Backdrop CMS is a fork of the Drupal project. Although Backdrop has different name, the 1.0 version is very similar to Drupal 7. Backdrop 1.0 provides an upgrade path from Drupal 7, and most modules or themes can be quickly ported to work on Backdrop.
The quest for improved page-load speed and website performance is constant. And it should be. The speed and responsiveness of a website have a significant impact on conversion, search engine optimization, and the digital experience in general.