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Introducing Real User Monitoring by section.io



section.io is excited to announce we have added Real User Monitoring to our platform at no extra cost for section.io users or those on a 2-week free trial. Real User Monitoring or RUM data measures how actual visitors interact with your website and experience your page load times.

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Put Your Magento Site to the Test and Win



section.io is excited to be attending and speaking at Magento Imagine in Las Vegas from April 2-5th. We’ll be at booth #29 throughout the conference, and our CEO Stewart McGrath is speaking alongside client Kate Morris on how her company Adore Beauty has turned conversion optimization and website performance into revenue gains.

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The Challenge of Content Delivery for SAAS Companies



Software as a Service or SAAS platforms are all over the Internet – they are pre-built services for companies that don’t want to create their own software for a specific need, and include job boards, online support systems, internal portals, and more. Many of these SAAS companies offer custom domains to their customers. This feature allows brands to use these services while maintaining their own brand identity. By “white-labelling” URLs, end-customers feel comfortable that they are staying within the ecosystem of the website they are on.

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Introducing PageSpeed Front End Optimizations on section.io



We’re excited to announce the addition of Google’s PageSpeed module to section.io’s Edge PaaS. PageSpeed provides a large number of front end optimizations that speed up websites by modifying files and applying filters on-the-fly as traffic passes through section.io. By adjusting the content that your customers receive, section.io delivers a better user experience as customers will see pages earlier, browsers will draw the pages faster and the user will be able to interact with your site more freely.

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Content Delivery Metrics that Integrate with DevOps Principles



section.io has always been committed to providing the best, most detailed metrics and logs to our users. As the only Content Delivery solution that integrates fully with agile development and DevOps practices, we recognize the importance of having accurate metrics to diagnose, resolve and continuously improve your website performance and security. That’s why we’re happy to announce that we have recently given our metrics an update by bringing in Grafana, which is a highly flexible graphing tool that charts the metrics we provide from Graphite.

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The Importance of Improving Back End Load Time



There are several factors to look at when considering the total page load time for your website. Metrics such as Time to First Byte, Start Render Time, Visually Complete, and Full Page Load Time are important for different reasons and each have an impact on your user experience.

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section.io and Recent Global CDN Security Concerns



Summary of security issue raised In the past few days, vulnerability researchers at Google discovered Cloudflare’s reverse proxies were dumping uninitialized memory into their outputs, opening up websites that use Cloudflare to data leaks. This data included cookies, passwords, encryption keys, and even user’s private data from large sites that use Cloudflare.

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How Akamai's Greatest Asset Became a Fatal Flaw



It’s no secret that Akamai is the elephant in the room in any conversation regarding CDNs. It is the grandfather of the industry, and pioneered the art of bringing content closer to end users to improve browsing experience for people all around the world. Their first-mover advantage allowed Akamai to build an infrastructure still unmatched in size and scale by any of their competitors.

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Ecommerce Clothing and Shoe Stores Gain Performance Benefits



Fusion Retail Group in Australia is the parent company to several brands including Diana Ferrari clothing, shoes, and accessories, Colorado shoes, and Williams shoes. Recently these brands all over-went website updates with a focus on improved user experience to stand out in a competitive market. Quality images and detailed product descriptions were a clear need, but Fusion also wanted to focus on the speed of their websites as a fundamental element of improving UX and achieving higher conversion rates.

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How Scalability and Bots Impact Product Launches



Have you ever gone to an ecommerce site right as a highly anticipated launch was occurring and found yourself locked out or inventory immediately gone? Flash sales or new product launches can be both a blessing and curse for ecommerce sites: While they bring motivated visitors who are ready to purchase quickly, they can also be plagued by scalability issues, bots holding product up in shopping carts, and malicious traffic that aims to re-sell items on a third-party site such as eBay.

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