Viaplay: How the premier Over The Top (OTT) provider flawlessly streams live

Flawlessly producing live broadcast is hard and risky. There are seemingly an infinite number of disasters that can happen to upset your live event: buggy encoders, bad connectivity from the event, poor camera work, flaws in the delivery by the Content Delivery Network (CDN), you name it! The production manager is always happiest when the successfully streamed event is in the can. With all these potentials for failure, a smart media enterprise should choose to have redundancy at everyRead more…

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How to build a private Streaming Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Building your own streaming CDN was famously a $100 million problem 10 years ago. However, over time technologies have evolved, and the use cases for commercial CDNs have become more clear. Specifically, commercial CDNs do not fit all use cases. Some examples of where CDNs are not always a perfect fit include: Long Tail Catalogs – content is often not in cache Higher Definition Video – increases costs, but not revenue User Generated Content – (both public and private)Read more…

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Cedexis Expands Leadership Team with the Addition of Two Executives

New Sales and Product Executives bring Accomplished Capabilities to Serve and Support Enterprise Customers PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cedexis, a leader in internet performance monitoring and optimization, today announced that Michael Gear and Ryan Windham have joined its leadership team as Vice President of North American Sales and Vice President of Product and Strategy respectively. Gear brings nearly twenty years of successful SaaS sales leadership experience to Cedexis and is adept at growing andRead more…

How to avoid a Tsunami of Buffering

Tsunamis are bad. They destroy property and can injure people. Video Buffering is bad. It can make people stop watching your IP Video. What do these things have in common? Let’s look at how people have commonly avoided tsunamis and see what lessons we can learn. A tsunami warning system (TWS) is used to detect tsunamis in advance and issue warnings to prevent damage and loss of life. It is made up of two equallyRead more…

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What is the difference between the optimist and the pessimist?

Answer: nothing. Except the pessimist is better informed. This old Russian joke is funny because it has some truth to it. The pessimist understands that things will fail. The pessimist is eventually always right, since eventually everything fails. There is a reason that most good system admins and operations professionals are pessimists. Everything eventually fails. Today’s discussion is about the availability (or lack thereof) of CDN (Content Delivery Networks) and Cloud services. As we willRead more…

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What does it mean to be a top Global Brand?

Let’s face it; global brands just have a different set of problems than the rest of us. And it’s the top global brands that have figured out something that the rest of the world has not figured out. That’s how they have gotten to be on top. I was reading an excellent annual report that Interbrand produces on global brands, and one thing stuck out loud and clear: Tech Powered Personalization While technology paves theRead more…

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What does a Multi-CDN PoC with Cedexis look like?

Hi – I am Eddy. I am an Sales Engineer at Cedexis. People are always asking me “what does a multi-CDN proof of concept look like”? I thought it might make sense to write this up so that people can understand how easy it is and how much value it can add. For the purpose of this little piece let’s assume your sites name is: www.mysiteisawsome.com. The goal with Multi-CDN is typically one or moreRead more…

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Impact: Page Resource Timing. The next generation.

Last year we introduced Impact, offering unique data and visualization to connect RUM page performance data to business KPIs. This powerful tool gives customers the ability to quickly determine where to focus performance efforts to maximize user experience, improve conversions, increase time on site, reduce bounce rates, and any other critical business KPI. As we know, page level performance is not enough. Page Load Time, Start Render, or even custom timers, don’t tell the wholeRead more…

Alerting from the last mile with RUM

Alerts are the core component of an operations team (or ‘DevOps’ if we want to be fashionable). The ability to provide precise, immediate issue notification and to enable forensic investigation is a key ingredient to resolving things in a timely manner, and those alerts must reflect what the end user would be experiencing as much as possible. Otherwise, they lead to false positives or missed real outages. This is one of the areas Cedexis RUMRead more…

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Europe: Seven Events to Meet Cedexis in June

It’s been a long time since we have since so many events during one single month. June shows us, if needed, that the digital economy is growing more and more. But this market is more and more competitive, too, which creates a need for its players to meet, share and talk as never before. Cedexis is no exception. To the end of the month, we are going to attend, pitch or sponsor seven events in Europe.Read more…

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