O’Reilly Media & Cedexis Present: Free RUM eBook

O’reilly Media is the world’s leading advocate for Web Technology and Web Performance education and conversation, through their fantastic Velocity, Software Architecture and OSCON shows and communities. We are excited to announce that when O’reilly went looking for an expert to author a book about the hot topic of Real User Measurement (RUM), they turned to our very own Evangelist & Strategist, Pete Mastin. Download your free copy today. Pete has been around the web performance, CDN andRead more…

Cedexis Expands Global Distribution with J-Stream Strategic Partnership

Growing Demand for Streaming Services in Japan Leads to Expansion of Services Portland, Ore. — Sept. 13, 2016 — Cedexis, a leader in internet performance monitoring and optimization, today announced its partnership with J-Stream, to offer the industry’s leading multi-CDN solution for optimizing online media and entertainment experiences to the Japanese market. Numerous industry experts and research reports forecast the CDN use by global media and entertainment firms to be $2.4 billion (USD) in 2016, with aRead more…

IBC 2016: the future of online video is at Amsterdam

Starting this Friday, thousands of video professionals will gather in Amsterdam for five days to talk about the future of video. Recording, hardware, delivery… and online video. If there is one trend to keep in mind year after year, it is the domination of online delivery strategies, as well as the proliferation of video in global Internet traffic. Video QoS Metrics Premiere As in previous years, Cedexis will be in Hall 14, dedicated to theRead more…

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How Much Money Is Your Website Performance Costing You?

Hello friends. We are pleased to announce that Cedexis will be partnering with SOASTA to bring you a roundtable discussion covering recent research into the costs of poor website performance and the expectation of the modern web visitor has evolved. If you’re interested in learning about: How even slight web delays can lead to lost revenue Understand how to use Real User Measurements to understand what’s not working & make that data actionable What leading enterprises are doingRead more…

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Cedexis Portal Update: New Menus and Reports

As part of our ongoing efforts to surface powerful data to help our customers discover, analyze and improve performance and availability of their digital assets, we’ve made an update to our award winning Cedexis Portal to consolidate our powerful analytics reporting under our Impact product umbrella. Our Impact menu now exposes Navigation Timing Data (previously called “Page Load Time” in the Portal), our brand new Impact Resource Timing reports (currently in Beta), and our Impact Business AnalyticsRead more…

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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