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Dyn Launches Intelligence Tool, OnApp Expands its IaaS and more news

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01.10.2014
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Dyn Launches Internet Intelligence Tool With Unique Perspective On iOS 8 Internet Impact

Dyn launched a new Internet Intelligence platform that allows customers to look at the routing that makes content delivery possible and see the performance between transit providers that impacts customer experience. Using the tool to look at Apple iOS 8 release gives a global view of the event and what is happening at any moment. Understanding where the iOS 8 download is being served from is the first step and using the specific download URLs, a map can be built that shows the location of each CDN POP and who is serving the traffic from each. Performance upstream of the CDN can cause problems across a customer base.Dyn just launched Dyn research, a blog for reporting and covering Internet preformance issues.

The Internet is the new business network and we can no longer think of it as a black box. There are events occurring daily that could impact your bottom line and the greater your understanding, the greater your ability to make smart, strategic decisions.

Full article at Streaming Media

OnApp to Expand its IaaS Automation Platform by Acquiring SolusVM

OnApp the provider of cloud and CDN as well as Federated CDN platform, announced that it had entered in a definitive agreement with the virtual server management system provider, SolusVM, to acquire the latter in a cash deal.  More than 2000 service providers around the globe make use of SolusVM’s offerings to provide their Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud hosting services. OnApp will enhance SolusVM to access infrastructure from the OnApp Federation. The demand in OnApp Market is expected to increase, providing a new revenue string to IT providers.  The SolusVM team, which is led by Phill Bandelow will be joining OnApp’s technical workforce.

Full article at CDN Advisor.

Humans – The Understated Element in Securing the Internet

There is one security variable that is often overlooked -people. Not attackers or hackers, but employees of an organization. Maintaining an organization’s security systems relies heavily on the people who work there. IoT reffers to  the growth in adoption of the Internet and explosion of interconnected devices. While this is convenient and has improved productivity, it also greatly increases the number of potential entry points for hackers. The most common tactics unclude:

  • Phishing (sending unsolicited email to a group of employees hoping to get them to click on a malicious URL),
  • Social Engineering (manipulating/influencing someone into providing private information) and
  • Baiting (leaving malware infested physical media (USB Drive, CD) in a public setting).

Social engineering is one of the simplest yet one of the most effective tactics to gain entry into endpoints and networks, and the best practices for defending against them are just as easy. Just stop and think before handling your precious info to somebidy.

Read more at Level3 Blog

Intel and SoftLayer IBM Collaborate to Add Chip-Level Security to Hybrid Cloud

SoftLayer Technologies, an IBM subsidiary and the provider of managed hosting and cloud services, announced it’s collaboration with Intel to provide it’s customers with  with bare-metal servers that provide monitoring and security at the microchip level by leveraging the Intel Trusted Execution Technology. This makes SoftLayer IBM the only provider of bare-metal servers that make use of Intel TXT and enables customers to certify whether a cloud computing is appropriately compliant and secure for running their workloads, supporting multiple compliance frameworks including HIPAA, PCI, FedRAMP, ISO, FISMA and SSAE16. Both IBM and Intel are happy with the new partnership.

Full story at CDN Advisor

Why is your website slow: poor JavaScript performance

JavaScript is the reason we’re able to collect information on our website visitors, engage visitors through social media, and offer dynamic web experiences instead of plain old text and images. Unfortunately it’s also one reason webpages rarely load as fast as visitors expect them to.  The simplest stats to look for are the total weight and number of JavaScript. In general, any additional weight (meaning: more bytes, bigger files) adds to the page load time, and likewise additional assets add time – even if they’re really lightweight (less bytes, smaller files).

A round trip to the server takes time even if the file it fetches is 0 bytes.  Basically, when it comes to JavaScript files, the lighter – and fewer – the better. JavaScript optimization works, possibly slowing down your load time by 33%. That’s 1/3 improvement on top of all the other techniques for images, HTML and others.

Full article at Yottaa blog

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