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Matt Ringel

Matt Ringel

December 20, 2012 12:12 PM

Is Your Infrastructure Thinking Too Hard? (Part 1)

Akamai's Enterprise Architects regularly perform site assessments for customers to help maximize performance in terms of speed, scalability and reliability for their Akamai setup and their origin infrastructure. The first step in this process is what we call discovery, where we dig deep into the customer's web architecture and website. This allows us to understand the whole story of how the website functions, along with business goals and design decisions.Out of

Akamai

Akamai

December 4, 2012 10:10 AM

Situational Performance Measurement with a Splash of ...

Long gone are the days when you could gut-check website performance by running a straightforward synthetic backbone test on a simulated browser. The web has evolved, and the old ways of measuring performance do not line up with how end users interact with today's website. The web -- and how websites perform in the real world -- are directly related to the various ways users interact with them. I covered

Akamai

Akamai

November 19, 2012 1:23 PM

The Case for Imagination

My daughter's favorite TV show is "SpongeBob SquarePants." She loves it. Nothing else even comes close. Because she's such a fan, I downloaded the top 100 episodes on the family iPad and we watched one in bed last Sunday.In the episode, titular character SpongeBob and his pal Patrick claim that all you need to have fun is an empty cardboard box. When their friend Squidward asks why they're interested in

Lorenz Jakober

Lorenz Jakober

November 16, 2012 11:30 AM

End-Users' Web Experience Expectations Just Keep Get ...

People have high expectations. Web performance is no different. End-users expect fast and engaging web experiences. It doesn't matter if they use a PC, smartphone or tablet to interact with your web application. According to recent end-user research 89 percent of tablet, 59 percent of smartphone and 83 percent of PC users expect a website to load in 3 seconds or less. Now if we compare web performance expectations to

Lorenz Jakober

Lorenz Jakober

November 12, 2012 11:30 AM

Is Web and Mobile Application Performance A Business ...

At this point it's well documented that no one likes to wait for webpages to load. On top of it organizations across industries understand that web performance impacts the bottom line.The problem is delivering fast, rich, engaging web experiences across an increasing variety of browsers, mobile devices, networks and locations is not easy. To find out more about the challenges of delivering quality web and mobile experiences in this complex

Akamai

Akamai

November 7, 2012 12:33 PM

Are You Hunting or Farming?

If you want your online business to keep pace, you need to find new customers and retain existing ones.According to Internet Retailer, Amazon grew its business 40.6% last year. If we're being honest about the world of e-commerce, the reality is that there's Amazon, and then there's everyone else. Amazon sets the standard.But let's ignore Amazon's $48 billion in revenue and focus instead on its growth number: Did your business

Akamai

Akamai

October 5, 2012 2:09 PM

Tim on a tablet in Toledo...? No Problem

Anyone following the Akamai blog for the past few weeks will have seen a lot of talk about this thing we're calling "situational performance." Product Manager Assaf Kremer explained why one size doesn't fit all in today's web performance world. M.J. Johnson, a Product Marketing Director here at Akamai - and his whiteboard - were ready for a close up to illustrate how user situations impact web performance.Now, it's Mike

Stephen Ludin

Stephen Ludin

October 3, 2012 2:40 PM

HTTP/2.0 - What is it and Why Should You Care?

An Aging StandardHTTP is old.  How old?  Let's look at a timeline to start:1991 - HTTP/0.91996 - HTTP/1.01999 - HTTP/1.12013? - HTTP/2.0 Our beloved protocol that has been powering the information age in which we all live has been kicking around for over 21 years. Further, it has not had a major version change in 13!  Using the dog year's metaphor, this puts the invention of HTTP back in the

Akamai Edge

Akamai Edge

October 3, 2012 12:22 PM

Global Industry Leaders to Gather at #AkamaiEdge 201 ...

The largest annual gathering of Akamai customers and partners, the Akamai Edge Conference, is taking place next week at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and will feature speakers from more than 40 companies. Registration information and the complete agenda can be found at: www.akamai.com/edgeBusiness and technology leaders from Amadeus, Build.com, Cisco, CTV, Grainger, GREE, Guitar Center, Symantec, USAA, Visa, and many others, are scheduled to present during