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Topix uses CacheFly to deliver to over 12M global readers

Topix, a leading U.S. newspaper site and community reached massive growth in recent years, attracting over 12 million daily readers, worldwide. The increase in bandwidth caused crushing loads to Topix’s singly located servers, at its Palo Alto, CA headquarters. According to Steve Rubinstein, COO of Topix, “Having both dynamic and static files on our machines […]

Topix, a leading U.S. newspaper site and community reached massive growth in recent years, attracting over 12 million daily readers, worldwide. The increase in bandwidth caused crushing loads to Topix’s singly located servers, at its Palo Alto, CA headquarters. According to Steve Rubinstein, COO of Topix, “Having both dynamic and static files on our machines made it difficult and time consuming to optimize and manage. We needed a reliable means of serving static content without using our bandwidth.”
Rubinstein researched Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and chose CacheFly for two reasons: “When comparing CacheFly to the cost of bigger CDNs, there wasn’t enough of a difference in performance between the bigger CDNs and what CacheFly…”



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