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Need the Best CDN for Australia?

Good news for anyone with Aussie-based traffic: We’re now serving Melbourne.

Our new Melbourne POP is deployed in Equinix’s brand new $60M Melbourne data center, “ME1.”

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Equinix Melbourne Data Center (Photo Credit: Equinix)

With edge caches now in three Australian locations—Melbourne (Equinix), Sydney (Equinix) and Perth (WAIX), we’re significantly improving our Australia CDN presence to ensure that your end users will receive incomparably faster delivery than with any other CDN.

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Equinix’s New $60M Data Center in Melbourne, “ME1.” (Photo Credit: Equinix)

Why Australia?
Our decision to deploy in Melbourne—Australia’s second largest market—follows in response to the high projected growth of Internet traffic in Australia. Analyst firms such as Frost & Sullivan predict the Australian IaaS market to grow at a CAGR of 14% between 2013 and 2020, reaching $1.36 billion by 2020.

Jeremy Deutsch, Managing Director, Equinix Australia, had this to say about our partnership: “CacheFly’s deployment in ME1 is further proof that Equinix’s interconnection solutions provide a competitive edge for business. CacheFly is a clear leader amongst Content Delivery Networks, whilst Equinix is dedicated to bringing global leaders the power of interconnection. With ME1, CacheFly now has the ability to connect in many ways to many customers, partners and geographies in order to accelerate its business performance and create new opportunities.”

Melbourne marks our 41st POP, globally, following our recent launch of POPs in Jakarta, Indonesia and La Paz, Bolivia.

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We’re Now Serving LaPaz & Jakarta

We continuously work on our infrastructure to ensure your end-users receive the best in content delivery — no matter where they reside.

That’s why we’re happy to announce that we’ve added three new points of presence (POPs) to our network infrastructure, to better serve your audiences near La Paz, Bolivia and Jakarta, Indonesia.

With a total of 40 POPs, this brings our current POPs per region count to:

AMER: 13
EMEA: 19
APAC: 8

View all POPs on our Global Network Map >>

Evaluating PoPs: Where are your users?

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A PoP, or point of presence, is a geolocation for information service that allows customers all over the globe to access your company’s content. To improve page load and download times at a low cost, a content delivery network (CDN) will have many PoPs located throughout the world.

PoPs improve global service

One of the main services that a CDN provides is latency reduction. When trying to access content, slow download and page load times will degrade a user’s overall experience with the content. Latency can be a problem if your company has customers located throughout the world trying to access your content remotely. For example, if your company is located in New York and needs to deliver content to users in London, all information transmitted will be affected by a transmission delay since the two places are geographically disparate. When information is delayed, a user will experience a disconnect between their actions and the response. With PoPs located throughout the world based on where your customers are, latency won’t be an issue. A CDN can help accomplish this.

When a CDN places a PoP close to the user, the transmission delay will go down. In many ways, locating PoPs near users has a salutary effect on many factors beyond simple transmission speed. A PoP that is closer to the user will not be affected by network congestion that occurs in other nodes of the network. Other variable network parameters may show improved performance as well. The shorter the path between a PoP and a user, the faster content will travel—and when content downloads quickly, the user is happy.

Know where your users are

To evaluate PoP needs, you have to know where in the world your users are located. You also need to understand that their locations are ever-changing. Knowing where they are at all times will help tremendously in this evaluation. The more PoPs a CDN provides, the more you can ensure that your global users will experience as little latency as possible.

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Using a CDN is more efficient than building your own infrastructure

One of the most interesting by-products of the growth of cloud computing, service infrastructures, and content delivery networks (CDNs) is how they, together, have revolutionized how businesses leverage information technology. In most cases, using a CDN makes more sense for small- to medium-sized businesses instead of organizations making the effort to build and manage their own infrastructure. In short, it allows your firm to focus on what it does best—run its own business—instead of spending time and resources on an IT department that operates less efficiently than a top-ranked CDN.

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In the server room.

The advantages of using a content delivery service

The benefits of using a CDN are wide-ranging and applicable to many business sectors. Your company reaps the benefits of a state-of-the-art technical infrastructure managed by experts in their fields. Most of the leading CDNs offer top-ranked performance through the existence of strategic points of presence (PoPs) on the Internet, allowing your organization efficient, worldwide access to rich media and other Internet content with minimal latency.

If your company is involved in online gaming or offers streaming video services, it makes sense to partner with a CDN, as your user base will benefit from superior Internet performance. Many CDNs also offer other necessary features like real-time performance metrics and analytics, giving you peace of mind that your organization’s CDN investment is adding business value.

Letting your business focus on business

Ultimately, the best reason for using a CDN simply involves letting your business focus on its day-to-day operations without the worry of also managing a technical infrastructure. If your company depends on an engaged user base consuming media content or enjoying the latest in online gaming, your network assets will always need to perform at 100 percent efficiency. Choosing a leading CDN as your IT partner is the best way to make your network hum, make your customers happy, and make your bottom line grow.

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CacheFly Ensures Top Performance with Noction IRP

CacheFly has announced today the deployment of Noction Intelligent Routing Platform (IRP) to greatly enhance the speed of content delivery by optimizing network route flows.

CacheFly’s decision to deploy Noction IRP follows their rapid expansion of globally distributed Points of Presence (POPs), doubling to more than 30 in the past year. The Noction IRP deployment within CacheFly’s global network will provide advanced network monitoring and troubleshooting in regards to route optimization. “Performance is paramount to what we do,” said CTO and Founder of CacheFly, Matt Levine. “Deploying Noction IRP to our POPs around the world allows us to react automatically to performance problems in middle-mile networks and continue to deliver on our promise of being the fastest content delivery network in the world.” CacheFly will deploy Noction IRP in several of their POP locations, with expectations to deploy IRP in its entire network.

CDNs, such as CacheFly, improve the speed of content delivery by caching copies of content onto globally dispersed POPs to deliver content closer to the user. CacheFly was the first company to offer CDN services that rely solely on TCP Anycast for routing, rather than DNS-based global load balancing. CacheFly’s anycast technology delivers customer content from the Internet’s major peering locations, to deliver rich-media content considerably faster than single-hosting delivery  However, all CDNs are vulnerable to increases in the wide-area latency between their server farms and the client, due to inter-domain routing changes or congestion in the middle-mile network segment. Noction IRP combats WAN latency by conducting non-intrusive traffic analyses to determine optimal network routes for faster, more efficient content delivery.

“CacheFly pioneered an innovation that it continues to build upon, allowing the company to lead the CDN space,” stated Noction’s President, Grigore Raileanu “We are excited to contribute to CacheFly’s ability to deliver unsurpassed reliability and performance worldwide.”