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Updates & Insights on all Things CDN

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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Now Serving Sydney Australia

At MaxCDN we know that every millisecond counts. As being the fastest CDN in North America we're happy to announce that we've expanded our network with an additional point of presence (PoP) in Sydney, Australia. This location will be available as an add-on called “More Locations” for $15 a month or $150 a year.  Currently […]

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Now Shipping: New and Improved Control Panel Features

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added new Control Panel and Edge Location Map features, and improved one of our Reports functions. One of our new features allows EdgeRules customers to manage traffic based on the location of your users. We’ve also introduced a new report for Zone Breakdowns (by platform) that’s available to all […]

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How we improved our API response time by 95%

MaxCDN has always used a Perl-based system for provisioning zones to various Points of Presence (POPs) throughout the cache network. The current system started to creak as our client base grew: the provisioning happened on a single thread, and blocked on I/O operations. Creating a new node is primarily I/O bound (as data and settings […]

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MaxCDN acquires for MaxCDN Tools

I'm pleased to announce that we've acquired and integrated ProCSSor is a highly respected CSS prettifier that has hundreds of thousands of Web Developers with their projects since 2010.  It is well known tool with references in media (.net Magazine, CSSTricks, StackOverFlow, TheNextWeb). We worked with the original developer to make the transition smooth […]

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