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Now Serving Dubai and Seoul

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just added edge locations in Seoul and Dubai to better serve your users in both regions.  Since the past few years, we’ve been rapidly expanding our network coverage with strategically placed edge locations to provide your end users with the fastest content delivery. The new additions bring our total PoP count to 43.

If you’re an existing CacheFly customer, no custom configuration is needed. Users who request content around Seoul or Dubai will automatically receive content from the new POPs. For new customers, special pay-as-you-go pricing for Dubai will begin at 17¢/GB for the first 10TB, while delivery from Seoul starts at 15¢/GB for the first 10TB.

 

 

Using a CDN to Improve Your SEO Ranking

People hate to wait.

Almost half of web visitors will abandon a web page that takes longer than 3 seconds to load. When you fail to deliver your site fast enough, you will lose visitors (and conversions)—and Google thinks you should too.

In 2010, Google began using Site Speed (how quickly a website responds to web requests) as one of 200 factors that determine search rankings. If your page load speed is too slow, it can hinder your site’s ability to be found on Google’s SERP. While the impact of site speed on SERP rankings only affects fewer than 1% of search queries, Google’s acknowledgement of speed—as a critical factor—speaks volumes. Google constantly adjusts its algorithms to provide Google users with the best possible user experience—so it makes sense that a site’s speed can affect its SERP position on Google.

How Fast Should My Avg. Page Load Speed Be?

Maile Ohye of Google says, “2 seconds is the threshold for e-commerce website acceptability. At Google, we aim for under a half second.”

How Google Measures Site Speed

When measuring page load speed, Google considers the following:

  • Time to First Byte (TTFB): The time it takes from from initial request to the first byte of data it returns, and
  • Critical Render Path: When all files ‘above the fold’ are fully rendered.
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Google PageSpeed Insights evaluates a site’s desktop and mobile page speed and provides recommendations to optimize performance.

How Do I Optimize My Page Load Speed?

  • Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN): A CDN caches your website files (HTML, JavaScript, CSS, images, videos, etc.) onto geographically distributed servers, to serve it physically closer to your end users—resulting in faster delivery.

However, not all CDNs are built the same. If you choose a CDN provider known for outages, you wind up with downtime, which is obviously bad for your users—and your SEO—when search bots can’t even crawl your site. You must choose a CDN that can offer 100% uptime.

In addition to offering a 100% uptime SLA, CacheFly CDN provides you with:

  • Fastest file throughput delivery—which reduces TTFB, thereby decreasing your average page load speed.
  • Global POP coverage, distributed in six continents—to deliver your site closer and faster to your users.
  • Automatic gzip compression, to compress your image files on the fly—optimizing delivery and reducing bandwidth costs.
  • Infinite scalability to scale on demand to traffic bursts—eliminating the risk of crashes and timeouts.
  • Security, including: Token-based auth, and URL/referrer blocking, and origin shield.

What you get is a faster loading site and the highest availability, which will help increase your SERP ranking and more importantly—provide a your users a better experience.

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5 Reasons Why App Providers Choose CacheFly CDN

If you want your app to be successful, offering your end-users fast downloads and page loads—completely loaded—as quickly as possible, is one of the most important aspects your business depends on.

But when high traffic and overloaded servers cause delays and downtime for mission-critical apps, it’s a no-win situation. You cost your customers money—and you wind up with churn and revenue loss.

App Delays Cost U.S. Companies up to $7.5 billion per year.

In Nimble Storage’s recent Mind the Gap survey of 3,000 IT Decision Makers and business users, 76% reported that the speed of apps have a significant impact on their ability to perform their best in the workplace. What’s more alarming, the study found that U.S. companies may be losing as much as $7.5 billion a year in worker productivity drains—from app-performance delays and downtime.

App Providers Use CDNs to Improve User Experience.

With a CDN, you can ensure your end-users a faster, more improved user experience—while focusing on your business instead of worrying about delivery performance. However, not all CDNs are built alike. What you need to look for, is a reliable CDN with consistently low error rates, high throughput delivery performance, and high availability.

Here are five reasons app providers choose CacheFly CDN.

1.) Fastest Throughput Performance.

Any CDN can claim to be fast. But when it comes to throughput—the real indicator of CDN performance (the total time it takes from initial request to fully rendered page/download), most CDNs fall flat. With a network built for throughput, CacheFly’s proven global throughput performance ensures the fastest delivery of your apps—no matter the file size, or where your users are located.

2.) 100% Availability SLA

CacheFly ensures the highest availability and guarantees continuous network uptime, 100%.  No scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Even in the event of a power outage, network issues or hardware issues, CacheFly’s instant failover automatically reroutes to the nearest available servers.

3.) Infinite Scalability

What happens when your app gets featured in the app store? Can your origin server withstand millions of requests? You need a CDN that can easily scale to accommodate spikes in traffic. No matter how popular your app gets, rest assured. CacheFly is built to infinitely scale on demand.

4.) Super-Fast Replication

While some CDNs can take hours to up to 24 hours to push updates, CacheFly’s super-fast replication to pushes your app updates to end-users within seconds.

5.) Robust Security

With security features such as HTTPS support, URL/referrer blocking, and origin shielding, CacheFly CDN securely serves your app’s content and enables you to block unauthorized downloads and control access to subscription content.

 

David Young Blue Shell Games Download Faster

“No one launches a serious consumer web business without a CDN anymore. You’ll get killed. Modern web users expect the fastest possible load times or else they’re immediately headed to a competitor. With CacheFly…I can say that we rarely, if ever, need to think about whether or not it is operating according to our expectations.”

— Dave Young, VP of Engineering, Co-Founder, Blue Shell Games

 

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Related Topics:
App Downtime: A critical concern for SaaS & web app providers
Does your SaaS app’s delivery performance meet user expectations?
Four ways Binary Fortress conquers app delivery latency with CacheFly
Measuring Throughput: DNS vs. TCP Anycast

Varnish and CacheFly Webinar Archive Now Available

In case you missed the Using Varnish for Future-Proof Caching webinar (originally recorded on Thurs., April 21st), an archive is now available.

The webinar, presented by CTO and Founders, Per Buer of Varnish Software, and Matt Levine of CacheFly, focused on how CacheFly is using Varnish Plus to turbocharge deliver performance.

During the webinar, Matt Levine shared:

  • How CacheFly used Varnish Plus to massively improve performance on “in-flight” objects.
  • How more granular control over caching and more flexibility allows CacheFly to deliver better customer service.
  • How features can now be added or changed within minutes—not days, while ensuring functionality is maintained in a timely fashion.
  • How CacheFly has saved both monetary and manpower resources after implementing Varnish Plus.

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Announcing CacheFly CDN—Turbocharged with Varnish Plus

I’m pleased to announce that over the past year, we’ve been revamping the underpinnings of our CDN, using Varnish Plus.

What is Varnish Plus?

Varnish Plus is an enhanced version of the open source front-end web application accelerator (HTTP reverse proxy).

Why did we decide to deploy Varnish Plus?

We decided to implement Varnish Plus for two reasons:

  • Significant Performance Boost:
    When combined with our high throughput performance CDN, Varnish Plus dramatically improves our TTFB, while preserving our industry leading throughput.  Varnish Plus is also a lot more efficient on todays modern hardware, which allows us to scale out additional PoPs with less hardware.
  • Ability to Deploy New Features—Faster:
    Since CacheFly began in 2005, we’ve relied on a mix of open-source solutions with our custom patches. While this allowed us to grow and scale into the high performance CDN we have today, it’s become infinitely more challenging to deploy new features. In addition to the performance improvement, using Varnish Plus enables us to deploy new in-demand features where we can add or change features within minutes—not days, all while backing it with our 100% availability SLA.

What does this mean for customers?

We’re offering our customers a turbo-charged version of CacheFly. What has always been the fastest throughput CDN in the world, will now be even faster.  Moving forward with Q2 and beyond, we’ll be deploying some amazing new features, including HTTP/2 support!

To learn more, subscribe for updates, or register to attend Varnish Summit NYC from 9am-4pm ET, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Bernheim and Schwartz, where I’ll be speaking with Varnish CTO and Founder, Per Buer, in a Q&A session, starting at 2pm ET.

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