This is one of the most frequently asked questions I encounter. To understand how a front-end web performance optimization (WPO) solution complements a CDN — and ultimately delivers dramatic acceleration gains for your web pages or enterprise applications — you need to understand which pain points each solution addresses.read more
Many people have a rough idea that latency has something to do with the delay in moving content from the host server to the user, but when pressed, they struggle with explaining the real-world implications of latency on application performance. In this post, I’m going to explain what latency is, its impact on page load, and how we can fight back.read more
Brad Casemore is Research Director for IDC’s Datacenter Networks practice and is a featured guest blogger.
Cloud computing requires a datacenter network and corresponding network services that are more flexible and responsive than traditional datacenter network architectures. Responding to that need, software-defined networking (SDN) has emerged as a means of realizing network virtualization and network programmability, while also ensuring that the network can deliver the virtualized network and security services that are essential to the provision of scalable multi-tenant services.read more
Availability – aka the big “A” – is often the overlooked leg of the CIA triad (the others being Confidentiality and Integrity). Perhaps one contributing factor is the common belief among security professionals that if data is not available it is secure. Corporate executives, on the other hand, have a different opinion as downtime carries with it a hefty price tag.read more