Blog: Passport to the Web

Passport to the Web

CDNetworks is fanatical about Web Performance and we combine this with our expertise of regional markets.  In this blog we’ll discuss many topics including business and marketing topics like emerging market strategies (e.g. China, Russia) and deep dive into technical topics including end user experience, web acceleration best practices, and other issues seen by our customers. We hope that this blog will help us to better connect with you and you with us and that you will find our postings relevant, informative, and actionable.

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6 Common China Acceleration Hurdles to Overcome

December 16, 2014, Alex Ha

Once your enterprise’s web content can successfully, efficiently, and consistently reach its Chinese audience, you can expect a subsequent revenue increase. China’s growing Internet economy deserves all the attention it receives; ranked #1 in the world, it reached 109 billion Yuan (~US$16B) by the third quarter of 2012, up 64% year-over-year. Like most good things […]

Alex Ha Alex Ha
Vice President of Service & Support

The ecommerce CDN: Big, robust, dynamic

December 16, 2014, Tom Nicolson
ecommerce people

A Content Delivery Network is designed to hold and deliver huge levels of traffic to keep ecommerce sites working irrespective of traffic spikes.

Tom Nicolson Tom Nicolson
New Business Executive

What’s the Difference between an Application Delivery Network and a Content Delivery Network?

December 9, 2014, Junho Choi

What’s the difference between an application delivery network and a content delivery network? In the most general sense, CDNs optimize static content while ADNs are typically responsible for web acceleration of dynamic content. Each solution is designed to accelerate the web experience while reducing load times.

Junho Choi Junho Choi
CTO/Performance Team Lead

Effects of Implementing an Application Delivery Network

November 26, 2014, William Vuong
Application Management and Delivery

Application performance management (APM) is increasing out of necessity. If the success or functionality of your business is critically dependent on reliable application or cloud performance (i.e. ecommerce or mobile internal/client communications), then you’re most likely in the market for an application delivery network (ADN). Let’s take a look at some of the challenges an […]

William Vuong William Vuong
Web Communications Enthusiast

Global is Still the Key

November 24, 2014, Tom Nicolson

The news this week that Edgecast was blocked in China, bringing to its knees “thousands of websites” in the process, brought into sharp focus the challenges that ambitious companies face to achieve true global performance. CDNs have evolved tremendously since their founding in the late nineties – despite the entry of a plethora of smaller […]

Tom Nicolson Tom Nicolson
New Business Executive

To reach China, your CDN must be licensed to deliver in China

November 20, 2014, John Kang
The Great Firewall

Ensuring your website is not blocked in China goes beyond ensuring the content is acceptable (i.e., the Great Firewall).  Companies must do their due diligence when deciding on their Content Delivery Network (CDN) vendors if they are doing business in China because not all CDNs are licensed to host and deliver web content within Mainland […]

John Kang John Kang
Vice President of Business Development

22 Stats for Understanding China’s Internet Market

November 18, 2014, William Vuong

Each year on Singles Day, similar to Cyber Monday in the US, the amount of shoppers visiting China’s most popular ecommerce sites exceed the entire Brazilian population. Single’s Day 2014 generated over 9 Billion dollars in online sales revenue, nearly doubling last year’s total. This massive online consumer base plus exponential market potential puts China […]

William Vuong William Vuong
Web Communications Enthusiast

The Checklist All Online Gambling Site Managers Must Have

November 10, 2014, Corina Cooper

The Next-Gen CDN Checklist Selecting the right type of content delivery network (CDN) is a critical decision when it comes to the security and performance of your online gambling website. As demonstrated in the case study featuring online gambling enterprise, Bally Technologies a next-generation CDN provides outstanding value in terms of optimizing user experiences and […]

Corina Cooper Corina Cooper
Marketing Programs Manager

What is a CDN? Learn the Basics from these Short Videos

November 5, 2014, William Vuong
CDN Basics

What is a CDN? In a nutshell, it is an interconnected network of servers placed around the world for faster delivery of web content (websites and applications) to the end user. Reducing the distance web content is required to travel between the server and end user, reduces the load time and improves the overall browsing […]

William Vuong William Vuong
Web Communications Enthusiast

Update on SSLv3 “POODLE” Security Vulnerability

October 28, 2014, Junho Choi

Immediately following the public disclosure of the POODLE vulnerability(CVE-2014-3566), CDNetworks disabled CBC ciphers for use with SSLv3 connections to protect our customers and their users. All traffic delivered via CDNetworks has been fully protected from POODLE since then. As part of our continual process of security enhancements, we will begin fully disabling support for SSLv3 […]

Junho Choi Junho Choi
CTO/Performance Team Lead