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Maximizing CDN Host and Sub-Account Efficiency

Highwinds services have been architected in such a way that there is no technical limit to the number of CDN host and sub-accounts that can be created, a feature that resellers and customers with hundreds or thousands of downstream customers find extremely beneficial. However, in practical terms, configurations that have more than a few hundred hosts can […]

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Highwinds to Demo Full Site Acceleration Platform at Velocity

NS1 and Google Cloud Platform Join Highwinds to Host “Snappy Hour” Networking Event SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 21, 2016 – Highwinds® is pleased to announce that it is providing live in-booth demos of its Full Site Acceleration platform and, together with partners NS1 and Google Cloud Platform, hosting a “Snappy Hour” event this week at […]

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a CDN

You’re in the market for a content delivery network (CDN) for your business but where do you start? There are many important aspects to evaluate but what are some of the basics you should know when choosing a CDN? Knowing the basics can help ensure a fair rate to deliver your content, and most importantly, […]

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One of the ways that Highwinds helps protect your origin servers from an overload of requests from multiple points of presence is by offering Origin Shielding. Origin Shielding is a service that aggregates the CDN requests for content from the customer origin to a single Highwinds point of presence (PoP) and a secondary PoP that […]

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Testing Origin to Highwinds Edge Performance with Barometer

If you’ve logged in to StrikeTracker today you may have noticed a new option under the tools section of the left navigation bar. This is an exciting new bit of functionality that we’re calling Barometer.   Barometer is a tool that surfaces functionality we’ve been developing on the back end of our stack to determine […]

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Purging CDN Cached Content by Tag

Posted: 3-14-2016 | 3:49pm
Purging CDN Cached Content by Tag

As mentioned in an earlier blog post (Four Ways to Purge CDN Content), purging CDN cached content by tag enables you to clear the cache of content that contains one or more of the submitted list of tags as defined by your origin server. Tags are assigned to cached content via an X-Tag response header, […]

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Yashi Leverages Highwinds CDN for Video Ad Streaming

    The following press release from Yashi was posted on March 9, 2016. Yashi’s Integration with Highwinds Content Delivery Network Is the Latest Development in the Company’s Push for Speed and Innovation  Toms River, N.J. – March 9, 2016 – Award-winning Demand Side Platform, Yashi, today announced their partnership with Highwinds Network Group, Inc. […]

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Four Ways to Purge CDN Content

Posted: 2-19-2016 | 5:44pm
Four Ways to Purge CDN Content

At Highwinds when designing functionality, we have to strike a balance between power and usability. One of which is to offer customers different options to purge content. Some of our customer needs call for the facility to script complex and sophisticated actions as part of their business process. Others need the ability to delegate simple tasks […]

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SNI Enables Cost-Effective CDN Security

Over the past few releases we’ve achieved a number of improvements to our SSL infrastructure (see our blog last year regarding Apple ATS support) and the result of that effort is starting to manifest in our customer facing APIs and StrikeTracker portal. I’d like to highlight two of those resulting features for you today. SNI […]

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New Changes in User Creation and Password Reset in StrikeTracker

In order to improve on our security best practices we’ve made a few workflow improvements to the new user creation and password reset in StrikeTracker. Starting today, StrikeTracker admins can create users with arbitrary names as long as they are unique. They can then potentially use the same email address for multiple user profiles. This […]

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