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Protect Content With SNI and Certificates

This is part three of our Five Advanced CDN Configurations for the Serious User blog series. Server Name Indication, or SNI, is a method by which clients such as web browsers can securely designate the domain that they are attempting to access before completing the SSL handshake. That means that custom SSL certificates can be […]

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Get to Know Your NOC: Featuring Emily

Posted: 8-23-2016 | 7:33pm
Get to Know Your NOC: Featuring Emily

The following “Get to Know Your NOC” is the eighth in a series highlighting our employees, their contributions and their interests outside of work. The Highwinds support team is here to take your calls 24x7x365. As such, we hope to get to know you on a first name basis.

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Manage Your CDN Origin

Posted: 8-17-2016 | 12:37pm
Manage Your CDN Origin

This is part two of our Five Advanced CDN Configurations for the Serious User blog series. To improve application performance, you can use technologies to shield your CDN origin using a mid-tier cache and origin shielding. This effectively delivers your content by replicating it and storing it on the edge servers closest to your customers. […]

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Highwinds Tapped for Multiple Streaming Award Nominations

Highwinds has again received three streaming award nominations for the annual Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards. Voting is now open and will remain open until September 26. Highwinds has been nominated in the following categories: Content Delivery Network – Highwinds CDN Media & Entertainment Video Platform – Highwinds EveryStream Analytics Platform – Highwinds StrikeTracker The […]

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Five Advanced CDN Configurations for the Serious User

Using a CDN off the shelf is like buying an economy sedan off the lot and then racing at the Daytona 500. The car will get you to work and back, but you’re not going to beat a highly-customized racing machine fine-tuned for speed, performance, and durability. In our Five Advanced CDN Configurations for the […]

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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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