Entries by Simon Jones

Cedexis Announces Addition of New Industry Advisor

Cedexis, the leader in crowd-optimized application and content delivery for clouds, CDNs and data centers, today announced Manny Rivelo as the firm’s new advisor. In his position as Cedexis Advisor, Rivelo will provide perspective, experience, and guidance on maneuvering the rapidly evolving Application Delivery market, as organizations worldwide make the transition from traditional datacenter architectures […]

New Patent Granted to Cedexis to Accelerate Internet Traffic Delivery

Cedexis, the leader in crowd-optimized application and content delivery for clouds, CDNs and data centers, today announced the grant of patent number 9,553,844. The patent covers programmable, data-driven content delivery infrastructure selection, and represents a significant enhancement to the traditional DNS resolution methods that govern internet use. A web client obtains an Internet Protocol (IP) […]

Software-Defined Application Delivery

The modern network isn’t all based in a static data center. Rather it combines self-managed data centers, clouds for storage and computation, and content delivery networks for delivery. Where once a monolithic application delivery controller acted as the master decision-maker for all load balancing, today organizations use software-based ADC solutions, caching servers, and open-source local traffic […]

The Cloud Is Coming

Still think the cloud (or should that be The Cloud?)is a possible-but-not-definite trend? Take a look at IDC’s projection of IT deployment types: So much to unpack! What really jumps out is that Traditional data centers drop in share, but hang in there around 50%: self-managed hardware will be a fact of life as far […]

Whither Net Neutrality

In case you missed it during what we shall carefully call a busy news week, the FCC voted to overturn net neutrality rules. While this doesn’t mean net neutrality is dead – there’s now a long period of public comments, and any number of remaining bureaucratic hoops to jump through – it does mean that […]

DDoS Attack Details

Yesterday, Wednesday May 10th, an unknown individual or group launched a sophisticated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Cedexis. The attack delivered sufficient force to cause partial, but widespread, outages across the Cedexis infrastructure. This outage was particularly evident in France, where major media outlets including Le Figaro, Le Monde, L’Equipe, and Le Nouvel […]

Which Is The Best Cloud or CDN?

Oh no, you’re not tricking us into answering that directly – it’s probably the question we hear more often than any other. The answer we always provide: it depends. Unsatisfying? Fair enough. Rather than handing you a fish, let us show you how to go haul in a load of blue fin tuna. What a […]

Re-Writing Streaming Video Economics

The majority of Americans – make that the vast majority of American Millennials – stream video. Every day, in every way. From Netflix to Hulu, YouTube to Twitch, CBS to HBO, there is no TV experience that isn’t being accessed on a mobile phone, a tablet, a PC, or some kind of streaming device attached […]

Caching at The Edge: The Secret Accelerator

Think about how much data has to move between a publisher and a whole audience of eager viewers, especially when that content is either being streamed live, or is a highly-anticipated season premiere (yes, we’re all getting excited for the return of GoT). Now ask yourself where there is useless repetition, and an opportunity to […]

Don’t Be Afraid of Microservices!

Architectural trends are to be expected in technology. From the original all-in-one-place Cobol behemoths half the world just learned existed because of Hidden Figures, to three-tiered architecture, to hyper-tier architecture, to Service Oriented Architecture….really, it’s enough to give anyone a headache. And now we’re in a time of what Gartner very snappily calls Mesh App […]