Lydia Leong

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Limelight Networks buys AcceloWeb

by Lydia Leong  |  May 25, 2011  |  Comments Off

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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Recent inquiry trends

by Lydia Leong  |  October 6, 2009  |  Comments Off

It’s been mentioned to me that my “what are you hearing about from clients” posts are particularly interesting, so I’ll try to do a regular update of this sort. I have some limits on how much detail I can blog and stay within Gartner’s policies for analysts, so I can’t get too specific; if you […]

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Next round, Akamai vs. Limelight

by Lydia Leong  |  April 27, 2009  |  Comments Off

In CDN news this past weekend, a judge has overturned the jury verdict in the Akamai vs. Limelight patent infringement case. Akamai has said it intends to appeal. The judge cited Muniauction v. Thomson Corp. as the precedent for a judgement of law, which basically says that if you have a method claim in a […]

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Pricing transparency and CDNs

by Lydia Leong  |  December 22, 2008  |  3 Comments

It is possible that I am going to turn out to be mildly wrong about something. I predicted that neither Amazon’s CloudFront CDN nor the comparable Rackspace/Limelight offering (Mosso Cloud Files) would really impact the mainstream CDN market. I am no longer as certain that’s going to be the case, as it appears that behavioral […]

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Basic CDNs: where are my logs?

by Lydia Leong  |  November 23, 2008  |  Comments Off

I’m now trialing three different basic CDNs, having each of them deliver exactly one image off the same front page of a website: Amazon’s CloudFront, Rackspace’s Cloud Files CDN (a Limelight Networks partnership), and SimpleCDN. SimpleCDN has turned out to be the overwhelming winner in terms of initial set-up — you can simply point it […]

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Rackspace Cloud Files (Mosso) + Limelight CDN

by Lydia Leong  |  November 20, 2008  |  1 Comment

It’s official: Rackspace’s Cloud Files can now be distributed via Limelight’s CDN. The Cloud Files CDN works exactly like announced: drop your files into Cloud Files, push a button, have them served over the Limelight CDN. It’s 22 cents flat-rate, without origin fees. I’ve discussed this deal before, including in the context of Amazon’s CloudFront, […]

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Amazon’s CloudFront CDN

by Lydia Leong  |  November 18, 2008  |  1 Comment

Amazon’s previously-announced CDN service is now live. It’s called CloudFront. It was announced on the Amazon Web Services blog, and discussed in a blog post by Amazon’s CTO. The RightScale blog has a deeper look, too. How CloudFront Works Basically, to use the CloudFront CDN, you drop your static objects (your static HTML, images, JavaScript […]

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Rackspace’s deal with Limelight

by Lydia Leong  |  October 24, 2008  |  Comments Off

Rackspace announced yesterday, as part of a general unveiling of its cloud strategy, a new partnership with Limelight Networks. Under the new partnership, customers of Rackspace’s Cloud Files (formerly CloudFS) service — essentially, a competitor to Amazon S3 — will be able to choose to publish and deliver their files via Limelight’s CDN. Essentially, this […]

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Assessing CDN performance

by Lydia Leong  |  October 15, 2008  |  Comments Off

This is the fourth and probably final post in a series examining the Microsoft CDN study. The three previous posts covered measurement, the blind spots, and availability. This post wraps up with some conclusions. The bottom line: The Microsoft study is very interesting reading, but it doesn’t provide any useful information about CDN performance in […]

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Availability and the Microsoft CDN study

by Lydia Leong  |  October 15, 2008  |  Comments Off

This post is the third in a series examining the Microsoft CDN study. My first post examined what was measured, and the second post looked at the blind spots created by the vantage-point discovery method they used. This time, I want to look at the availability and maintenance claims made by the study. CDNs are […]

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