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Content Delivery Network Purging – How it Works

May 21, 2015 Published in: CDN,Website Speed Author: Goran Čandrlić

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Instant purging is key to any CDN as it allows businesses to remove stale, outdated and unwanted content from the edge as quickly as possible. This feature is important to publishers as well as other parts of the web industry that updates info fast (such as social networks, news portals, trading platforms). Image source ​When […]

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Rackspace Shows New CDN, New Datacenter in Netherlands from Softlayer and more news

May 19, 2015 Published in: CDN,Cloud,News Author: Goran Čandrlić

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Rackspace Unveils its Akamai-Powered Content Delivery Network Solution Rackspace, the provider of managed cloud solutions, announced that launch of its Rackspace Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution for improving content delivery for its cloud customers. The new CDN solution will be powered by Akamai Technologies and will expand Rackspace’s cloud solutions’ portfolio by adding an on-demand, […]

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Streaming: Microsoft SmoothStreaming

May 11, 2015 Published in: CDN,Cloud Author: Francesco Altomare

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Let’s steer back to where we came from, our Streaming Mini Series, and our fifth, brand new Article on Microsoft’s Smooth Streaming (a.k.a. “Silverlight”): Microsoft’s Standards and answer to Adobe and Apple in the HTTP Streaming arena, though it did not meet the widest Audience inception (as opposed to HLS): it did, like HDS, get […]

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AWS is $5 Bn Business, New Windows Store Apps and more News

May 4, 2015 Published in: CDN,Cloud,News Author: Goran Čandrlić

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Amazon Web Services is now a $5B business Amazon Web Services generated $5.16 billion in revenue last year. The revenue figure is up 49 percent year over year. It’s a sizable chunk of the overall quarterly revenue of $22.7 billion for tech giant Amazon.com, of which AWS(Amazon Web Service) is a subsidiary. Image source   […]

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Google unveils Project Fi, Akamai to Optimize Delivery for Simian, Luxottica Works on Google Glass and more news

April 27, 2015 Published in: CDN,Internet,News Author: Goran Čandrlić

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Google unveils ultra low-cost Project Fi wireless service with pay-as-you-go data rate Google announced that it’s getting into the consumer wireless business with a new service called “Fi.” Users will pay $20 per month for the service, plus $10 for every gigabyte of data they use. This software approach is increasingly being used by carriers […]

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Mobilegeddon is Here, But is Your Mobile Site Fast Enough?

April 22, 2015 Published in: Internet Author: Goran Čandrlić

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Google released a mobile update to it’s search algo yesterday and it’s a great news for everyone that invested in Responsive Web Design (RWD). According to Google, this update: Affects only search rankings on mobile devices Affects search results in all languages globally Applies to individual pages, not entire websites You can test your mobile site here. […]

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Streaming: HDS VS HLS – “Which is better?”

April 16, 2015 Published in: CDN,Internet Author: Francesco Altomare

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Thanks for checking us back again! As a short recap on our Streaming Mini-Series so far, we’ve started by analyzing the overall difference between Streaming Technologies and Progressive Downloads (something we still owe a proper introduction to, and we’ll cover as we move forward), and then started our journey through Streaming Proprietary Technologies. Adobe was […]

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Shopify Files for IPO, Akamai Acquires Octoshape and More News

April 15, 2015 Published in: Cloud,eCommerce,Internet,News Author: Goran Čandrlić

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Ecommerce platform Shopify files for $100M IPO The Canadian e-commerce platform Shopify announced its intent to go public in a filing with the SEC. The company plans to raise up to $100 million in the IPO and will list under the symbol “SHOP” on the New York Stock exchange. Other than announcing it’s intent, Shopify […]

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Streaming: Adobe HDS

April 9, 2015 Published in: CDN Author: Francesco Altomare

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Our Streaming MiniSeries continues today; after our grand opening with RTMP and our second article regarding HLS (or HTTP Live Streaming), our focus today is all around HDS (or HTTP Dynamic Streaming). For although HLS sounds very much of a compromise between Adobe and Apple, HDS is instead all about HTTP Streaming for the Android […]

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Akamai Opens Office in Canada, OnApp Launches Disaster Recovery-As-A-Service (DRaaS) and more news

April 8, 2015 Published in: CDN,Cloud,Internet Author: Goran Čandrlić

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Akamai Opens A Sales And Services Office In Toronto, Canada Akamai Technologies, the provider of Content Delivery Networks and web optimization services and solutions, announced that the Company would be opening a new sales and services office in Toronto, Canada. Canada has been growing rapidly in Internet usage and the Company’s customer base in the […]

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