In a recent guest post entitled “Performance at Scale: SSDs, Silver Bullets and Serialization” for High Scalability, Aaron Sullivan, a Principal Engineer at Rackspace, took a close look at the problem of trying to increase performance across software and hardware systems. Let’s say that you want to increase the performance of your application by 10X. That turns out to be monumentally difficult and requires a comprehensive fine-tuning of all the components that contribute to performance.
In the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, companies are hungry for speed and reliability. We frequently hear it from our customers: improved speed and reliability set their businesses apart from their competitors. Swift application performance equips companies to win.
Performance issues are at the heart of why many apps don’t meet user expectations and die a slow death. While the user might see a single application, on the backend there are many moving parts that must align in order to deliver a consistent experience.
Since releasing Performance Cloud Servers late last year, we’ve been thrilled by the response from customers. We knew that enhancing speed, throughput, reliability and scalability would be embraced, but it’s still heartening to hear about the measurable impact directly from customers. Fanatical Support as a high-performing type of service was also a common theme in these customer stories.
For the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) our awards season is where we shine. The camera flashes, the glitz, the glamour, the red carpet. And film and television lovers across the UK flood to our site to see who’s nominated, who won and to get more details on the awards. Our websites need to perform their best to accommodate these traffic spikes.