Stay Shoppable: Protect your Online Retail Uptime

Online retail can be unpredictable, which is why strategizing and optimizing your setup to ensure uptime, and in the worst-case scenario, shoppability during downtime, is the best way to protect your business and serve your customers. We’ve written a lot about the negative effects of downtime, and have shared a lot of resources to help you get your e-commerce setup ready for anything, but one key we’d recommend that you absolutely not go without is an origin shield

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10/28/21 4:11 PM
by Alexandra Lehner

Secure Uptime and Availability for Always-on Retail Success

For online retail companies, downtime is the worst-case scenario. Downtime or traffic slowdowns lead to a number of negative effects: 

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10/5/21 9:23 PM
by Ian Vaughan

How to Get Away with Website Downtime Without Anyone Knowing

Downtime is always bad, and you want to avoid it. But sometimes you can get away with it. This is one of the magic things about content caching and being able to serve stale content. You can avoid the perception of downtime (to some extent) and give your website the appearance of being up and running at full speed, even when your backend is down.

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8/31/21 8:11 PM
by Alexandra Lehner

Uptime at all Times: Origin Shield to the Rescue

Although it’s not a traditional cybersecurity method, origin shielding lets you protect your origin server(s) from overload, ensuring high availability, performance uptime, and the ability to continue serving web and video traffic even when you experience a CDN outage. As we’ve seen with recent Fastly and Akamai CDN downtime events, the ability to create resilience and operate even in outage situations is a lifesaver. 

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8/27/21 7:44 PM
by Ian Vaughan

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