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Passport to Web Performance

Passport to Web Performance

CDNetworks invites you to explore our web acceleration, global content delivery networking, and Cloud Security blog. Get insights on web application performance testing and optimization, tutorials on how CDN technology works, ecommerce in China and other emerging markets, and more. We hope our blog will help you connect with us better and provide you with postings that are relevant, informative, actionable, and tailored to your needs.

Expanding Global Businesses need Dynamic Web Acceleration

The opportunities in emerging markets are exponential. In fact, even Walmart has expanded its stake in Chinese eCommerce giant, JD.com, from 5.9% to 12.1% in just seven months. With many companies expanding globally to increase revenue and market share, a growing number of mission-critical business applications and processes are being moved to the Internet. These […]

Briana Lassig
Briana Lassig
Marketing Manager, CDNetworks Americas
Posted in: Application Performance, Dynamic Web Acceleration, Emerging Markets, General CDN, Web Performance | Comments Closed
Chinese New Year Increases Web Traffic

During the observed Lunar New Year that began on Saturday, January 28th, it is expected that over 100B Yuan (equivalent to $14.4B) will be spent on eating and shopping; more than two times what Americans typically spend during Thanksgiving. This holiday is one of the most important events in the Chinese culture. Traditionally it is a […]

Briana Lassig
Briana Lassig
Marketing Manager, CDNetworks Americas
Posted in: China, eCommerce, Emerging Markets, General CDN | Comments Closed
3 ways to secure ecommerce data
secure ecommerce

With massively increased online shopping taking place this holiday season, it’s normal for your customers to wonder if they are shopping on a secure ecommerce site. There are several ways to provide peace of mind to those shoppers. First, ensure that your site is PCI compliant and reflect that in your privacy policy. The PCI (Payment […]

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
Posted in: eCommerce, Security | Comments Closed
Russia adopts a “China Great Firewall” policy
Russia

Russia’s 84 million internet users are becoming harder to reach by companies based outside the country. Like China, there are barriers to entry for non-domestic businesses. But for those willing to invest, the projected growth rate puts Russia in the top 10 global ecommerce markets by 2020, making it an extremely attractive proposition. Recently, the Guardian […]

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
Posted in: Russia Acceleration | Comments Closed
Manufacturing’s ‘Need for Speed’
manufacturing speed

According to IDC, “manufacturing is ‘hot’ right now with countries creating policies to lure manufacturing and new technologies [thus] changing the economies of scale so that large and small scale value chains can be successful.” It’s not just about keeping costs down anymore. The ‘need for speed’ in all aspects of manufacturing is becoming more […]

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
Posted in: Application Performance, General CDN, Website Speed | Comments Closed
What Chinese consumers expect from international websites

Oban Study: International websites seven times slower than Chinese consumers expect LYDIA OAKES / 30 NOV 2016 China’s $376.2 billion USD e-commerce market may be the biggest in the world, but gaining a foothold there is one of international digital marketing’s biggest challenges. The hurdles – digital or otherwise – often mean that international brands are […]

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
Posted in: China | Comments Closed
If one CDN isn’t enough, try a multi-CDN approach
multi-cdn

Multi-CDN simply means employing more than one CDN. Division of CDN duties can be based on domain, geography, amount of traffic, or which CDN is fastest at any given time. Multi-CDN also ensures higher availability, if one network becomes unavailable, traffic can be routed to another CDN. A multi-CDN strategy is especially important for industries […]

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
Posted in: China, Dynamic Web Acceleration, eCommerce, Emerging Markets, Finance, Gaming, General CDN, Web Performance | Comments Closed
China Singles Day, world’s biggest shopping day

China Singles Day started as a celebration of being single, but has become one of the largest online shopping days in the world with an estimated US $15B spent on November 11, 2015. China’s university students chose the date 11/11, because of the four ones. Now, it appears to be less about being single and […]

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
Posted in: China | Comments Closed
A multi-DNS solution provides fail-over when your vendor is attacked
DNS

The DNS-based DDoS (distributed denial-of-service attack) has become one of the most common attacks on the internet, bringing down end-user websites. The purpose of DNS or Domain Name System, is to lookup a domain name on the internet and provide an IP address. This allows the user to connect to the correct website. A DDoS […]

John McIlwain
John McIlwain
Director, Product Management
Posted in: Cloud, Cloud Load Balancer, DNS, General CDN | Comments Closed
Hey you, get off of my cloud

When it comes to a cloud DDoS attack, you can never be over prepared. You need to fight an army of cloud invaders with a defense infrastructure ready to absorb and offload attack traffic. Building that defense infrastructure yourself is not only cost prohibitive, it potentially will never be enough. Employing a content delivery network […]

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
Posted in: General CDN, Security | Comments Closed