In the last few years, we’ve discovered that many of our customers have been putting up with artificial clients hitting their websites. Scraping competitors’ websites for business intelligence purposes is quickly becoming a common practice.
This is one of the most frequently asked questions I encounter. To understand how a front-end web performance optimization (WPO) solution complements a CDN — and ultimately delivers dramatic acceleration gains for your web pages or enterprise applications — you need to understand which pain points each solution addresses.
Let’s recall exactly how server virtualization started and what it’s all about: In the late 90’s, a company named VMware developed hypervisor technology, and as much as it had immediate appeal, not too many people really understood it and only a select few believed there was a business value associated with the technology.
It is a widely held belief that web sites must be getting faster, rather than slower, thanks to the rapid evolution of browsers, devices, and networks. But is this actually the case? Our latest ecommerce web performance survey, conducted across the top 500 retail sites (as ranked by Alexa.com), indicates otherwise.
As Mobile Web Access Rises, Businesses Must Prepare for an Increase in Network Strain by Improving Both Site Performance and Customer Satisfaction