Faster Page Load Times for Cloud Apps

Knowing the best practices for accelerating web and mobile apps is one thing. But consistently using these practices, well, that’s a challenge for most. When engineers are forced to choose between adding business-critical functionality and performance optimization, performance optimization is typically left begging. This is unfortunate as users reward speedy sites with higher engagement, retention and conversions.

What if you could improve your application’s page load times by 2x while decreasing bandwidth usage? OK, we got your attention. A10 Networks enables this scale of improvement without requiring any changes to your deployed web assets or release workflow.

How It Works

A10 Lightning Application Delivery Service applies web performance policies to web pages, CSS, JavaScript and images as the service sends assets to a browser or mobile app. Some of the performance-improving actions include:


ADS policies ensure that the smallest possible assets are sent across the wire from your cloud infrastructure to users’ browsers. A small number of optimizations like image compression and deferring JavaScript loads until above-the-fold content renders, drive significant improvement in page load times. But best of all, ADS applies every policy to every asset, every time. The result: comprehensive performance improvements. And because these optimization policies are automated within the A10 Lightning ADS, there is no effort required by your app developers nor changes to your workflow.

Policies for Improving Overall Performance with A10 Lightning ADS

Faster page loads and reduced bandwidth usage are significant advantages from using A10 Lightning ADS, but they’re not the only advantages.


ADS provides a unified set of services for applications deployed on cloud infrastructure. Designed to make DevOps teams become more agile and efficient, A10 Lightning ADS improves application availability, security and acceleration. Additionally, its feature set facilitates blue-green deployments and managing peaks and valleys in application traffic.

Because A10 Lightning ADS is available as a service, there is no hardware to procure, software to install or settings to configure. Easily add the ADS from your data plane in minutes. Quickly enable performance policies on a per-application basis with just a few mouse clicks. Policy sets for compression, caching, security, load balancing and more are set with similar ease.

Every App Deserves Faster Page Load Times

Improvements are always possible when you put capable engineers to work on tricky problems. As with all things performance, your results may vary. If your engineers are busy on other projects, try using A10 Lightning to accelerate cloud applications without any changes to application code.




September 10, 2014

About Andrew Hickey

Andrew Hickey serves as A10's editorial director. Andrew has two decades of journalism and content strategy experience, covering everything from crime to cloud computing and all things in between. READ MORE