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Web Accelerator (WA) – Snapt; Faster Than A Speeding Bullet!

Web Accelerator – The Brief

Snapt accelerator is a high end, powerful and easy to use HTTP and HTTPS content accelerator.

The accelerator works by placing it in front of your web servers caching the content that’s served to visitors. By utilising advanced caching and data compression techniques web accelerator reduces front end server load allowing web servers to handle more visitor traffic and reduce page load times by 50 – 80% and if your running eCommerce or other public accessible sites faster page loads equal better SEO page ranking in SERPS.

Who Needs Acceleration?

Thanks to the Snapt team for this great intro video on “Who Needs Acceleration” providing a quick and easy break down on how the accelerator works and the business benefits.

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Virtual Data Center – (vh) VDC Under The Hood

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Virtual Data Centers That Stand Out From The Crowd.

Virtual Data Centers; everyone seems to have one. Let’s take a look at what makes the (vh) VDC offering stand out from the crowd.

Everywhere you look lately providers are spruiking about Virtual Data Centers. Every man and his dog seem to be offering low cost self-service cloud stacks built on a range of solutions from commodity hardware and open source software to enterprise grade servers and commercial software and really there’s a Virtual Data Center solution for every budget depending on your requirements.

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Shellshock – BASH Exploit Security Update & Action

Security Update 6th October 2014

Shellshock – BASH Exploit detailed information.

Inside Shellshock

Wednesday 24th September and news of a new Linux vulnerability called SHELLSHOCK hits the internet, we wont be going into the finer details of the Exploit you can read an excellent writeup on the CloudFlare blog – ShallShock Inside Shellshock: How hackers are using it to exploit systems as Graham go’s into the finer details and how CloudFlare have pushed out a global fix to subscribers on their network.

All CloudFlare subscribers on all plans including FREE have been protected from the exploit.

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Load Balancers – Snapt; The Why & What For.

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Today’s blog is the start of 4 posts in this series for SNAPT; one of our tech vendors. Over the coming posts we’ll be looking at:

  • LB (Load Balancers)
  • WA (Web Accelerator)
  • WAF (Web Access Firewall) and
  • PC (Proxy Cache) services

These posts will also be followed up with how-to videos via our KB (Knowledge Base) showcasing how to set up and use the Snapt suit of products.

In this post we’ll be taking a high-level look specifically at the Snapt virtualised LB (Load Balancer) product that’s available through the (vh) cloud for both Virtual Data Center & Virtual Dedicated Server services.

First a little info about Snapt

Snapt develop high-end solutions for application delivery utilizing open source software – enabling your business to benefit from the best technology while still getting the business features you need.

With clients such as NASA & Intel SNAPT has grown into a trusted industry leader in their field.

If you would like to read a little more about SNAPT you can review their company profile on our Tech Vendors page SNAPT or directly on snapt.net.

Here’s a simple overview video of how a LB (Load Balancer) works, why you need one and what it can do for your applications.

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Reliable Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity With Veeam

Disaster Recovery

DR is always an important topic for any business as even small interruptions to services can mean a massive loss in productivity for employees and clients alike equating to money down the drain.

(vh) Backup & Disaster Recovery solutions hitting your business objectives.

Minimise down-time and meet RTOs (Real Time Objectives) & budgets – How much down-time is acceptable for your business and costs involved to meet those goals?

Continuity in business data to meet RPOs (Recovery Point Objectives) – How much data can you afford to lose when a disaster strikes… hours, days?

Audience.

Today’s post is designed to showcase new technology from Veeam combined with your (vh) cloud allowing for greater business continuity and minimised down-time in the event of service interruptions. Using Veeam Backup & Replication v7 (shortly v8) we will cover in a high level overview how cloud based backup & replication will help guarantee RTOs & RPOs.

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