If you’ve been on Samtec.com recently, you may have noticed a performance improvement from previous levels.
Over the last couple of months, we’ve been working on upgrading a few components of the back-end of Samtec.com to be more efficient.
Taking advantage of some of the newest cloud architecture, we’ve upgraded our hosting to some of the newest virtual hardware available. This allows Samtec.com to run all over the world on SSDs (solid-state drives), upgraded memory, and some of the newest processors available.
More processing power and memory are always great additions to hosting, especially for heavier applications, but the upgrade that cannot be overlooked here is the jump to solid-state storage.
SSDs have been prominent for several years now in the personal computer market, and have been a part of cloud-gaming platforms for many years, but are just recently becoming cost-effective and making their way into enterprise hosting services.
SSDs make use of lightning-fast flash-based memory vs. old hard-disk storage with several moving parts, such as a read/write head. This means data is accessed almost instantly. Faster data access means faster performance.
SSDs often yield speeds up to 3x faster and even higher in some cases. If you’ve ever felt the difference of upgrading to a solid-state drive in your own computer, you can understand the difference.
Along the same lines, we’re also upgrading several of our APIs that we use to populate data and perform actions all over the website to use more efficient architecture.
All of this means Samtec.com runs faster and more efficiently than ever.
Visit any page on Samtec.com to feel the difference.
As I write this post, we’re working on a new way to explore our popular flexible stacking products, as well as exploring ways to beef up our existing parametric search offerings. Keep an eye out for those in 2021.
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