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Manuel Alvarez

Manuel Alvarez

January 8, 2015 10:00 AM

Accelerating Single Page Apps and Mobile Apps

Single page apps and hybrid mobile apps share something in common: a rich semi-static wrapper that makes API calls for small objects, normally JSON. It is a performance oriented design pattern where large content is cached as close as possible to the client (Edge server, client cache, etc.) and non-cacheable content is small and can be compressed and minified.

Pierre Lermant

Pierre Lermant

December 11, 2014 11:00 AM

Dynamic Content: A Short TTL as an Alternative to Pu ...

Purging URLs at the Edge when its underlying content changes at the origin infrastructure may seem to be the best way to manage a website dynamic content. Or is it? In this post, we'll explore the pros and cons of purging, and offer an alternative when appropriate.

Akamai

Akamai

November 18, 2014 2:00 PM

Did you prepare for the onslaught of traffic this ho ...

The holiday shopping season is quickly approaching, which means that retailers will start seeing an uptick in traffic to their websites. While traffic increases certainly have the potential to positively impact the bottom line, surges in activity can also result in downtime, if you don't prepare. Why is this a problem? Even a minute of downtime can cost thousands - or hundreds of thousands - of dollars and can damage

Rajiv Aaron Manglani

Rajiv Aaron Manglani

November 7, 2014 12:00 PM

Introducing SHA-2 Certificates and Forward Secrecy

In order to provide a higher level of transport-layer security, Akamai will soon be introducing two notable changes to SSL/TLS support on our secure platform. These new features will upgrade your sites' SSL/TLS configuration to be consistent with new industry standards around encryption and certificates.

Manuel Alvarez

Manuel Alvarez

October 3, 2014 7:38 AM

The Power of the Community

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure to deliver an Ignite session at WebPerfDays NY. In my talk, I explained how humans have reached the top of the food chain by managing knowledge in better ways than other species (slides). One of the key differentiators in human management of knowledge is how we interact with one another socially. Bees don't tell bees from a different beehive where to find

Mani Sundaram

Mani Sundaram

September 18, 2014 10:00 AM

Akamai SOC + PLX SOC + Akamai Cloud Security Solutio ...

Over the last five months, the services and support management teams from Akamai have been working hard on integrating the Akamai and Prolexic Security Operation Center (SOC). Given the progress that we've made along the way, we think it would be timely for us to talk about how this effort from both companies could help our customers against the ever-changing attack sphere.

Pierre Lermant

Pierre Lermant

July 29, 2014 11:00 AM

Top Five Web Performance Pitfalls: How to prevent th ...

Every web site is unique, and each presents its own set of performance challenges and opportunities. These challenges can be exacerbated by perfectly reasonable business goals and site features, which can negatively affect the overall end-user experience. Business requirements (more features/ads), analytics (data beacons), time to market (we want it now), resources and cost constraints are all considerations that should be balanced with their effect on delivering a web experience

Patrice Boffa

Patrice Boffa

July 15, 2014 9:59 AM

Search Engine Impersonation: The Wolf in Sheep's Clo ...

All companies with a web presence want search engines to crawl their sites and index their content because it's the easiest way to drive traffic, improve visibility and increase business. The fact is that companies want search engines to crawl their site on a regular basis and index as much content as possible. As such, they usually assume that all search engine requests are legitimate and really don't pay much

Matt Ringel

Matt Ringel

July 9, 2014 10:25 AM

Pitch. Presentation. Proposal.

Getting people to say they're interested in an idea is easy. Getting people to commit to an idea is hard. Let's talk about the difference between a Pitch, a Presentation, and a Proposal.