MaxCDN Blog

April 1, 2015

How to Classify Your CDN’s Cache Hit Ratio and Correlate Metrics

Even with a CDN implemented, performance degradation and increased latency is always an unfortunate possibility for any web application. Consider for a moment what’s involved in a single web request from end-client to the origin: The request is fragmented and encapsulated into datum packets and sent out across the Internet backbone of network of cables,... Read More

March 31, 2015

Impact of Net Neutrality Win on ISPs, Edge Networks, CDNs and Users

Since we helped throttle the FCC last year, it’s been a long journey for net neutrality in the United States. But on February 26, the FCC voted in favor of net neutrality and created the Open Internet rules as part of their promise to keep the Internet unrestricted and available to everyone. Broadband Internet providers,... Read More

March 25, 2015

How AdRoll Has Scaled To Process 1.8 Trillion Requests Per Month

MaxCDN is proud to present #MaxScale, our new series that takes an in-depth look at how enterprise-level tech companies handle scale at the highest levels of bandwidth, storage, analysis and more. In this installment, we chat with AdRoll’s CTO Valentino Volonghi. In 2007, a team of four people founded advertising startup AdRoll. Established and headquartered... Read More

March 11, 2015

New MaxCDN Office in Las Vegas (or Another Engineering Playground)

I started at MaxCDN splitting my time between our headquarters in LA and my hometown Las Vegas. When I joined the company, our team was fairly small. Four people in engineering, four in DevOps, and about 20 team members company-wide. From the time I started nearly two years ago, MaxCDN has more than tripled in... Read More

March 5, 2015

Don’t FREAK Out: MaxCDN Users Not Vulnerable to SSL Exploit

On March 3rd, 2015, researchers discovered a new SSL/TLS exploit termed FREAK. FREAK uses deliberately weakened cryptography to intercept and decrypt encrypted communications. None of our customers are vulnerable to this attack, and we’re committed to preventing similar attacks from occurring in the future. What is FREAK? FREAK, short for “Factoring RSA-EXPORT Keys,” takes advantage... Read More

Now Shipping: Easier SSL Certification Management, Real Time Widget, API Improvements

Our engineering team has released some improvements that streamline SSL certification management and provide clearer visibility in the control panel and API. Easier SSL Certification Management SSL certificates are now bound to accounts rather than individual zones. This makes it easier to manage multiple certificates and do updates in batch form – something particularly useful... Read More

March 2, 2015

The Shift from SPDY to HTTP/2, and What It Means for You

It seems like just yesterday we rolled out SPDY support to all of our customers. But Google announced on February 8th its plan to remove SPDY from its Chrome browser in 2016. The reason? To make way for HTTP/2, the official successor of the HTTP protocol that was recently completed and approved. For those who... Read More

February 26, 2015

How The Next Web Scaled to 7.2 Million Visitors a Month

MaxCDN is proud to present #MaxScale, our new series that takes an in-depth look at how enterprise-level tech companies handle scale at the highest levels of bandwidth, storage, analysis and more. In this installment we chat with Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, co-founder of The Next Web that uses MaxCDN as its content delivery network. The... Read More

February 25, 2015

Now Shipping: Pseudo Streaming on Pull Zones (for Better Video)

Now video streaming is more powerful through MaxCDN pull zones. Recently we enabled our new mp4 module for all MaxCDN customers. This Nginx module was created in-house by our developers, specifically for the use cases of companies that deliver video. What This Means for You Now there’s no need for videos to be fully cached... Read More

February 24, 2015

Introducing MaxCDN’s Core Values: Who We Are Today, Who We’ll Always Be

In February 2015, we finalized our company core values and made them public to our team and the world. This post will give you background on what inspired these values and what each of them mean. Leading Up to Our Core Values MaxCDN began as a startup in 2009 with about 5 people, nearly doubling... Read More