High Availability

Don’t Let Your Business Pay the Price of Downtime

If you're considering whether you can afford running more than one server for your business, you're likely to discover that you can't afford not to. Even with the additional operational expenses, you’ll be better off having redundant servers because redundancy minimizes downtime for your critical applications and reduces the costs incurred by outages, which can be huge. The price of downtime is always too high for any business.

Like it or not, IT downtime is a fact of life. Systems fail. Outages happen. The failure rate of cloud servers is roughly 2% annually, for example. The larger the installation, the more frequently outages will occur. The best way to deal with these inevitable worst-case scenarios is to be prepared and minimize the downtime as much as possible.

Multi-Site Clouds Get Smart with GSLB

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.

Understanding Denial of Service (DoS) and how Snapt helps

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?

CDNs vs ADCs: What are the differences?

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 the Snapt ADC, and we'll try to discuss the primary differences between a service like Cloudflare and one like Snapt.

What Everyone Should Know About Load Balancers

Not everyone runs multiple servers, so not everyone needs a load balancer. However, if you have multiple servers, you either have a load balancer or you need one - or maybe two. Here's an update on what you need to know about managing your servers with load balancers.

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