Author Archive for John McIlwain
I am Director of Product Management at CDNetworks, focusing on new and existing products. I get the chance to work with our customers, partners and all CDNetworks departments on new ideas to make our products and services the best in the world.
In today’s fast-paced digital landscape users expect content to be delivered at a rapid pace on a local and global scale. This creates a challenge for content delivery network providers to overcome any existing latency issues. Slow load times can cause users to instantly click away from a website’s content, resulting in a potential loss [...]
Did your Web site go down last week? The DNS outage at GoDaddy made not just the technical news, but the nightly news. CNN, Fox News, ABC, CBS and others covered the approximately 6 hour outage where several million Web sites were unavailable. An InformationWeek article(1) notes that one GoDaddy customer, RunningsShoes.com lost $50,000 in [...]
TO BUILD OR NOT TO BUILD, THAT IS THE QUESTION Fortune 500 companies, whether they are manufacturers, software-as-a-service providers, or retailers, can’t afford to ignore the opportunities for revenue generation and process efficiency presented by today’s global Internet economy. As a result, many have established an extended enterprise of customers, employees, and partners with end [...]
CDNs minimize the need for “Website Disaster Recovery”. If you are well prepared for IT disasters, then you don’t need to waste unnecessary energy recovering from disasters. An unprecedented storm hit the Northeast recently, causing widespread outages across half-dozen states and leaving many businesses and families with substantial loss and damage. With about 1 million [...]
You have probably heard about it – the Global Internet Speedup Initiative. If you are already using a CDN provider, you are probably wondering if and how this can have any impact on your website speed and application performance. And what has DNS got to do with all of this anyway? In order to understand [...]
For the past 9 months, CDNetworks has been working on obtaining PCI-DSS certification and we are pleased to have just received our certification. As director of product management, I am responsible for guiding the product portfolio and launching new products to market and overseen the PCI certification from end-to end. Having witnessed the certification process [...]