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Instart Logic launches a new kind of acceleration service

by Lydia Leong  |  June 17, 2013

There have been three core techniques for accelerating content and application delivery over the Internet -- caching ("classic" CDN), network optimization (think protocol tricks, like F5 Web Application Accelerator on...

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Amazon CloudFront gets whole site delivery and acceleration

by Lydia Leong  |  May 14, 2012

For months, there have been an abundance of rumors that Amazon was intending to enter the dynamic site acceleration market; it was the logical next step for its CloudFront CDN....

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Akamai buys Cotendo

by Lydia Leong  |  December 23, 2011

Akamai is acquiring Cotendo for a purchase price of $268 million, somewhat under the rumored $300 million that had been previously reported in the Israeli press. To judge from the...

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Performance can be a disruptive competitive advantage

by Lydia Leong  |  December 1, 2011

All of us are used to going to travel sites, especially for airline tickets, and waiting a while for the appropriate results to be extracted and displayed to us. I...

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Cotendo's potential acquisition

by Lydia Leong  |  December 1, 2011

Thus far, merger-watchers eyeing the rumored bidding for Cotendo seem to be asking: Why this high a valuation compared to the rest of the CDN industry? Who are the potential...

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Yottaa, 4th-gen CDNs, and acceleration for the masses

by Lydia Leong  |  November 13, 2011

I'd meant to blog about Yottaa when it launched back in October, because it's one of the most interesting entrants to the CDN market that I've seen in a while....

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The Global Internet Speedup Initiative

by Lydia Leong  |  August 31, 2011

The rather prosaically-named, if accurately and precisely named, IETF draft specification, "Client Subnet in DNS Requests" ("edns-client-subnet"), has gotten some breathless marketing spin as the Global Internet Speedup Inititative. I...

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What makes Akamai sticky?

by Lydia Leong  |  August 23, 2011

There's one thing in particular that tends to make Akamai customers "sticky" -- the amount the customer uses professional services. The more professional services a customer consumes from Akamai, the...

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Citrix invests in Cotendo

by Lydia Leong  |  June 16, 2011

On the heels of the announcement of an Akamai/Riverbed partnership, Citrix has taken an investment in Cotendo, and announced the development of an integrated ADC/CDN solution. This is a different...

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Limelight Networks buys AcceloWeb

by Lydia Leong  |  May 25, 2011

I am way behind on my news announcements, or I'd have posted on this earlier: Limelight has bought AcceloWeb. AcceloWeb is a front-end optimization software company (sometimes called Web content...

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