Author Archives: Chris

Multi CDN
07 Jan 2020
A Multi-CDN implementation can offer enhanced performance, improved resiliency, and greater flexibility. However, when two or more CDNs form part of your content delivery architecture, complexity, and indirect costs increase as you need to manage various moving components that create the solution. There are, however, a few best practices that you can adopt to ensure you reap the benefits of this caching approach. By following these tips, you can lower the complexity, costs, and risks involved with coordinating and aligning multiple configurations. A Content Delivery Network (CDN) [...]
Contract for the Web
23 Dec 2019
The Contract for the Web is an initiative that aims to save the Internet from negative forces that have tainted the original objectives of what many argue is man's greatest invention. Led by the World Wide Web Foundation, and authored by the creator of the HTTP Protocol, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, this endeavor is a pledge that contains nine fundamental principles that aim to save us from a digital dystopia. Challenges Facing the Modern Internet Since its commercialization, the Internet has continued to evolve [...]
SD-WAN
08 Dec 2019
A CDN or SD-WAN both deliver functionality that improves the performance of web-based applications and services. As the digital age continues to transform the way we transact, communicate, and consume information, online apps and solutions are vital utilities needed to navigate the information economy. However, seamless access to these platforms is not enough. Service providers need to ensure their solutions are resilient and deliver the performance expected by today's modern technology user. The Anatomy of an SD-WAN According to Gartner, a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) has four characteristics: It must support [...]
Best CDN image format
26 Nov 2019
Image format selection is vital in web design. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Even though this maxim dates back to the pre-Internet era, the lesson it imparts remains as applicable as ever. As both business and society embrace the digital realm to transact, communicate, and search for solutions, products, and entertainment, images play a vital role in our online experience. However, since the digital revolution ushered in by the launch of the HTTP protocol, [...]
CPDOS Attack
10 Nov 2019
Cache Poisoned Denial of Service is an attack vector that disables valid user access to online resources and websites. As caching plays a vital part in the delivery architecture of most web applications, attacks against this infrastructure component can have a significant impact on the availability of an online service. Implementing caching, whether it be on your origin server or by leveraging the services of a Content Delivery Network, is a proven strategy that enhances the end-user experience. By improving page-load speeds, not only [...]
CDN Security
28 Oct 2019
Securing and protecting your website is vital for every business, individual, or service that has an online presence. Even though you may believe your site holds nothing of value, every webserver is a prime target for hackers. Using automated scripts, criminals and syndicates scour the Internet looking for vulnerable websites they can compromise. Once they have managed to breach your platform’s security, they then leverage your service to host illegal sites, send spam, and distribute malware to unsuspecting victims. Implementing security measures to protect your website requires [...]
CDN Performance and SEO
14 Oct 2019
Image optimization is a vital component of any effective Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Strategy. As any commercial need typically starts with an Internet search, you need to ensure potential customers looking for your products and services can locate your website rapidly and efficiently. Obtaining a high search ranking that places your site on the first page of a Google search should, therefore, be the primary goal of your digital marketing strategy. There are a variety of factors that determine how search engines such as Google rank a website [...]
5G CDN
01 Oct 2019
5G general availability is a few months away, and its imminent arrival is set to revolutionize a variety of industries. This technology shift will exponentially increase the rapid rate of digital disruption we have experienced over the past two decades. The superior speeds, low latency, and higher contention support is set to transform everything from self-driving vehicles and augmented reality to streaming solutions and healthcare. 5G is the next generation of mobile internet connectivity that is set to replace the existing 4G LTE standard. It promises [...]
High Availability CDN
10 Sep 2019
High-Availability is vital for every organization competing in today’s online, interconnected world. As both business and society rely more on technology every day, the services they use are crucial to operations, collaboration, and productivity. With everything from communication to entertainment disrupted by digital transformation, every public-facing system needs to ensure it is online, all the time. High-Availability is Vital for Online Sites and Services The Internet has transformed the way we communicate, transact, and share information. The proliferation of online sites and services [...]
CDN API
26 Aug 2019
APIs are a fundamental component of modern websites and online solutions. Many of the apps on your mobile phone and sites you visit in your web browser, leverage Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to increase the functionality of the service they offer. From weather forecasts and traffic updates to embedded social media feeds and identity management, APIs are a vital feature element in countless online solutions. However, due to their pivotal role, a poorly configured API can have a detrimental impact on a site or service, adversely [...]