The need for “Off the Shelf” data centers
White paper on the need for data center consumerisation and its benefits to business, quality. and cost savings.
Federal government agencies falling short on the IPv6 initiative
More than 99% of the federal government agencies do not support IPv6 on their public web infrastructure, falling short of meeting a 2010 directive from the the Obama administration. The key reason is lack of support for IPv6 by government contractors, including CDNs, network devices, and ISPs.
What is the right page speed target?
Level 3 blog post looks at why 2 seconds is the new page speed target and what is the correlation between page load speed and conversions. The article recommends sites to look at the maximum load time for a specific percentile, and focus on delivering pages in 2 seconds for specific user segments.
How Wayfair handled traffic load from a news article.
Wayfair engineering team discusses how they handled the unexpected traffic load from a news article which had a larger impact than Cyber Monday.
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