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Coming Soon: SaaS Acceleration—
Dynamic Delivery Built for SaaS

There’s no question—SaaS adoption is growing. Global SaaS software revenues are projected to reach $106B in 2016, increasing 21% over 2015. However, the risk of slow performance is critically high.

If your SaaS app (or web app) is slow, why should your customers be loyal to you?

As you grow, hundreds of thousands of trips, global requests from global customers, and constantly changing dynamic content will inevitably cause slow performance—a frustrating experience for end users. SaaS users not only want a killer product—they want a seamless and efficient end-user experience. With SaaS contracts being conveniently short, and a plethora of other options out there for them to choose from, delivering a better end-user experience now is critical.

You can ensure faster delivery to provide a better quality user experience.

We’re pleased to announce we will soon be launching our new dynamic delivery CDN, SaaS Acceleration, custom-built for the fastest delivery of SaaS and web apps. SaaS Acceleration instantly delivers your mission critical apps faster for your global end users.

Delivering your SaaS app faster can help you:

  • Achieve LAN-like performance.
  • Stay ahead of other SaaS and web app providers, and compete with on-premise solutions.
  • Drive revenue and grow user base faster than ever before.
  • Reduce operational costs by offloading content from your existing infrastructure.
  • Be perceived as more trusted and reliable.

SaaS Acceleration is uniquely built to perform. We optimize our network using:

  • First-mile direct connectivity with cross-connects in on-net facilities.
  • First-mile on-net connectivity in AWS, Rackspace, Heroku, Digital Ocean, and more.
  • A global, intelligent hybrid middle-mile network.
  • Global multi-origin load balancing.

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CacheFly SSL Support

We receive a lot of questions regarding our SSL support. CacheFly provides a few options to make sure your content is securely delivered. Let’s go over the SSL options that CacheFly provides.

Shared Domain
The Shared Domain option uses CacheFly’s SAN certificate’s wildcard for the cachefly.net domain. Shared Domain SSL is provided, free of charge, on every CacheFly account. This allows you to take advantage of the encryption that SSL provides without the need to purchase SSL support. Because this option uses our cachefly.net domain you may only want to use this option when there isn’t a need to have your own domain in the URL of a static object. This is usually used to avoid browser warnings when loading static content on a page that is encrypted with another certificicate. Unlike other CDNs, we do not charge extra for SSL requests, and SSL is available immediately following account creation.

Shared Certificate
The Shared Certificate service option uses CacheFly’s SAN certificate like our Shared Domain option, but instead of using CacheFly’s wildcard shared domain, you get to use your own custom domain name. This would be a good option if you required SSL encryption on your static content and there’s a possibility of seeing the URL in your browser address bar. Some prefer, or require that the domain for the static content match that of the site referencing that content. The addition of your domain name to our SAN certificate requires authorization from you, to our Cert provider, and generally takes 24 hours to setup.

Shared Wildcard Certificates
If you have more than one sub domain that you would like to use to secure you content we also offer Shared Wildcard Certificates. This option works like our Shared Certificate offering—but instead of adding a static domain to our cert, you can choose to add a wildcard domain. This may make more economical sense if you have lots of sub domains that you would like us to support.

Both of our Shared certificate services have fees associated with them. This is includes a setup fee, and an MRC (Monthly Recurring Cost). Your sales manager can supply you with the details regarding the costs associated with each certificate, and work with you to get these certificate options enabled on your account.

Note: We do not support private third party certificates at this time.

If you’re a CacheFly customer and need assistance setting up a custom or shared SSL certificate, contact Sales at sales@cachefly.com.

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CacheFly Tops “Best CDN” List for Second Year in a Row

For the second consecutive year, TopTenReviews, a leading independent third-party products, services and software reviewer, released its 2015 Small Business CDN Reviews and Comparisons, naming CacheFly #1, and Gold and Excellence award winner for best CDN in that category.

The 2015 Small Business CDN Review includes reviews and comparisons of some of the top performing CDN providers: Highwinds, MaxCDN, EdgeCast/Verizon, Amazon CloudFront, CDNetworks, Internap, CDN77, and BitGravity.

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According to TopTenReviews, “CacheFly’s simple pricing model, extensive selection of services and excellent performance puts it at the top of website accelerators for small businesses…for what you get, CacheFly offers the best and most transparent bang for your buck.”

TopTenReviews used data from multiple tests on multiple days using Cedexis, an independent tester of cloud products, to determine average CDN response time, and average error rates. Criteria for reviewing and comparing the CDNs included average response time (in milliseconds), error rate, Points of Presence (overall and USA only), real-time reporting, full Gzip compression support, instant activation, transparent pricing, contract-free, API support, control panel, static file delivery, video streaming, storage, multi-CDN compatibility, software distribution, game publishing, dynamic content acceleration, support of shared and custom SSL certificates, security threat protection, token authentication, support, and 100% uptime guarantee.

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Top 10 Tips for Evaluating CDN Providers

Are you getting the most out of your CDN provider?

Not all CDNs are built the same. Whether you already use a CDN or are searching for one, this e-book covers the important criteria you need to know to effectively evaluate and choose a CDN provider that supports your growing business.

Save yourself some time. Learn the important questions you should ask CDN providers.
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RegattaCentral Sails in Response to High Traffic, Worldwide

RegattaCentral, the one-stop rowing source, serves 350 regattas and 2k rowing clubs, each year, throughout the world. Rowers visit RegattaCentral.com to register for regattas, programs, clubs, camps, clinics, and more—generating tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world. For big races, RegattaCentral’s website can exceed 90k visits/day, with registrants from over 30 countries.

These types of traffic surges proved to be too much for RegattaCentral’s dedicated servers, causing the site to load slow.

Before minor issues in performance could become major issues, the rowing source’s Founder, President and Chief Architect, Steve Lopez, took action to make improvements.

“My goal was to improve the perceived responsiveness of the website by offloading the content and pushing it on a different domain or sub-domain…I saw the value of CacheFly having endpoints across the world, since we have customers all over the world…CacheFly seemed to offer an excellent cost-performance ratio, and the performance was quite attractive,” said Lopez.

Read why CacheFly is RegattaCentral’s CDN of choice.

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