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4. Offload the load—use caching and a CDN. Make sure you're caching data as close to the user as possible. Implement a CDN to optimize responses and minimize latency. Use your monitoring to determine the best CDN or combina‐ tion of CDNs to use. 5. Understand the difference between cloud and on-premise. Cloud providers offer many advantages over on-premise sys‐ tems, and it's important to understand the differences between them. Research, investigate, and try new systems to ensure that you're taking advantage of their features and understanding their weaknesses. 6. Failure will happen—build systems and processes to handle it. As good as they are, when it comes down to it, you have no con‐ trol over the systems and services you're using, so your website must be able to handle the failure or poor performance, and you must have a process to be able to handle it. 28 | Chapter 4: Takeaways

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