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Mark Ingerman

Mark Ingerman

February 9, 2016 10:11 AM

Splitting traffic over multiple origins: there's a C ...

In our last blog post, we discussed the many ways the Request Control Cloudlet could be used to provide conditional visitor access to your site or application. In this post, I'll break down which easy-to-configure Cloudlet app - Phased Release or Audience Segmentation - is right for you when it comes to splitting traffic over two or more origins.

Akamai

Akamai

February 4, 2016 2:53 PM

Understanding Brotli's Potential

When it comes to compression on the web, GZIP reigns supreme. In the 18 years since GZIP was first supported by browsers, other compression methods have been introduced but none have matched GZIP's combination of speed, support and results.

Tejinder Singh

Tejinder Singh

January 29, 2016 11:03 AM

How your caching strategy will evolve with Fast Purg ...

After having fine tuned every knob, switch, and slider to maximize cacheability on the Akamai Network, you head over to look at the offload graph hovering at a hair under 100 percent, taking immense pride in what you've accomplished. All in a day's work! The next morning rolls around and you come to find out that the Marketing team is launching a promotion to increase customer engagement and sales that

Stephen Ludin

Stephen Ludin

January 28, 2016 10:32 AM

How to Start Optimizing in an H/2 World

If there was ever a truism it is that technology is rapidly evolving under our feet. What was right today, is likely to be sub-optimal tomorrow. This situation can cause a sense of paralysis leading to delayed action because next week the "Next Great Thing" is coming soon. With the advent of HTTP/2 (h2) that translates to holding off on optimizing your web properties. When you have large portions of

Akamai

Akamai

January 27, 2016 10:36 AM

Looking Forward in Insurance - Trends That Are Forci ...

The discussions among the insurance industry participants at Akamai's Edge conference this past October were fascinating. It was abundantly clear, that there are major shifts ahead that will set the course for where the industry is headed in the long-term. Although the insurance industry as a whole has been less agile, heavily burdened by legacy systems and is really one of the last data-driven businesses to realize a full digital

Eric Fullerton

Eric Fullerton

January 14, 2016 2:42 PM

Winning Web Performance Part 3 - Increasing Self Ser ...

These API's are critical to us...without them, we're hurting. - Terry Drozdowski, Director of Engineering, Exceda. At Akamai, we believe the future of the Internet lies in the hands of the developers and architects who tackle hard problems every day. With our Open Platform Initiative, we simplified access to the Akamai Intelligent Platform for better and easier integration with home-grown and third party technologies and applications. The initiative exposes the

Les Waltman

Les Waltman

January 6, 2016 1:27 PM

The move to an Encrypted Web

It wasn't too long ago that the only reason a site would leverage HTTPS was to encrypt sensitive data so it couldn't be read in transit. Times are changing and the Internet as we know it is moving more and more towards encrypting all website traffic. Below are 7 good reasons to move your website to only use HTTPS.

Akamai

Akamai

December 17, 2015 1:13 PM

The Travel Challenge - Enabling The User Experience

Two weeks ago key players in the travel industry gathered from around the world to discover, debate and capitalize on the latest trends and opportunities in travel at the PhocusWright Conference in Fort Lauderdale. One of the hottest topics on the agenda was how to improve the travelers' experience from booking to actually traveling - and how important mobile is to that process. While mobile devices generate 25 percent of

Akamai

Akamai

December 17, 2015 11:18 AM

CDNs, Performance and Monitoring - Part 2: KPIs to m ...

In my previous blog, I showed how seriously the performance of your website can be affected by your CDN, even though many don't include it in their monitoring strategy. To enable you to improve your performance tuning and rapid troubleshooting, you must monitor your CDN along with the rest of your systems and do so effectively. In this blog I'll show you how to do just that.