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Yottaa lands $9m Series B funding round to grow its web acceleration business

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Yottaa has locked up a $9 million Series B round of financing to boost its work on accelerating the web. All of its previous investors (General Catalyst Partners, Stata Venture Partners and Cambridge West Ventures) participated in the round, along with “additional undisclosed investors.” Online, speed is not a luxury,...
Yottaa lands $9m Series B funding round to grow its web acceleration business

Akamai’s Blaze buy and what is says about today’s web

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Look ma! It's all so rich and dynamic. Akamai said it purchased Canadian web site optimization company Blaze Wednesday, ahead of its financial results call. In acquiring Blaze, content-delivery network leader Akamai offers an excellent example of how the web is changing as we access it from more devices and as...
Akamai’s Blaze buy and what is says about today’s web

Akamai acquires digital content delivery specialist VeriVue in cash transaction

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Internet content delivery network company Akamai today announced that it has acquired VeriVue in an all-cash transaction. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Akamai expects the deal to boost its ‘Aura Network Solutions’ and accelerate the time-to-market in providing a licensed digital content delivery network solution for...
Akamai acquires digital content delivery specialist VeriVue in cash transaction

CDNify launches, based on OnApp's federated CDN

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A month after OnApp launched its CDN-in-a-box package for resellers, here comes an exemplary result: a new, startup-oriented content delivery network (CDN) called CDNify. CDNs using OnApp’s federation (OnApp also has its own effort here, CDN.net) can tap into the spare capacity of service providers around the world, with more...
CDNify launches, based on OnApp's federated CDN

Akamai Invests in Obliterating America's Broadband Speed Deficit

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Last week, my colleague David Strom reported on the latest annual "State of the Internet" report from content delivery network Akamai. The report showed that while Americans are finally experiencing faster average broadband speeds on a quarter-by-quarter basis, those speeds only began eclipsing those of Sweden in the second half...
Akamai Invests in Obliterating America's Broadband Speed Deficit
Netflix Rolls Out Its Own CDN: Open Connect

9 simple ways to speed up your online business

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This post is brought to you by Comcast Business Class. Visit business.comcast.com to learn how Comcast Business Class can keep your business moving at the speed of the Internet. You’ve got the idea, you’ve got the product and you’ve got the customers. Now how do you make all of...
9 simple ways to speed up your online business

Amazon updates CDN for dynamic content

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Amazon is updating its Cloudfront content delivery network (CDN) to handle dynamic, interactive web content. CDNs help web sites ensure that users get the web pages they want faster typically by caching commonly used pages closer to likely users. Over the years, CDN providers like market leader Akamai have moved...
Amazon updates CDN for dynamic content
Netflix: U.S. Tops Internet Speed Index. Say What?

Netflix Announces Major ISPs Deploying Their CDN Caches; New 3D Streaming

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Last June, Netflix announced plans to build out their own content delivery network by giving ISPs free caches to place inside their networks. Called Open Connect, Netflix’s new platform allows network operators to provide higher quality streaming and more importantly, gives them control over the video that flows through their...
Netflix Announces Major ISPs Deploying Their CDN Caches; New 3D Streaming

OnApp launches CDN.net, tapping spare capacity of federated service providers

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The British federated cloud company OnApp launched CDN.net, a new brand for selling pay-as-you-go content delivery network (CDN) services directly to companies around the world. OnApp started out selling cloud orchestration software to hosting providers that wanted to get into the public cloud business. Over time, the firm built a sizeable...
OnApp launches CDN.net, tapping spare capacity of federated service providers

How Fast Is Your Cloud?

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The French-based company Cedexis has come up with a Cloud Performance Index. It's an interesting way to measure the performance of your content delivery network or cloud-based provider, and a useful way to determine which provider you should use - or even which part of the planet you should...
How Fast Is Your Cloud?

Forget the CDN players, Netflix is caching its own video

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Netflix is rolling its own content delivery network (CDN) and inviting ISPs to either connect directly to its vast library of video streaming content at global peering sites or cache its content within their own networks. Called Open Connect, the service will help Netflix cut the umbilical cord to commercial...
Forget the CDN players, Netflix is caching its own video

Akamai returns to roots, taps founder as new CEO

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Eight months after launching an executive search for a successor to Akamai CEO Paul Sagan, the company tapped its c0-founder Fred Leighton for that role. Leighton, who is also chief scientist for the Cambridge, Mass. content delivery network (CDN) provider, will start his new gig January 1, 2013. Last spring, Sagan...
Akamai returns to roots, taps founder as new CEO

CloudFlare Launches Business and Enterprise Accounts With Support, SLAs, DDoS Mitigation And A Railgun

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Despite its little security incident last week, CloudFlare has been on a roll lately. The service, which as its CEO Matthew Prince likes to call it, provides something akin to “operations as a service” for website owners, now has more than half a million customers. CloudFlare is a mix between...
CloudFlare Launches Business and Enterprise Accounts With Support, SLAs, DDoS Mitigation And A Railgun
Imgur doubles monthly page views to 2B in just 5 months

Imgur Now Sees 2 Billion Page Views A Month (And 3 Million Daily Uniques)

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Imgur has a little piece of my heart. On long days (or really any day), as news picks up and I’m writing like a work horse or when news screeches to a halt and I’m bored out of my mind, Imgur is there for me. Paired with the imaginations and...
Imgur Now Sees 2 Billion Page Views A Month (And 3 Million Daily Uniques)

Netflix offers Super HD streaming to Cablevision, Gogle Fiber users

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Netflix is bumping up the quality of many of its instant streaming titles to what it calls Super HD, but you won't be able to enjoy it unless you are with one of two U.S. Internet service providers. Super HD is basically Netflix's branding for 1080p full HD content....
Netflix offers Super HD streaming to Cablevision, Gogle Fiber users
Data Centers: Hurricane Sandy Topples New York Data Center, Gawker, Gizmodo
Streaming 3D video comes to Netflix customers whose ISPs will play ball
South Korea & Europe rule planet broadband

Netflix introduces its own CDN, Open Connect Network, to give ISPs more control

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It's not often that we touch on subjects surrounding content infrastructure -- lectures revolving around AWS, Level 3 and Limelight give most of us the creeps -- but that stuff is absolutely vital to keep petabytes of content flowing to our retinas. As the company's business shifts from by-mail...
Netflix introduces its own CDN, Open Connect Network, to give ISPs more control
Zynga exec exodus continues as gaming company loses infrastructre CTO

HP’s puts OpenStack cloud into public beta

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OpenStack marches on. On Thursday, Hewlett-Packard put its public cloud to public beta. The services had been available to a limited number of customers up till now. OpenStack co-founder Rackspace made its OpenStack cloud generally available May 1, as planned. Internap has fielded OpenStack-based services since last fall. Other industry...
HP’s puts OpenStack cloud into public beta
Netflix announces Open Connect content delivery network

Google's Mod_Pagespeed Is Now Out Of Beta And Ready To Make Your Sites Faster

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Google just released the first stable version of mod_pagespeed, the company’s open-source module for Apache that can automatically optimize your web pages to improve download and rendering speeds. With this release, Google is declaring this tool ready for broader adoption, though it’s worth noting that a number of large hosting providers...
Google's Mod_Pagespeed Is Now Out Of Beta And Ready To Make Your Sites Faster

Netflix announces 'Super HD' and 3D streaming for select ISPs

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Netflix (NFLX) on Tuesday announced new enhanced streaming options for users on select ISPs. Following a series of rumors that suggested as much, Netflix has confirmed the availability of “Super HD” streaming — which is simply Netflix’s branding for 1080p content — and 3D video streaming. Both services are available...
Netflix announces 'Super HD' and 3D streaming for select ISPs

Why Netflix’s CDN should scare the storage industry

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Lest storage vendors thought they were immune to disruption that open source hardware is having on the server industry, Netflix’s new Open Connect content-delivery network might make them think again. While Open Connect directly targets commercial CDNs, it’s based upon (or at least inspired by) open source designs first released by...
Why Netflix’s CDN should scare the storage industry
Facebook kisses DRAM goodbye, builds memcached for flash

Interview: Imgur's Path to 1 Billion Image Views Per Day

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Starting an image-hosting site in 2009 seemed like a silly idea. It was a commoditized business, with lots of competitors. A basic utility service was unlikely to inspire loyalty or give rise to a community that would make people stick around. And hosting images could get expensive if any of...
Interview: Imgur's Path to 1 Billion Image Views Per Day
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