Amazon Cuts Down Prices in Response to Google, 10 Most Amazing Cloud-Based Start-Ups and More Cloud News

March 31, 2014 Published in: News Author: Goran Čandrlić

Amazon responds to Google with Cutting Down Prices “The 42nd set of price cuts in the 8 years of Amazon’s cloud existence, came at the AWS Summit in San Francisco,” reports GigaOM. Their S3 services are now available with 51% reduction on average, the price decreased from 36% to 65%. Their EC2 services are now […]

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The Great Web Slowdown and What Can We Do About It

March 24, 2014 Published in: eCommerce,Website Speed Author: Goran Čandrlić

Recently, WebPerformanceToday issued a case study called “State of the Union for ecommerce web performance“. The findings are related to speed of ecommerce site and are confirming what we already know – the web is getting slower. While the median top 500 ecommerce website homepages took 7.7 seconds to load a year ago, it now […]

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Amazon cloud turns 8, Google Drive drops prices and more news

March 17, 2014 Published in: News Author: Goran Čandrlić

Amazon cloud turns 8 Ten years ago in March, Amazon launched its first Internet storage service S3, and today AWS is dominating the cloud market and is even used to build CIA’s enormous secret cloud storage in a contract worth $600 million over 10 years. Amazon Web Service is now an “IT juggernaut” as hinted […]

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RTMP – Real Time Messaging Protocol Explained

March 10, 2014 Published in: CDN Author: Goran Čandrlić

Real Time Messaging Protocol or RTMP is mainly serving for high speed transmission of audio, video and data between flash player and a server. Initially developed by Macromedia, the protocol is now owned by Adobe, and specifications about it have only partially been released for public use. According to those specifications, the RTMP protocol has […]

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E-Commerce Trend in 2014: Invest in Tablet

February 26, 2014 Published in: eCommerce Author: Goran Čandrlić

Mobile was the eCommerce trend throughout the past year, but the experts see that the new trend may be: tablet. Vendors invested significantly in 2012 and 2013 in creating smart phone-specific shopping experiences. The result was that the average conversion rate for smart phone visitors grew 51.6%, while the growth of conversion rate on PC […]

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Cloud related spending to triple soon, Public clouds have matured, SkyDrive is now OneDrive

February 25, 2014 Published in: News Author: Goran Čandrlić

Cloud Related Spending to Triple by 2017 IT spending on cloud infrastructure and services is said to grow a healthy 20% to 172.4 billion next year, according to IHS Technology. That is, an increasing move on the part of enterprise businesses to move their information technology services, applications and infrastructure to a cloud-based architecture will […]

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Edge Side Includes (ESI) – A Complete Overview

February 20, 2014 Published in: CDN Author: Goran Čandrlić

Web 2.0 Digitage 2012 (Photo credit: ocean.flynn) Edge Side Includes or ESI is a markup language for edge level dynamic web content assembly. The goal of ESI is to solve the problem of web infrastructure scaling and content publishing. Co-authored by Akamai, ATG, BEA Systems, Circadence, Digital Island, IBM, Interwoven, Oracle, and Vignette ESI Language […]

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Comcast merges with Time Warner Cable, Napier retires from Rackspace & more cloud news

February 14, 2014 Published in: News Author: Goran Čandrlić

Video Data: Comcast merges with Time Warner Cable Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable announced that their Boards of Directors have approved a definitive agreement for Time Warner Cable to merge with Comcast. The agreement is a friendly, stock-for-stock transaction in which Comcast will acquire 100% of Time Warner Cable’s 284.9 million shares outstanding for […]

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Mobile Optimization: Avoid 4G Latency with Performance Best Practices

February 12, 2014 Published in: Website Speed Author: Goran Čandrlić

4G can at times feel faster, and was at times promised to be even ten times faster than 3G or consumers ISPs, but would technology experts approve? The networks are actually performing the best they can but will all the additional content such as share buttons, images, and videos added to the website, it is […]

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Apple Builds its own CDN? Microsoft Names New CEO and More Cloud News

February 7, 2014 Published in: Cloud,News Author: Goran Čandrlić

Apple builds its own CDN? Apple is reportedly building its own CDN capability, according to Dan Rayburn, a long-time CDN expert and EVP of Streaming Media. This could disturb CDN providers such as Akamai or Level3. Building its own CDN, however, would help Apple manage its growing iCloud service usage, as well as hosting and […]

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