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GlobalDots Knows CDNs - All Of Them!

At GlobalDots, we work with 30+ CDN (Content Delivery Network) vendors to ensure your web presence operates at full speed.

As true veterans in web performance, we've implemented some of the most complex and challenging CDN projects on the planet.


IMPROVE WEB & MOBILE LOAD TIMES, REDUCE COSTS & IMPROVE YOUR ROI

 

WEB PERFORMANCE IS NOT JUST YOUR CDN

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When we look at web performance best practices, it all starts with a DNS and ends with delivery of your static and dynamic assets and execution of 3rd party code to render your site correctly on end-users browser, regardless if it's a mobile device or a desktop computer.

What makes us so unique is the fact that we optimize your full cloud delivery stack - from first mile to last mile - even on mobile devices.

If you look at speed improvements, you have to take all that into consideration - and that's where GlobalDots comes in - we analyze your current setup, run benchmark tests, prepare an architecture that best suits your needs, run Proof of Concept tests and at the end, deploy the setup that we closely monitor & optimize for best performance.

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WE ANALYZE YOUR CLOUD
DELIVERY STACK

Our team takes an in-depth look at your current CDN, DNS, front-end and mobile delivery solutions and gets a better overview where we can bring improvements.

We look at your website and your industry to get a better feeling which technologies might suit your better.

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RUN BENCHMARK
TESTS

After first step we run different tests (both synthetic and Real-User Monitoring (RUM)) to determine exact performance of your website (both desktop & mobile, including mobile apps).

We use industry-leading software to run our benchmark tests

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PREPARE
RECOMMENDATIONS

We use your benchmark tests to compare against our test database, find possible improvements and come up with a specific CDN, DNS and Mobile Delivery solutions that would fit your existing IT setup, budget and overall goals.

We provide you with unbiased, cost-effective quotes.

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ONGOING OPTIMIZATION
& SUPPORT

We provide 24/7/365 support and dedicated account managers. We closely monitor your stack and continuously look for improvements.

Your digital assets are safe with GlobalDots.

DID YOU KNOW?

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For every 100 ms of improvement Walmart

Grew Incremental Revenue by


1 %


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FEATURES & BENEFITS

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Best Performing CDN Architecture

GlobalDots gives businesses complete control over how they serve content as well as access to real-time performance analytics. The setup can be built for speed with the use of multiple, powerful servers that have a lot of RAM and plenty of SSD storage capacity if needed.

Regardless of where your customers are, we can reach them in the most efficient way possible. We have found a set of next-gen CDNs that accelerate your web and mobile applications. We push your content to the edge for an optimal end-user experience. Globally distributed network of data centers delivers full site acceleration through intelligent caching, content and network optimization.

Secure POPs placed where your customers are

Through partnering with different service providers, we can offer a robust CDNs that leverages a global network of strategically positioned servers that shorten your content`s round trip time (RTT) by bringing it forever closer to your website visitors.

We can minify your files and compress them ensuring that most commonly accessed files are prioritized and fetched directly to the users browser.

We eliminate the exposure of your files to vulnerability all across the globe and the globe is moving applications to the cloud. We ensure that all your website resources are dynamically profiled within multiple points of presence.

Additionally, we can provide your infrastructure with full range of cloud security products (Web Application Firewall, DDoS Protection, Bot & API Protection) to secure all layers of your defense.

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Intelligent Caching and Purging of your content

We now have the ability to cache unpredictably changing content. With GlobalDots you can cache content that other CDNs consider un-cacheable.
 
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You can cache APIs which is made possible through features like dynamic site acceleration, instant purge and soft purge. Users can have instant access to your most up-to-date content and get all that they expect: responsiveness, rapid load times, continuous access to latest information. We can purge your content rapidly and intelligently, within 150 milliseconds or less. You also have more granular control over what you purge and when.

CONTENT DELIVERY. FROM FIRST MILE TO LAST MILE.

ANY DEVICE. ANY NETWORK CONDITION. ANY GEOGRAPHY

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GlobalDots performance services

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HTTP/2 SUPPORT

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HTTP/2 is already available with our CDN services. The standard was approved in February 2015, and most of the modern browsers already support it.

HTTP/2 benefits include:

Multiplexing and concurrency: Multiple requests are sent in rapid succession on the same TCP connection, and responses can be received out of order - removing the need for multiple connections between the client and the server

Stream dependencies: The client can indicate to the server which of the resources are more important than the others

Header compression: HTTP header size is significantly reduced

Server push: The server can send resources the client has not yet requested

FEATURES

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IMAGE OPTIMIZATION

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STATIC CACHING

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DYNAMIC CACHING

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SSL

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INSTANT PURGE

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DYNAMIC SITE ACCELERATION

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TCP ACCELERATION

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DEVICE DETECTION

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ACCELERATE ENCRYPTED CONTENT

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API ACCELERATION

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MANAGED SERVICE

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24 / 7 / 365 SUPPORT

CUSTOMERS THAT USE GlobalDots CDN SERVICES

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DID YOU KNOW?

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Advantage of 


250 ms

of a page load time keeps your customer from going to your competitor

 

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LEARN MORE

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ECOMMERCE PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION GUIDE

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47% of internet users expect a website to load in less than two seconds. Learn how to improve your online store loading speed and conversion rates.

CDN
BUYER'S GUIDE

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Find out the most important tips & tricks before selecting your next Content Delivery Network (CDN) provider!

CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK EXPLAINED

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Learn everything you need to know about the Content Delivery Network (CDN) ecosystem in the biggest article about CDNs on the internet.

CDN TECHNOLOGY FAQ

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Why use a CDN?

Modern CDNs bring 2 major benefits to websites :

Lowering loadtime - As CDNs have global spread Point-Of-Presences (POPs) the global audience of the delivered website experience a better performance. The POPs are in general topological closer to the customers, so the time-to-first-byte, the time till the first package gets delivered, is way smaller then delivering via the origin server. Secondly, the CDN caches all relevant assets while offering a higher bandwidth. Therefore the website gets delivered significantly faster.

Offloading the origin - As the CDN can cache all static and even some dynamic assets (why not cache a search result for some seconds ?) the origin server gets offloaded tremendously, normally between 70-90%. The CDN also terminates the initial SSL request by the client's browser. This results in a massive offload of the loadbalancers in front of the web/app-servers. The peaks on the infrastructure, caused by daily (e.g. newspapers) or seasonal peaks (e.g. e-commerce on Black Friday) get balanced out, scalability increases and outages decrease.

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I heard that utilizing a CDN has a negative impact on my SEO. Is that true?

During the early days of CDNs assets go delivered via the CDN domain. As an example : Your website is www.myshop.com- You have an asset called fancy-product.jpg. Your CDN was goodoldcdn.net. So the asset was reachable via something like
goodoldcdn.net/myshop/fancy-product.jpg - in case you did not set the Cross Domain Rel then Google did not really like that, for the crawler you used '3rd party' assets.

Since a few years CDNs can be set up inline using the CNAME record of your FQDN. Means your DNS hold a record like this :
www.myshop.com CNAME myshop.shinynewcdn.net

The asset, even though its delivered via the CDN, show up as www.myshop.com/fancy-product.jpg. Google will love that.
But there is more : Remember in Q1, the CDN decreases the loadtime and boosts the performance ? This means that the Google crawler will be able to scan more pages in one session. This is one of the key indicators for Google that your site is relevant and professional => better SEO.
So the answer is that modern CDNs will help to improve your SEO.

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What are the technological benefits of a CDN? Do I have to adopt my technology to match the CDN?

During the last years there happened quite a lot in the internet protocol in oder to improve the performance and the security : HTTP/2 boosts the download of the assets, IPv6 becomes more and more a standard, Brotli compresses data on a new level. And there is way more in the pipeline. Hard to keep up with the newest technology.

But here is the good news : Using a CDN you can lean back and benefit from the newest tech by clicking one button.

There is one thing you need to adopt in case you have a fraud protection system running, this is a common tool if you run a shop. As your clients connect to the CDN and the CDN to your origin, all transactions will show up with the CDN’s IP range. So your fraud detection would go wild as all payments come basically from one IP address. In those cases simply tell the fraud detection to use the XFF header sent by the CDN, most vendors nowadays send the true client IP in a dedicated header.

CASE STUDY: ROSETTA STONE MULTI-CDN

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GlobalDots and Cedexis worked in unison to provide a powerful multi-CDN solution with ideal performance worldwide and a single rate for CDN services that met our budget.

I really didn’t expect this switch from 15 years with a single CDN over to Cedexis Openmix powering five ‘new’ CDNs to be so smooth!

Rosetta Stone
Vice President of Information Technology

Mark Moseley