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Accelerate your websites with Azure Static Web Apps enterprise-edge

by Spanish Point - Jan 13, 2022
Accelerate your websites with Azure Static Web Apps enterprise-edge

When creating applications, it is vital that site performance is prioritised. It has a direct impact on user experience, search engine rankings, and user conversion rates. ISVs can get the best out of their site performance with Azure Static Web Apps

With Azure Static Web Apps, ISVs can build a platform that will help deliver the best results for users at a global scale. It provides streamlined full-stack development and hosting across static content and serverless APIs to power high productivity from source code to global high availability.

Microsoft have announced the preview of the Azure Static Web Apps enterprise-grade edge powered by Azure Front Door which enables faster page loads, enhanced security, and increased reliability for your global apps with no configuration or additional code required.

This new feature includes enhanced protection against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, significantly reduces latency, and helps increase throughput for your global users.

Azure Front Door's Global Points of Presence (POP) and global network

Azure Front Door’s Global Points of Presence (POP) and global network.

Improve page speed

With Azure Static Web Apps, when a user visits your site, the HTTP load balancer will determine the closest node to their location and serve your application from there. If any global regions are down, Microsoft intelligently re-route your user’s requests to the closest healthy node in the network. This enables ISVs to build applications resiliently across regions, failover instantly, and offer users an “always-on” website availability. Enabling the enterprise-grade edge further increases global presence by caching your website’s static content across 118+ points of presence (POP) across 100 metro cities. As a result, your app runs with lower latency and higher throughput to your end-users.

Faster page loads will not only improve user experience but will also have a positive impact on your search engine rankings and ultimately result in higher user conversion.

Secure your applications on a globally deployed network

As the number of users you serve increases, so do the chances of malicious attacks like DDoS. Enabling your apps on an enterprise-grade edge can prevent attackers from reaching your application and affecting the availability and performance of it. The globally deployed network provides defense against common network layer attacks through always-on traffic monitoring and real-time mitigation.

With this feature enabled, ISVs can run sites on top of Microsoft’s global application and content delivery network that has been running the most significant web workloads for many years, ensuring resiliency and self-recovery capabilities. Global services like Azure DevOps can run on top of it and deliver fast and reliable application experiences.

To learn more about Azure and how this approach can benefit your application, contact the Spanish Point Technologies team.

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