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A growing number of content management systems today either are themselves a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), or offer a SaaS in one way, shape or form.
Today, Instart Logic – creators of the world’s first Web Application Streaming Network™, have introduced a new vertical product line into the world of SaaS providers, making it easier than ever before to deliver premium, zero-wait web experiences to their customers on any device, and any network.
The aim of Instart Logic has always been to empower web publishers to deliver current and next-generation web applications that dramatically boost user engagement, customer loyalty and drive new revenue streams. So, let's take a close look at what they now have in store for SaaS providers.
Boosting the Performance of Browser-Based Applications
The SaaS market is growing at rapid speeds. In fact, technology researchers Gartner has forecast the global value of SaaS spending to hit $45 billion in 2017, up from $15 billion in 2012.
To help capture that growth, web-based SaaS providers such as New Relic, VersionOne, IFTTT and RelateIQ are increasingly turning to Instart Logic to help them accelerate premium “native-like” application experiences for their browser-based applications.
David Peterson, VP of Site Operations at New Relic had this to say of Instart Logic's service:
“We deliver an application performance tool as a service so we needed to make sure that our own web-based application performed at the highest levels of performance for our tens of thousands of customers from Australia to Austin, Texas. We selected Instart Logic because of their innovative approach, their company wide focus on performance and the great support we've received.”
Additionally, Ian Cullin, CTO of VersionOne explains how Instart Logic improved their platform's performance by a staggering 50%:
“We provide an entirely web-based system to over 50,000 agile development teams worldwide building mission critical code with our agile project management software. Our customers are largely developers. They are extremely intolerant of poor application performance. So we need to make sure that our own application performs at the highest level no matter where our customers are. Instart Logic’s innovative services give VersionOne users fast, fresh updates from constantly-changing projects and improved our performance by 50% – something CDNs could never do.”
To get a better understanding of just how much Instart Logic's service can improve performance, take a look at the video below, where VersionOne SaaS application can be seen loading both with and without Instart Logic in place. You can also view Instart Logic's detailed VersionOne case study.
Unique Web-Performance Technology
In a constantly evolving world of web-technology, where users and platforms rely more heavily upon cloud services and mobile devices, CDNs are stuggling to serve highly dynamic web applications.
Previously, WAN optimization controllers could provide some point-to-point relief for internally hosted applications, but even their efficacy has slowly but surely wavered due to application backends moving to the cloud and users continue to become more mobile orientated.
In response, Instart Logic has focused on building unique web-performance technology not available anywhere else. Instart Logic’s performance advantage is based on two new and improved technology offerings, as detailed below.
- Global Network Accelerator (GNA) uses a new purpose-built binary middle-mile protocol for intra-proxy transmissions. This new protocol, called IPTP (Inter Proxy Transfer Protocol), sets up a persistent matrix of connections between Instart Logic’s global serving locations, and then efficiently frames and multiplexes dynamic transfers through it to erase network bottlenecks caused by distance and congestion. IPTP has been built using Google’s protobuf technology. Google, which uses protobuf extensively for implementing its own internal communication protocols, has open-sourced the technology.
- Dynamic HTML Streaming is a new application-intelligent technology that distinguishes between unique and non-unique dynamic HTML. This solution automatically sends non-personalized portions of the application from the closest server so the user can start being productive with the web application much sooner. In this latest iteration the system has been expanded to leverage Instart Logic’s transparent client-side virtualization layer, the NanoVisor™, to allow use with even completely personalized HTML code.
Manav Mital, CEO and co-founder of Instart Logic, had this to say about his company's newly enhanced features:
“We are responding to strong demand from SaaS providers with a genuinely disruptive solution that gives them a new class of web application acceleration tools. With these technologies, SaaS vendors are better able to give their end customers exceptionally high performance and data freshness on any device and any type of network.”
To find out more about Instart Logic's newly implemented SaaS acceleration features, check out their SaaS Solutions page.