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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.

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 real users, Akamai's Intelligent Platform is able to determine which resources are common across user sessions, and automatically push those resources down to the browser ahead of the user request, resulting in faster time to first byte (TTFB). The specific implementation of server push described in this blog remains in beta, and was a preliminary step towards Akamai building a more intelligent and easier to use automatic server push capability that we continue to refine and build on.

To learn more about Adaptive Acceleration, and the steps for Ion customers to turn on the Automatic Server Push feature, head over to the Web Performance Community.

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 will discuss an exciting component of the new HTTP/2 protocol - server push.

At Akamai, we are always seeking ways to push the envelope when it comes to adopting new technology and making it readily available for our customers, which is why we were the first CDN to support HTTP/2 on our platform. In our effort to continue to embrace HTTP/2, we are excited to announce the beta for HTTP/2 Server Push capability.

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.

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.

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 vendors.

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.

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.

4 Critical Focus Areas

During a recent business trip, I had the opportunity to finally see Adam McKay's wonderful portrayal of the horror that was the 2008 financial crisis - "The Big Short." Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell brought me right back to that time, not so long ago, when we all witnessed the fall of major Wall Street firms and the destruction caused by the sub-prime mortgage boom.

Games Industry Leaders Speak About Player Experience

Whenever I'm at a games event, I try to start debates. My go-to firestarter is the topic of whether or not we're doing everything we can to make the player experience better. Some people insist that players don't care, and will put up with anything. Others argue that gameplay is king. Still others (close to my heart) suggest that there are many places where the player experience could be made better.

We've always known that you never get a second chance to make a first impression and it couldn't be truer than it is with mobile financial services. It takes less than two-tenths of a second for an online visitor to form a first opinion of your brand, and as noted in Akamai's recent whitepaper "Digital Transformation, Millennials and the Future of Financial Services", 52% of mobile financial services customers expect pages to load in two seconds or less, while 23% expect instant page load. Consumer's high expectations for mobile financial services, coupled with the rise of digitally native competition, mean the stakes have never been higher for banks and insurers looking to acquire new customers. When banks and insurers get this right and delight customers with exceptional digital experiences, it becomes much easier to sell additional products, prove value, and create loyal customers. Loyal customers are the ultimate nirvana for financial institutions because the added cost of selling another product to an existing customer is often only about ten percent of the cost of selling that same product to a new customer.

Here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that your customer remains central to your mobile strategy.