HTTP/3 Evolution
11 Feb 2019
HTTP/3 will be the next evolution in the protocol that changed the world. From humble beginnings in 1991 with the release of HTTP/0.9 to the current standard of HTTP/2, the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) has transformed both business and society forever. HTTP has seen very few version changes over the years. The release of HTTP/1.1 in 1999 remained the standard version for 16 years until HTTP/2 became the new convention in 2015. However, with the continually evolving demands of the web, the [...]
Cloud Security
04 Feb 2019
Threats that could compromise the security of your cloud environment consist of both universal and cloud-specific risks. If you examine the Cloud Security Alliance report on the 12 biggest threats to cloud computing, it includes elements such as system vulnerabilities and malicious insiders. Security issues such as these two examples have been prevalent in non-cloud computing environments for decades. Although some stated cloud security issues may be universal, you still need to follow industry best practice to ensure your environment is secure. Even though the Top 12 [...]
CDN security
28 Jan 2019
Securing your origin server in today’s digitally-driven online world is vital. With cybersecurity threats growing in both number and sophistication, attackers can compromise an unprotected server in minutes leaving you and your visitors at risk. In an ever-evolving threat landscape, it is crucial that you take proactive steps to ensure your site is safe. Securing your origin server from possible compromise requires you to perform several administrative functions that protect your website, server, and data. Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) improve the performance and security of your website. [...]
virtualization vs containerization
14 Jan 2019
Virtualization and containerization have been and remain popular technology infrastructure deployment models. Both allow you to run multiple applications in an isolated environment on a host operating system. With virtualization being the older of the two technologies, it owns a large footprint of the cloud infrastructure market. However, containerization has become a trendy alternative in recent years. Every technology giant including Microsoft, Google, and IBM support and have solutions that leverage it. When it comes to provisioning infrastructure for [...]
Optimize CDN performance
17 Dec 2018
CDN optimization is a vital task in ensuring you get the most out of your service. It also ensures your users enjoy the best possible experience driving more traffic to your site. Even though a Content Delivery Network (CDN) exists to improve the performance of your website, ensuring the CDN performs as it should is a shared responsibility. CDN providers are responsible for managing the caching servers, networks, load balancers, and other related infrastructure needed to deliver your content [...]
Drupal CDN
03 Dec 2018
Drupal CDN integration will help minimize page loading times, reduce costs, improve SEO rankings and boost customer satisfaction. If you’re operating a website that you wish to make a profit from, it first has to meet the modern quality standards. This doesn’t only concern design and coding but also loading speed, uptime, responsiveness and the seamless navigation from anywhere in the world. (more…)
cdn edge
27 Nov 2018
CDN Edge solutions are going to become more relevant as IoT continues its impressive growth. With the arrival of 5G, the amount of data that IoT devices create is expected to increase exponentially and will require edge solutions that can store, process, and analyze the data as close to the source as possible. In the world of distributed computing, there are currently two contrary paradigms at play. On the one hand, we see the movement of I.T. workloads and data [...]
Magento CDN
19 Nov 2018
Using CDN for Magento CMS helps dramatically improve page loading speed, reduce costs, boost SEO rankings and increase overall customer satisfaction. If you’re running an e-commerce website, chances are you’re already using a content management system (CMS). However, as the number of products on your store, as well as the number of customers, starts to grow, you’re inevitably going to run into issues related to page loading speed and server uptime. This is why integrating a CDN with your CMS [...]
Token Authentication URL Signing
12 Nov 2018
Token authentication and URL signing are technologies which help you secure your CDN content. Using these authentication solutions, you can ensure only legitimate users or services are authorized to access and download the content you have placed on your CDN. Typically, web asset administrators use this type of solution to prevent the hotlinking of material, in which a third-party site or service uses your web assets without permission. This unauthorized access can result in your CDN costs increasing or [...]