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April 2016 Archives

Nelson Rodriguez

Nelson Rodriguez

April 28, 2016 9:24 AM

Performance matters. A tale of video games

I'm the center of the universe. Aren't you? Most people who works on games have a self-centered view. The lead artist figures the player cares the most about character designs and expansive vistas. The composer knows that players are moved first and foremost by the swell of the opening music. The multiplayer designer is certain that players couldn't care less about campaigns, and only notice well-balanced PvP.

Ed Dao

Ed Dao

April 27, 2016 9:16 AM

HTTP/2 enables more intelligent resource loading via ...

This blog post is part of an ongoing series where we will discuss a wide range of H2-related topics. In today's post, the first of a two-part "series within a series", we will discuss the challenges and importance of prioritization of streams in leveraging HTTP/2 to achieve performance improvement.

Akamai

Akamai

April 26, 2016 8:59 AM

Community, Convenience, and the Claviger

One of the most common complaints on the Akamai Community is from people who are browsing the web from IP addresses that Akamai has seen performing malicious activity. Depending on the severity and number of these malicious activities, Akamai assigns the IP address a rating that predicts the likelihood that the IP will perform a malicious act in the future. These ratings come from our Client Reputation module, a module

Akhil Jayaprakash

Akhil Jayaprakash

April 25, 2016 7:58 AM

Are you ready for HTTP/2 Server Push?!

Update: As of February 2017, the latest version of Akamai Ion has introduced an even more powerful capability designed to help customers leverage the server push feature of H/2. Called "Automatic Server Push", and introduced as part of the new set of capabilities known as Adaptive Acceleration, this fully productized feature allows customers to turn on server push capabilities with the simple flick of a configuration switch. Using data from

Kate Jenkins

Kate Jenkins

April 22, 2016 12:16 PM

Akamai Inspires Girl Scouts Through Internet Technol ...

Akamai's next "Girls Who Code" summer immersion program is still a couple of months away, but in the meantime I wanted to tell you about our involvement with another fantastic organization inspiring girls to pursue tech careers - the Girl Scouts.

Akamai SIRT Alerts

Akamai SIRT Alerts

April 21, 2016 10:00 AM

#OpKillingBay Expands Attacks

By Bill Brenner, Akamai SIRT Senior Tech Writer Operation Killing Bay, better known as #OpKillingBay on social media sites, is expanding. Historically, malicious attackers participating in OpKillingBay have targeted Japanese government websites and sites of companies participating in whale and dolphin hunting. These attackers often see themselves as protesters or activists, in addition to hackers and refer to themselves as "hacktivists."

Jonathan Singer

Jonathan Singer

April 19, 2016 11:42 AM

Singapore Cable Cut Demonstrates Power of a Highly D ...

On February 29th, marine cable cuts in and around Singapore caused significant connectivity issues that now, over a month later, have not been entirely resolved. * This has caused problems for many online businesses that operate in and around the Pacific Rim; however, Akamai customers have had a different experience than everyone else.

Noreen Hafez

Noreen Hafez

April 18, 2016 6:30 AM

Akamai's State of the Art Command and Control Center ...

If you've ever visited the Akamai Network Operations Command Centers (NOCC) or Security Operations Control Centers (SOCC), you're familiar with Akamai's expansive state-of-the-art nerve centers of data collection. Every second of every day, the Akamai NOCCs and SOCCs provide customers with a broad breadth of insight into global network conditions and threatening activity, wherever the activity may be occurring.

Stephen Ludin

Stephen Ludin

April 14, 2016 1:46 PM

HTTP/2 Turns One: Farewell to SPDY

Akamai was the first CDN to support HTTP/2. This blog post is part of an ongoing series where we will discuss a wide range of H2-related topics. In today's post, we are boding a fond farewell to SPDY.

Nelson Rodriguez

Nelson Rodriguez

April 14, 2016 8:45 AM

What Does it Mean to Wait for a Game?

It was 11:30pm, and I was standing in a parking lot. The sky was oddly clear for the Pacific Northwest, but the temperature had dropped below 50 degrees, and you could see mist rising from each person as they spoke. Most of us wore branded sweatshirts which weren't really designed to keep you warm, but we were caught up in the energy of the night.

Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

April 13, 2016 12:15 PM

Latest Fed Study Highlights Barriers to Adoption of ...

Each year since 2011 the Federal Reserve has conducted a "Consumers and Mobile Financial Services" survey of over 2,000 US adults on their use of mobile banking. The study focuses on the consumer trends and the use of mobile devices to access financial and banking services, and to help make financial decisions.

Stephen Ludin

Stephen Ludin

April 13, 2016 8:25 AM

How Has Let's Encrypt Impacted Web Security?

When Let's Encrypt was founded at the end of 2014 it had a lofty goal: promote the use of TLS everywhere by making certificates free and server configuration painless. It was noted that for many web administrators, for both large and small sites, TLS was seen as expensive, difficult to configure, and slow. With that headwind, the return on investment was seen as too low to bother unless you were

Shane Keats

Shane Keats

April 12, 2016 12:17 PM

Sports, OTT and the future of live streaming

News broke last week that Twitter had scored the rights to stream 10 NFL games for a reported $10M total. While some are questioning the economics of the deal, it was clear that live streaming of major league sports is a growing opportunity.

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

April 12, 2016 9:08 AM

Akamai is First to Bring Live 4K to Consumers

While there have been many OTT 4K-related announcements leading up to next week's NAB Show, Akamai has already evolved the live/linear 4K workflow from controlled demonstrations to real-world, public, consumer distribution. In fact, live 4K has the potential to reach the market more quickly online as opposed to traditional methods like satellite, IPTV or cable. That's a pretty big deal.

Reeti Verma

Reeti Verma

April 11, 2016 9:24 AM

Analyzing Web Performance: Why you need to go beyond ...

Solutions Architects on the Performance Specialist Team at Akamai closely work on performance analytics, we do a lot of value confirmations for our customers we show how Akamai Web Performance Solutions benefit our customer's websites. As part of our job, we get a lot of requests from customers who want to compare how Akamai stacks up against their current content delivery network (CDN) infrastructure as well as that of other

Akamai

Akamai

April 7, 2016 9:45 AM

HTTP/2 is here; come and get it!

Since showcasing a production demonstration of HTTP/2 at Velocity in 2014 and announcing broad support in 2015, Akamai has been actively working with hundreds of customers to deliver HTTP/2-enabled websites.

Nelson Rodriguez

Nelson Rodriguez

April 6, 2016 12:07 PM

Powers of persuasion

For at least two decades I thought the key to winning people over was to talk persuasively. Use a firm, but cool voice, highlight supporting facts, prepare for objections. Very recently I've started to understand what my longtime friend Chris Paladino had been trying to tell me, though never in direct terms.

Akamai

Akamai

April 6, 2016 11:21 AM

22 mobile stats everyone should know

One year ago, Google announced that it was expanding its use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. Last month, it announced that, beginning in May, it would be rolling out new changes that "increase the effect of the ranking signal to help our users find even more pages that are relevant and mobile-friendly".

Larry Cashdollar

Larry Cashdollar

April 6, 2016 10:00 AM

Half-baked Patching: More Common Than You Think

In the last year or so I've been looking at Wordpress plugins. I've seen some poorly written code, plugins that had little purpose (one plugin's stated purpose was to only download a copy of itself!) and patches that attempted to fix a problem but weren't thorough enough or didn't follow the official Wordpress recommendations and codex. Bad code can not only be a threat to the system it's hosted on

Jim Geronaitis

Jim Geronaitis

April 5, 2016 1:31 PM

The Recipe for SaaS Success Part 2: MINDBODY

In my previous post, I discussed roadblocks to successful SaaS application delivery and IDC's recommendation that most providers partner or buy, rather than build, infrastructure and monitoring cloud services. Now I want to delve into what that process looks like and the business benefits providers can see using MINDBODY, which has perfected their own personal recipe for SaaS success.

Alex Balford

Alex Balford

April 5, 2016 9:12 AM

Bringing OTT Video to Life at NAB

We are less than a month away from NAB and Akamai has some big plans in store. With the amount of buzz centered around over-the-top (OTT) video, our floor presence is dedicated to bringing OTT workflow and delivery to life. Show attendees can experience a behind-the-scenes look at the technologies that are helping drive the seismic transformation in media delivery and consumption. Each section of the Akamai booth will represent

Akamai

Akamai

April 4, 2016 12:14 PM

The Challenges of Connecting Global Networks in the ...

The medical device industry is a global industry. Globalization offers opportunities to increase revenue and decrease costs; it enriches the innovation that drives the industry by enabling collaboration with subject matter experts from across the globe; and it also enables medical device companies to establish global network relationships with suppliers, manufacturing sites, distributors and customers around the world.

Les Waltman

Les Waltman

April 4, 2016 9:27 AM

Ensure Secure Browsing with HTTP Strict Transport Se ...

HTTP Strict Transport Security (known as HSTS for short) is a security signal that instructs the browser to attempt all requests to your website using HTTPS. In short, with HSTS enabled, a modern browser will never attempt to visit your site on HTTP. Furthermore, the browser remembers this instruction for an amount of time you set. So the next time a user visits your website, their browser won't attempt a

Akamai SIRT Alerts

Akamai SIRT Alerts

April 4, 2016 6:00 AM

BillGates Malware used in DDoS Attacks

By Bill Brenner, Akamai SIRT Senior Tech Writer Akamai's Security Intelligence Research Team (SIRT) continues to see the BillGates trojan/bot family of malware being used to launch DDoS attacks. Attackers who control the malware -- first disclosed on a Russian IT website in February 2014 -- can gain full control of infected systems. Akamai SIRT member Tsvetelin Choranov led the research effort outlined in this advisory.