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Monitoring innovations in CDN, CDN Federation, Cloud, SDN, Security, Caching, Load Balancing, Video/DRM delivery strategies & tools
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Video isn't breaking the internet: The industry giants are

Video isn't breaking the internet: The industry giants are | CDN Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Video isn’t breaking the web, the way that the web’s biggest players are trying to optimize their costs at the expense of the best consumer experience is.

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Cedexis Saves Load Times with Billions of Tests per Day

Cedexis Saves Load Times with Billions of Tests per Day | CDN Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Learn how one company's automated CDN and ISP testing enhances traffic delivery for streaming video and more.

 

"Our goal is fairly modest," said Robert Malnati, vice president of marketing for Cedexis, somewhat tongue in cheek. "We want to make the internet better for every user."

 

Cedexis and its Openmix service unification attempts to automate the optimization of end-user experiences across vendors, from content delivery networks (CDNs) and off-net points of presence (POPs) to on-net cloud and public/private data centers.

 

"Openmix sits between network core and the end-user," said Malnati. "We use 48 nodes deployed around the world, across a variety of data centers, to confirm real-time optimization. At its core, Openmix is a load balancer."

An end-user device first downloads Radar, written in JavaScript, and then requests objects from a variety of locations. So is Cedexis using a peer-to-peer arrangement to optimize content delivery? No, because the test objects only come from the pre-defined nodes, and no information is passed from one client to another.

 

"It's not P2P, but a measurement of how bandwidth and object optimization can shave seconds off a page load," said Malnati. Openmix is akin to an automated DSL Reports test run.

"Except we do this billions of times per day," Malnati said.

 

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How Akamai’s New CEO, Tom Leighton, Hopes to Speed up Mobile Computing

How Akamai’s New  CEO, Tom Leighton, Hopes to Speed up Mobile Computing | CDN Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Co-founder—and now CEO—Tom Leighton plans data-prioritization trials with Ericsson and massive use of distributed devices for transmitting video.

 

He says his company, which has 119,000 servers and delivers between 15 and 30 percent of the Web’s traffic, is working on technologies that will lead to services that prioritize different kinds of mobile Web traffic, use distributed devices for storing or “caching” video content, and compress photos selectively depending on what device you are using.

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Akamai improves data delivery with FastTCP

Akamai improves data delivery with FastTCP | CDN Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Akamai Technologies said it has deployed FastTCP broadly across its network, the Akamai Intelligent Platform, improving the delivery of IP content on behalf of its clients, notably including over-the-top distributors of video.

 

FastTCP optimizes the throughput of video and other digital content across IP networks. Akamai picked up the technology with its 2012 acquisition of FastSoft.

 

The algorithms are designed to improve the Internet’s standard Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) performance for high packet loss or high latency network connections. The resulting improvements in streaming media bitrates and reduced file download time help provide an enhanced, higher-quality user experience to Akamai’s worldwide base of Sola Media customers.

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Life on the edge with ESI

Life on the edge with ESI | CDN Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

One of the more popular tricks to lower the latency for web applications is to use edge cache. The idea is to cache JavaScript, CSS and images in servers that are close to the user (i.e. the edge of the Internet). So the latency to access these resources will be much lower.

 

But what about the HTML page? Normally there are many information captured in a HTML page. Some (e.g. news article) are cacheable. Some (e.g. personal information) are not. That makes it hard to cache the entire HTML page. And that’s where Edge Side Include (ESI) can help.

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Cedexis announces Fusion: Makes Big Data Actionable To Improve Website And Content Delivery

Cedexis announces Fusion: Makes Big Data Actionable To Improve Website And Content Delivery | CDN Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Cedexis Fusion integrates data from third party software, hardware and network monitoring tools, in addition to CDN and Cloud usage data, to enable a wide range of performance, availability and costs-for-performance traffic shaping.

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