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Application Acceleration & OptimizationApplication Delivery

Why Ecommerce Sites That Use a CDN Take Longer to Become Interactive (and Why You Still Need a CDN)

May 12, 2014 — by Tammy Everts5

One of the most provocative findings in our latest State of the Union for Ecommerce Web Performance was the fact that using a content delivery network correlated to slower performance for retail sites. In today's post, we'll explore what this finding means (hint: correlation doesn't mean causation) and why you still need a CDN in your performance toolkit.

Application Acceleration & OptimizationApplication Delivery

Case Studies: Three Benefits of Automated Performance Optimization

March 13, 2014 — by Tammy Everts1

If you go looking for case studies that prove the business value of improving website performance, chances are you’ll encounter a number of studies that focus on obvious ecommerce metrics like cart size and sales. But there are a number of other ways that improving performance can move other business metrics. Today, I want to highlight a few of these metrics using some customer case studies.

Events

Thoughts after my week at AWS re:Invent 2013 Conference

November 22, 2013 — by Lior Cohen0

Last week, I was able to attend AWS re:Invent, and it was great. Not only was I able to attend one of the largest events for cloud computing, but I also learned about innovative technology powering the AWS eco-system, I met great people such as AWS customers, AWS partners and AWS personnel. Most importantly, I was there to speak about Radware’s Alteon VA for the AWS Marketplace.

Application Acceleration & OptimizationApplication Delivery

Case Study: Understanding the Impact of Slow Load Times on Shopping Cart Abandonment

October 31, 2013 — by Tammy Everts19

Every year, the shopping cart abandonment rate climbs during the holiday season, with analysts expecting to see a peak of 88% in 2013. An estimated one out of five of those carts are abandoned due to slow performance. This post outlines how much retailers lose due to slow checkout pages, four common performance culprits, and what site owners can do to speed up the transaction process for their customers.