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Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

November 25, 2013 9:39 AM

So...just how important are Operator CDNs?

Of course WE'RE going to say that Operator CDNs are important, we're Akamai. But what do the operators think? And further to that, what do the consumers think? In IDC's recently released white paper -- Broadband and Pay TV Operators Adopt CDN Strategies to Manage Changes in Consumer Video Behavior -- we find out. This white paper draws on extensive interviews with leading communications service providers in the US as well

Pierre Lermant

Pierre Lermant

November 22, 2013 9:53 AM

Part 2: A practical guide to web resource caching

The first part of this series reminded our reader on the best practices for caching and emphasized the need to isolate personal data from any page view content. In this second blog post, we will provide actual caching value recommendations for client browsers and edge servers. We categorize each resource by time sensitivity, list the main observed use cases for each of them, and propose TTL values for the client

Pierre Lermant

Pierre Lermant

November 14, 2013 8:47 AM

A practical guide to web resource caching, part 1

Web resource caching provides the dual benefit of reducing load on the origin infrastructure while accelerating the content delivered to the clients. Yet, because of business and technical requirements, it is often difficult to select the best caching rules for the client browser and the Akamai edge servers. In this 2-part blog I will review industry's best practices and offer recommendations for common use cases. Part 1 will walk

Helen Yang

Helen Yang

October 21, 2013 1:25 PM

How can you control and optimize network access poli ...

The following is a guest post from Director Global Service Delivery Patrice Boffa and Solutions Architect Harish Jakkal.Locking down access to a Web application based on information from the Network Layer of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model is the most basic level of request filtering mechanism available. There are many network firewalls in the market that inspect the source/destination IP address of the request to making routing decisions on

Manuel Alvarez

Manuel Alvarez

October 11, 2013 8:15 AM

Akamai at Velocity New York and WebPerfDays

While some of you are attending and enjoying the Edge conference, some of us are preparing for other great Web Performance conferences where you can listen and meet some of the members of the Akamai's Advance Solutions Group. Velocity NYC Colin Bendell will be speaking at Velocity NYC on the topic "Performance Impacts of i18n, l10n and m18n" on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.  If you are planning to expand your

Matt Ringel

Matt Ringel

October 4, 2013 12:07 PM

You Must Try, and then You Must Ask

I like working with grownups.Here's an example:When I was a wee little New Hire at my current employer, one of the things that came up a lot was the "15 minute rule." That is, if you're stuck on a problem, take a solid 15 minutes to bash your brain against it in whatever manner you see fit. However, if you still don't have an answer after 15 minutes, you must ask someone. I shorten

Helen Yang

Helen Yang

September 17, 2013 11:54 AM

How to increase the size of your page without affect ...

The following is a guest post from Director Global Service Delivery Patrice Boffa and Associate Solutions Architect Seema Puthyapurayil.We know that the average page size tends to increase overtime; we can confirm this statement using the available Web performance data in Google BigQuery and HTTP Archive.  Analyzing the HTTP Archive data for + 300,000 popular sites in the last nine months, we can validate that the average page size increased

David Senecal

David Senecal

September 12, 2013 7:57 AM

Slow DoS on the Rise

The following is a guest post from Senior Enterprise Architect David Senecal and Sr. Solutions Architect Aseem Ahmed Recent years have been very dramatic in security landscape with emerging threats; the application layer is now a more prominent target.  The new (and deadly) Layer 7 attacks called slow HTTP Denial of Service (DoS) attacks are on the rise.  Although they are not as new as they might sound, anything that