customer base. Through doing so, the vendor needs to assist in creating opportunities for the VAR to be able to provide additional value offerings over and above the underlying products. This can be a great - and profitable - differentiating factor!

What to look for in a Next-Gen Software Load Balancer

Your company is growing, and that’s great, but network performance is suffering under the additional load. You’re hearing from the higher-ups that downtime numbers are unacceptable, and site load speed is costing you customers. The pressure is on to take control of these performance issues and implement a cost-effective load balancing solution that will scale with your company’s needs.

Staying Agile: The Importance of Flexibility in Your ADC

First-generation application delivery controllers (ADCs) hit the market in the early 2000s. Since then, we’ve seen the mass adoption of smartphones, a more than 82 percent increase in worldwide internet use, and the morphing of consumers into highly engaged users who demand applications that are feature-rich, fast, and flawless.

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