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Posts from Date:   2011-5

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 optimization). FEO technologies improve website / Web application performance, through optimizing the HTML/CSS/JavaScript/images on the page. I’ve blogged about this in the past, regarding Cotendo’s […]

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The forthcoming Public Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant

by Lydia Leong  |  May 16, 2011

Despite having made various blog posts and corresponded with a lot of people in email, there is persistent, ongoing confusion about our forthcoming Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, which I will attempt to clear up here on my blog so I have a reference that I can point people to. 1. […]

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App categorization and the commodity vs. dependable cloud

by Lydia Leong  |  May 16, 2011

At the SLA@SOI conference, my colleague Drue Reeves gave a presentation on the dependable cloud, which he defined as “a cloud service that has the availability, security, scalabilty, and risk management necessary to host enterprise applications… at a reasonable price.” We’ll be publishing research on this in the months to come, so this blog post […]

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Akamai and Riverbed partner on SaaS delivery

by Lydia Leong  |  May 15, 2011

Akamai and Riverbed have signed a significant partnership deal to jointly develop solutions that combine Internet acceleration with WAN optimization. The two companies will be incorporating each other’s technologies into their platforms; this is a deep partnership with significant joint engineering, and it is probably the most significant partnership that Akamai has done to date. […]

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3Crowd, a new fourth-generation CDN

by Lydia Leong  |  May 14, 2011

3Crowd has unveiled its master plan with the recent launch of its CrowdCache product. Previously, 3Crowd had a service called CrowdDirector, essentially load-balancing for content providers who use multiple CDNs. CrowdCache is much more interesting, and it gives life and context to the existence of CrowdDirector. CrowdCache is a small, free, Java application that you […]

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Gartner research related to Amazon’s outage

by Lydia Leong  |  May 1, 2011

In the wake of Amazon’s recent outage, we know we have Gartner clients who are interested in what we’ve written about Amazon in the past, and our existing recommendations for using cloud IaaS, and managing cloud-related risks. While we’re comfortable with our current advice, we’re also in the midst of some internal debate about what […]

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