When building a CDN, companies have several options in terms of choosing an open source caching platform to help deliver their content to users with […]
Vitaliy Kushnerov, principal IT infrastructure architect at Tesla Motors and Rajaseka Jegannathan, a Tesla Web platform architect, described the process of creating a private CDN at the recent Varnish Summit in San Francisco. The CDN project was conceived out of the need for a more scalable architecture and a CDN that could provide a caching engine, a robust Geo-DNS, and global service discovery. Moreover, such a CDN was necessary given that the Tesla website is content-heavy, and laden with space-consuming videos and images. [Read more…]
AWS released an updated version of its AWS Best Practices for DDoS Resiliency Whitepaper, a guide for developers building new apps or looking to optimize their current architecture for DDoS resiliency. In addition, the whitepaper goes into detail to advise on how to develop best security practices and actionable steps against DDoS attacks in the AWS cloud platform. [Read more…]
Akamai has introduced Image Manager, intended for use together with Akamai’s Web Performance Solutions. Image Manager provides customers with faster and easier image delivery solutions across a diverse array of devices types and browsers. Image Manager touts its ability to provide visually lossless compression, reducing page weight and improving user experiences. [Read more…]
Larry Ellison used his recent keynote presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco as an opportunity to fire a shot across Amazon’s bow. He cited benchmark test results showing that Oracle’s DBaas performed 105 times faster for analytics workloads than Amazon Redshift, 35 times faster for online transaction processing than Amazon Aurora, and 1000 times faster for mixed workloads compared to Amazon DBaaS. Ellison also boasted that Oracle Cloud is optimized for running Oracle Database as opposed Amazon Web Services, performing up to 24 times faster on Oracle Database. [Read more…]
Amazon Route 53 aims to provide low-latency DNS resolution to clients, in party by broadcasting IP addresses using anycast from its 50+ edge locations scattered around the globe. Anycast routes packets to the closest network location that is “advertising” a specific IP address in order to lower latency. It thereby ensures that queries to nameservers land in the closest location to the end user, out of all the locations responsible for advertising the underlying IP address. [Read more…]
Who would have ever thought that Akamai’s biggest customers shifting their content delivery efforts in-house and leaving Akamai with a ton of excess network capacity was a good thing? Well, it’s more than good – it’s great, because all that excess capacity can be used for a higher profit margin business – DDoS Mitigation. Recently, Krebs (Akamai customer) was targeted in a massive DDoS attack that was clocked at 620Gbps. That attack size surpasses the attack on CloudFlare coming in at 400Gbps and Incapsula at 470Gbps.
Some of the Largest DDoS Attacks
- Akamai: 620Gbps
- Incapsula: 470Gbps
- CloudFlare: 400Gbps
Mid-last year, AWS information security executive Stephen Schmidt unveiled AWS’s open source implementation of SSL/TLS network encryption protocols, dubbed Amazon s2n, a sleek, nimble, and more intuitive means of encrypting a network.
Since then, it has merged more than 100 pull requests from 15 contributors on GitHub (including Amazon S3, Amazon CloudFront, Elastic Load Balancing, AWS Cryptography Engineering, Kernel and OS, and Automated Reasoning teams, as well as 8 external, non-Amazon Open Source contributors). [Read more…]
There are some CDNs out there that have introduced a “1 cent/GB” data transfer model from day 1. In fact, one of them clearly touts the following on their homepage: “The lowest cost CDN on the planet: $01/GB”. To add insult to injury, the same CDN goes on to compare itself to CloudFront and MaxCDN saying it can deliver content “for 1/2 the cost”. The first thought that comes to mind – this CDN is definitely not a Bizety subscriber, because for the last several quarters, we have been publishing research on the coming collapse of the CDN price structure for basic caching and streaming services.
Well, low and behold, the day of the collapse is here. Dan let the rabbit out of the hat by saying that Akamai is quoting $0.0020/GB in data transfer for very large customers. These customers are likely pushing dozens of PB’s/month. Regardless of the monthly volume, it is the act of doing this that’s going to result in widespread ramifications for the industry. For now, let’s state the obvious: [Read more…]
Google is now implementing “Try the API boxes” for users to test out their Cloud Learning API product line: Cloud Vision API, Speech API and Natural Language API. This effort is directed towards developers interested in machine learning and creating apps that understand image, text or speech.
With “Try the API boxes” now prominently displayed on each API product page, users can now drag-and-drop their files in a user-friendly REST API, and using label detection to dissect the file and generate what the API can recognize. [Read more…]
Recently, the note-taking app and productivity startup Evernote is planning to move their internal operations and 3.5 Petabytes (PB) of data, including approximately 5 billion notes, from its self-hosted two data centers to Google Cloud Platform.
Evernote has been solidifying their relationship with Google, which began with the integration of Google Drive and Evernote and their CEO Chris O’Neill has previously worked Google for a decade. [Read more…]
With the continued threat of cyber crimes together with an increasing demand for cloud services, there is expected significant growth in the cloud security market. According to IDC, cloud security accounts for 50% as an area of immense growth in the security market as more enterprises see the cloud security adoption as a viable need to address security and network concerns. Allied Market Research’s (AMR) “World Cloud Security-Market Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014-2020” observes significant increase in the adoption of cloud security services and the segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25.7% by 2020. The growth is anticipated as the constant exchange of data between cloud users creates an increasing concern of susceptibility to security breaches. [Read more…]
NGINX Plus is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) via AWS Cloud Quickstart, and can be accessed on the AWS Community Quick Starts landing page and the AWS Quickstart Github repository. [Read more…]
Vimmi, a next generation provider of distributed video delivery network platforms, has announced that it is integrating V-Nova PERSEUS video compression technology into its online video platform (OVP). V-Nova Ltd., which has partnered with Vimmi, is a global software IP company that specializes in delivering video and data encoding solutions. The joint solution is slated to launch at the upcoming IBC in Amsterdam. [Read more…]
In the first half of the year, the competitive landscape was in flux because new startups like PerimeterX and Cato Networks entered the market and introduced ground-breaking business models. In addition, Google officially entered the CDN market and expanded its streaming capabilities by acquiring Anvato. At the same time, AWS is investing a ton of resources into its cloud security portfolio, thus improving its WAF and DDoS Mitigation capabilities. Here is an activity snapshot for 2016: [Read more…]
Instart Logic, the Palo Alto-based provider of application delivery solutions, has announced the debut of its endpoint-aware application delivery solution, which is currently available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace for the convenience of Oracle customers. Its platform combines machine learning, virtualization, and open APIs with its CDN for fast and secure application delivery solutions. Its investors include Andreessen Horowitz and Greylock Partners, to name a few. [Read more…]
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Google Fiber Rolls Out Major Upgrade to Pay-TV
Google Fiber has announced a massive update to its pay-TV user interface, in spite of rumors circulating last month that the company was set to curtail deployment plans and cut staff.The Google Fiber video interface underwent a large-scale overhaul and was redesigned to include more metadata, new personalized recommendation functions (likely leveraging Google analytics technology), and a revamped DVR. These upgrades come despite the fact that Google Fiber is one of the smaller pay-TV players in the world, with only 68,715 video customers as of the June 2016. Current customers will automatically receive access to the new and improved Fiber TV in coming weeks. [Read more…]
Watch Out JW Player, Here Comes Wowza Player
Wowza Media Systems, a leading cloud-based provider of high quality audio and video streaming technologies, has unveiled Wowza Player, completing end-to-end solutions for its media workflows. Wowza Player is an embeddable media player, compatible with new and existing web applications, that complements existing Wowza workflows for adaptive bitrate streaming and HTTP Live Streaming. The media player also uses AI technology to optimize streaming bitrates depending on network conditions. [Read more…]
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Zenedge has reached a major milestone today in several different areas. First, they raised $6.2M in Series C, bringing their total raised to $13.7M. And the most impressive part about this round is that one of their customers invested in them, which happens to be Zoho, a highly successful global CRM company. There is no greater testament to the impact a startup is having on the industry than to have one of your customers invest in you. The next milestone – Zenedge is now protecting “200,000+” web applications. [Read more…]