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Happy 2nd Birthday BootstrapCDN

It is amazing how fast 730 days can pass by. When we first launched BootstrapCDN 2 years ago, I never thought it would continue to grow at a pace as it has. Quick History On May 25, 2012 we registered BootstrapCDN.com. By early June the site was deployed, by July 5, 2012 external traffic really […]

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Now Shipping: MaxCLI > maxcurl

I’ve been recently working on building out a Go package to interact with MaxCDN’s REST API. In the process, I started building a suite of command line tools for easily performing common account actions. This is the first in a multipart series on these MaxCLI tools, where I’ll be covering a tool I call maxcurl. […]

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Now Serving: Tokyo Japan

At MaxCDN we know that every millisecond counts. We’re happy to announce that we’ve expanded our network with an additional point of presence (PoP) in Tokyo, Japan. This location will be available as an add-on called “More Locations” for $15 a month or $150 a year.  Currently we have 3 PoPs in the add-on: Jurong […]

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MaxCDN at Velocity 2014 Santa Clara

Come join us at Velocity Santa Clara, a conference focused on web performance and speed. We will be attending and exhibiting on June 24-26. Stop by our booth #621 for some great swag and meet some fun people.  Need to charge your devices? We will have a charging station on hand. Yep, we’re that thoughtful. Our […]

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How we built our Real-time Analytics Platform

With the recent release of our Analytics Platform, we would like to give you a behind the scenes look of how we built it. The amount of log data our worldwide network produces is staggering.  Every day, our servers generate over 8 terabytes of raw log data (before compression).  During our peak times, our servers are […]

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MaxCDN at BigDataCamp LA

Taylor Dondich, Director of Engineering at MaxCDN, will present at BigDataCamp LA. He has previously worked in the enterprise network engineering market and has extensive experience in implementing open source tools to provide the solutions to IT Management tasks. Empowering Your Customers With Your Big Data As a service provider, your infrastructure will produce a […]

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MaxCDN Analytics Platform: Debug and automate like a boss

At MaxCDN, we’re serious about analytics. To provide fast and reliable services to you, we have been using advanced analytics tools to keep one step ahead of the market. Now, after cranking for the past 6 months, we’re excited to be able to bring those same tools to you, to help you better manage every […]

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Women Who Code Meetup

Embarking on or in the middle of your job search?  Join Us for our open discussion about online portfolios, whiteboarding and prepping for a technical interview. You are welcome to bring any projects or problems  for technical feedback, assistance, or code review. There will be experience programmers on hand to help with the following: Code […]

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DNS Load Balancing – Comparison of 4 services

What is DNS load balancing? DNS load balancing reroutes live traffic based on data and other specified parameters. For example, you have a very popular and heavily-trafficked website. To prevent overloading your servers with hits, traffic can be routed to other servers based on their location, server availability and performance. A user’s browser will attempt […]

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Now Patched: OpenSSL CCS Injection aka CVE-2014-0224

We just finished patching all over our servers running the vulnerable version of OpenSSL.  Unlike Heartbleed this affects ALL versions of OpenSSL (yes even the ones that were patched to fix Heartbleed). Here is what the OpenSSL Foundation has said about this vulnerability: “An attacker using a carefully crafted handshake can force the use of weak keying material […]

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