Web Performance
Everything You Need to Know about Data Transmission

There are immense amounts of data being transferred between business networks around the globe. The amount of data transferred within a given time period is the data transfer rate, which specifies whether or not a network can be used for tasks that require complex, data-intensive applications.

Network congestion, latency, server health, and insufficient infrastructure can bring data transmission rates to a sub-par level, affecting overall business performance. High-speed data transfer rates are essential to processing complex tasks like online streaming and large file transfers....

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Understanding Your Ecommerce Site’s Global Performance

What drives the success of your e-commerce site? No matter how sharp and professional your logo or site may be, your marketing efforts may not be enough to increase traffic or improve conversion rates. Optimizing your global site performance is the key to reaching more users and maximizing results.

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Usain Bolt vs. Your Site Load Time - What's Quicker?

What’s quicker – the time it takes for your website to load in China, or the time it takes for Usain Bolt to run 100m? Take our Web Performance Test to find out!

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Overconfidence and underpreparedness in DDoS mitigation, and the dangers for European businesses

With DDoS attacks now making headlines regularly, the threat of being the next target is very much real for European businesses. The Mirai botnet of October 2016 is a perfect example. This prolific attack undermined the likes of Twitter, Amazon and the BBC, and highlights how cybercriminals are taking advantage of the increasing number of connected devices to carry out cyber-attacks en masse. The recent news of the Reaper botnet only adds more fuel to the fire, especially when it is rumoured to have the potential to cause more damage than its predecessor.

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Lag: A Scourge for Online Game Players Around the World

Whether you’re playing a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game, or a shooter, lag can make a game nearly unplayable. It’s frustrating to be beaten by a lesser player just because their internet connection is superior.

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Media Delivery: How it Can Make or Break Your Business

Consumer expectations for superior, uninterrupted media delivery have never been higher, and there’s no end in sight. The better the technology becomes, the more demand for continuous delivery is created. As consumers move away from expensive cable or dish packages, it is becoming clear that programming options and unhindered viewing of any media content is a requirement.

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How Latency Can Make or Break Your Sales on Cyber Monday

Fifteen years ago, it was a normal and expected occurrence to sit and wait for a website to load. Now that high speed connections are available to almost everyone, the loading of web page isn’t usually noticed. Except, however, if the website doesn’t load quickly enough.

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Emerging Markets Abroad – Is Your Business Reaching its International Market?

Learn strategies for extending your e-commerce business to International markets!

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Pilgrimage to Performance – Is Your Ecommerce Site Ready for the Holidays?

Are you expecting huge amounts of concurrent traffic this upcoming shopping season? Can you afford to take the risk of undeliverable content due to a crowded network because of fluctuating traffic? Don’t let your site fail and miss targets during the most lucrative season of the year. Look at a Multi-CDN strategy.

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eCommerce without CDN - No Chance of Survival

Optimized web performance will not only increase the likelihood that a customer has a positive experience, but will highly increase the chances of returning visits and making a purchase on an e-commerce site. 86 percent of U.S. adults say that they will pay more for a better customer experience. Accelerate your site's performance with the right CDN and maintain customer loyalty

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Defend Internet Freedom: Participate in Net Neutrality Day of Action

Net neutrality is a basic technology principle that keeps the Internet open for creativity and free exchange of ideas. Without these protections, users will have to pay more money for poor experiences, no matter age, location, or social status. Visit https://www.battleforthenet.com/ to have your comments heard.

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5 Statistics that Prove DevOps Practices Improve Web Performance

A recent neuroscience study measuring user reactions to network performance revealed that the stress caused by web delays is comparable to watching a horror movie!

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EXPANDING GLOBAL BUSINESSES NEED DYNAMIC WEB ACCELERATION

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.

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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.

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FASTER ECOMMERCE WEBSITES EQUAL HIGHER CONVERSIONS

We are excited to announce that CDNetworks has introuduced image optimization that can reduce your ecommerce website download speeds even further. High resolution images provide a great online user experience, but they can slow a website down. Slower websites decrease conversions as busy shoppers lose patience and leave for the competition. 

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REAL USER MONITORING VS. SYNTHETIC WEBSITE MONITORING

Or, maybe both. Synthetic monitoring simulates an action or path through a website by employing user defined scripts. You choose the intervals to measure each action or path. Real User Monitoring or RUM monitors all website traffic and gathers data from every user on your website, differentiating browsers and networks.

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Are you following data compliance rules globally?

Even if your headquarters is in the US, you still need to be aware of data compliance rules in the countries you serve. For instance, if you have customers or employees in France, Germany or anywhere in the European Union (EU), you are required to limit storage of their personal data to servers located in […]

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CLOUD SECURITY SUPERIOR TO ON-PREMISE DATA CENTER SECURITY

Enterprise Management Associates’ (EMA) new study found that 77% of respondents felt cloud security was superior to their organization’s traditional on-premises data center security. They cited the following reasons for trusting cloud security over on premise. 

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APPLICATION PERFORMANCE DELAYS CAUSE LOSSES IN REVENUE

A new Nimble Storage and Oxford Economics study reveals US companies may be losing  $7.5B in worker productivity annually due to slow application performance. 76% of US business application users said application speed significantly impacts their ability to perform their best in the workplace.

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ON DEMAND WEBCAST: SECURELY SHARE APPS WITH 3RD PARTIES

If you missed the CDNetworks and 451 Research webcast where 451 Analyst Jim Davis took us through trends in secure application access including antidotes and best practices, you can see the recording here.

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TOP 4 REASONS WHY YOUR WEBSITE IS STILL SLOW WITH A CDN

A CDN (content delivery network) service is intended to accelerate web page load times, however numerous factors could be slowing down your web site or web application despite using a CDN.

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PERIMETER SECURITY ALONE CAN CREATE A VULNERABLE SOFT CENTER

When talking with analyst firms including Forrester and 451, we are hearing a lot about the vulnerable “soft center” exposed when enterprises employ only a perimeter security strategy.

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MOVING YOUR ENTERPRISE APPLICATION SECURITY TO A SECURE CLOUD

Instead of using a VPN to allow remote access to enterprise applications, consider a moving access to a secure cloud. Remote employees, partners, or customers have no need to interact with your firewall, network, or datacenter to complete their tasks within a particular application.

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APPLICATION SECURITY FOR A REMOTE WORKFORCE

Permitting – even encouraging – employees to work remotely is a growing trend in the U.S. and worldwide. Thanks to today’s cloud-based technologies and collaboration tools, employees are able to work together, even when they are at opposite ends of the world.

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CDNETWORKS PRESENTS THE FIRST ZERO TRUST CDN FOR ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS

Last week, we had a great conversation with John Kindervag, Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Security & Risk Professionals at Forrester®. 

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HOW APPLICATION PERFORMANCE AND SECURITY IMPACT CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Customers have incredible power at their fingertips. Whether those fingers are typing on a keyboard or holding a mobile phone, consumers have the ability to make empowered decisions on what, where, and how they are going to make purchases. 

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WHY WEB APPLICATION PERFORMANCE IS CRITICAL TO SCALING YOUR WEBSITE

As we begin a new year, much like those New Year’s resolutions, businesses set new goals. They typically fall along the lines of growth – in revenue, in employees, in customers – and quality, for example, developing better leads, attracting top talent, or improving customer experience.

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28% of Application Breaches Result from Weak Remote-Access Security

According to the 2015 Trustwave Global Security Report, 28% of security breaches were due to weak remote application access security.

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Delivery Network Investment

Today’s employees are doing more with less. At the same time, they are shirking the idea of the traditional office in favor of remote, on-the-go work enabled by valuable web applications, widespread broadband access and other technological advancements.

 

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10 Critical Elements of Web Application Performance

Today’s businesses expect more from their web applications. Whether it’s increasing productivity and collaboration, streamlining previously tedious processes, or nurturing customers, web applications are the foundation of the modern global enterprises.

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4 Business Benefits to fast Application Delivery via a CDN

Web 2.0 applications, software-as-a-service and other cloud technologies are just a few of the essential components to enterprise success.

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What’s Driving the Growth of Content Delivery Networks in 2015?

Content delivery networks, a concept and technology that’s been around since the 1990s, have evolved right alongside the dynamic dramatic changes to the internet and the way people use the web.

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CDNetworks Celebrates 15 years!

On May 27th, CDNetworks celebrated 15 years of accelerating websites!

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20 Web Performance Twitter Profiles to Follow

With roughly 300 million active users, Twitter is a veritable juggernaut. Every second, roughly 6,000 tweets are sent globally. If you’re new to Twitter, or even a veteran user, it can be a challenge to find the most relevant Twitter users to your passions and interests.

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10 Sites to Help You Through the Web Performance Buying Process

Today’s B2B buyers in the United States are more active online than ever before, spending significant amounts of time and money on the web to research and make purchases that best fit their needs.

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How Content Delivery Networks Work

In MicroMarketMonitor’s recent report, it was noted that the North American content delivery network market is expected to grow from $1.95 billion in 2013 to $7.83 billion in 2019. One significant factor driving this growth is end user interaction with online content.

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10 Stats Supporting A Mobile CDN Investment

It has become the norm for users to browse the web, shop online, and stream video on mobile devices.

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10 Stats Supporting A Mobile CDN Investment

It has become the norm for users to browse the web, shop online, and stream video on mobile devices. What’s more, users expect the same quality experience on an iPhone powered by 3G while walking down the street as they would on their laptop in an office with high-speed Internet.

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The ecommerce CDN: Big, robust, dynamic

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

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

By now, you may have heard about the benefits of a content delivery network (CDN) or an application delivery network (ADN), and wondered what all the commotion was about.

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EFFECTS OF IMPLEMENTING AN APPLICATION DELIVERY NETWORK

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). Download the Whitepaper, A Unified Approach to Website and Web[...]

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Global is Still the Key

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.

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5 CONSIDERATIONS FOR PREPARING YOUR ECOMMERCE SITE FOR THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON

With the holidays fast approaching, site managers are preparing for the massive waves of online shoppers. While promotional activities, updating the online catalog and creating appealing offers are all important elements of maximizing the anticipated holiday sales revenue, web performance also plays a critical role. Download the Whitepaper, A Great Ecommerce Platform does not Guarantee a […]

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5 WEBSITE SPEED TEST TOOLS FOR OPTIMIZING WEB PERFORMANCE

Speed is a critical element of running a successful website and should always be a priority for site managers. In addition to providing a lag-free and responsive user experience, a fast loading website also has a direct impact on the overall performance of the website.  Faster loading websites benefit from better user engagement, higher conversion rates, higher SEO rankings and much more.

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ANALYZING THE PERFORMANCE IMPACT OF EDNS-CLIENT-SUBNET ON CDN: PART 2

Continuing from the previous post, this post will discuss how supporting edns-client-subnet in global load balancing changes CDN performance. I enabled edns-client-subnet support in CDNetworks’ GSLB for Cedexis domains and compared before and after results.

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ANALYZING THE PERFORMANCE IMPACT OF EDNS-CLIENT-SUBNET ON CDN: PART 1

CDNetworks has been a member of A Faster Internet and added support of edns-client-subnet extension to our platform. In this post I’ll talk about what we have seen recently as well as the actual impact of global CDN performance. This article has 2 parts:

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HOW WEB PERFORMANCE CAN POSITIVELY SHAPE THE ONLINE USER EXPERIENCE

Optimal web performance is essential for ensuring a great online user experience and should be a top priority for brands with a digital presence. Unfortunately, there are still websites and web entities that fail to properly address slow load times, poor site designs, and sub-par mobile experiences.

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CDNETWORKS 2014 CUSTOMER SURVEY

We recently asked our customers to tell us about improvements to their business since starting with CDNetworks. We are excited about the great results including:

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3 REASONS WHY IMPROVING ECOMMERCE WEBSITE SPEED IS A MUST

Competition is fierce in ecommerce and appealing offers and product selections alone are no longer sufficient for getting ahead of the competition. Online shoppers demand a good user experience comprised of user-friendliness, site reliability, and speed (responsiveness). Of these components, website speed continues to grow in importance due to its direct impact on sales and conversions.