Varnish has unveiled Edgestash, which is currently in beta on Varnish Plus only. It’s an ambitious solution to increase web speeds, both on mobile and in general. While most of a modern website’s content is assembled in the browser, Varnish takes that page assembly and performs its using the the bits and pieces already stored in the cache, for instance, cobbling together a web page using JSON and content from other sources. [Read more…]
Expedia uses NGINX Plus for cloud migration at scale and routing traffic through its front door. Over the years, Expedia has configured NGINX based on three pillars of cloud migration. According to Dave Drinkle, Senior Software Engineer at Expedia, the first of those pillars is multi-region resiliency, also known as cross-regional failover, which ensures that if one region goes down, the configuration auto-fails to another. [Read more…]
Traffic to Valve has been growing 75% year-on-year. To keep up with the breakneck pace of growth, the global online gaming company has upgraded its network infrastructure to include Level 3 Communications’ 100 Gbps internet ports, which are available in 26 regions throughout North America and Europe. The new internet ports will enable Valve to provide optimal UX to the burgeoning and increasingly bandwidth-hungry global gaming market, which is expected to bring in nearly $74 billion this year. [Read more…]
We’re excited to announce that we’ve launched a new security blog called HackingThreat.com. The reason we launched this new platform is that during our research, we kept having to go to multiple sources to find exactly what we needed, so why not just publish our findings in one central location for everyone to see? We decided not to publish here on bizety.com, because the research is more on the darker side – threats, espionage, leaks and cyber crime.
The 1.2Tbps DDoS attack against Dyn is the tip of the iceberg. According to some sources, script kiddies used 100,000 infected devices to launch the attack against Dyn. Now for the scary part: if amateurs were able to cause this much damage with so little effort using just a small percentage of IoT devices, what happens when a well-funded, sophisticated attacker launches an attack using millions of infected devices? In the immediate future, you can bank on 10Tbps DDoS attacks becoming a reality. Not even Akamai can provide protection from that size of an attack. [Read more…]
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Big news, CenturyLink has acquired Level 3. The move caught many off guard, and overall, it’s a good one. Now that Jeff Storey is out of the picture, Glen Post should siphon off Level’s 3 CDN business and merge it with Limelight Networks. There is zero upside potential for the Level 3 CDN business unit in the future, post acquisition. [Read more…]
Most companies and consumers are unaware of client-side malware attacks–but they should be. This rapidly growing threat bypasses traditional security solutions and infrastructures and can cause significant damage to website, damaging company’s business, loyalty and trust and manipulating user experiences while remaining largely undetected. Namogoo is a security startup that is certain to disrupt the industry by using Machine Learning to detect and resolve client-side threats. Recently, we had the opportunity to interview Chemi Katz and Ohad Greenshpan, the CEO and COO and co-founders of Namogoo about this revolutionary approach to security, and their mission to partner with CDNs.
The free video-hosting platform Vimeo, has adopted Multi-Regional Google Cloud Storage, one of the new storage classes that Google Cloud Platform (GCP) recently unveiled during its major refresh of Google Cloud Storage platform. Crucially, GCP has been integrated with Fastly’s CDN, allowing Vimeo to achieve sub-150 millisecond response times. [Read more…]
CacheFly launched in 2005 as a throughput-dedicated network built on a mix of proprietary and open source solutions. It can handle large, 100 TB+ caches, operates in over 80 countries, and is currently the highest throughput CDN in the world. While it used Nginx and Squid at its inception, CacheFly moved to Varnish Software last year. [Read more…]
Tel-Aviv based startup Namogoo is a cybersecurity company that protects against client-side attacks, a growing but under-the-radar threat that compromise a user’s privacy and affects their experience of a website. Namogoo is the first company to not only guard against this problem, but educate the public that the problem exists. They are using a B2B model and their technology is currently deployed by a number of Fortune 50 to Fortune 500 companies. [Read more…]
Fastly has unveiled its Managed CDN, which can be deployed on top of customers’ existing private networks, is dedicated solely for their use, and delivered as a fully managed service. Its CDN technology comes with Dynamic Site Acceleration, request collapsing, instant invalidation, real-time service provisioning, live-stream and on-demand video, image manipulation, real-time visibility, and security. [Read more…]
Akamai’s reported Q3 earnings and “Media Delivery Solutions” revenue is down 14%, coming in at $188M. “Cloud Security Solutions” revenue is up 46% coming it at $95M. First Takeaway: today the video streaming/media delivery business is a mere afterthought in the grand scheme of things. It’s no secret that video streaming is a commodity low-margin business that requires heavy investment in infrastructure. Fortunately for Akamai, video streaming and DDoS Mitigation have one thing in common – both require Tbps of transit and tens of thousands of servers.
And let’s be honest here – the biggest winner of the recent DDoS attacks is Akamai. Since they’re the largest DDoS Mitigation company around, they are also the biggest winner by default. The biggest losers are the content companies such as Netflix, Spotify, Twitter, and so on. It will be interesting to see if Netflix and Apple are brave enough to try DIY DDoS Mitigation. [Read more…]
Varnish Software has rolled out Varnish Extend, a private do-it-yourself CDN, in collaboration with Cedexis, which monitors and optimizes web performance across data centers, CDNs, and clouds. It is a pre-packaged product that comes bundled with Varnish Plus, Varnish Software caching, Cedexis’ traffic management service, blueprint, and support, and uses a subscription-based pricing model, allowing customers to control costs. [Read more…]
The latest DDoS attacks against Dyn and Brian Krebs are a defining moment for the CDN industry. Up until last year, large-scale DDoS attacks weren’t much of a concern to content delivery companies. Fast forward to today, and in the span of 4 weeks, the Edge Security business model has been turned upside down. The truth of the matter is that Akamai is the only DDoS Mitigation provider in the world that can handle a 1Tbps+ DDoS attack and not sweat too much. [Read more…]
WebRTC is a free, open project that provides browsers and mobile applications (e.g. Chrome, Opera, and Firefox) with real-time communication capabilities over peer-to-peer networks, using simple APIs and without plugins or apps. Here, we detail two innovative integrations and use cases of WebRTC to enable low-latency streams. [Read more…]
It’s bad, really really bad. A hacker launched a major DDOS attack on Dyn and knocked them offline for hours. Dyn is one of the largest, if not the largest pure-play DNS provider in the world. And if Dyn goes down, lots of big companies like Amazon, Twitter and Spotify go down. [Read more…]
A recent Mozilla telemetry graph measure that approximately half of all traffic in transit is now encrypted, a more than 10% jump from last December. And on October 14, Josh Aas, director of Internet Security Research Group and formerly Mozilla, confirmed on Twitter that the initiative had generated more than one million new active certificates over the past week, which now totals up to over 7.5 million. This drastic increase in SSL is similar to the appearance of free SSL certificate authorities, as Let’s Encrypt or services offered by Cloudflare, Amazon or WordPress.