22-05-2013, 14:38 #1
EdgeCast lança CDN usando rede separada do tráfego 2a. classe da Internet
São as forças do mercado corroendo a neutralidade da Internet. Nada que a Softlayer e outros não estão fazendo por ai. Ou o que a Akamai já faz há muitos anos.
No caso da EdgeCast, a passagem de 1a. classe é só para os ricos e poderosos da Internet.
Note-se que no Google Compute Engine os IPs das VMs são anycast e o tráfego percorre a maior parte da rota usando uma rede privativa (interna) do Google. É, o Google, defensor da "net neutrality", para os outros.
Don't be Evil.
EdgeCast Launches Separate eCommerce Acceleration Network
May 22nd, 2013 by Robert Powell
Challenging the CDN heirarchy from a new angle, EdgeCast today sharpened its aim at the enterprise acceleration market and unveiled EdgeCast Transact. It’s a purpose-built solution aimed at large retailers and the increasingly specialized needs of high volume e-commerce.
The new network is based on their existing CDN technology, but built on an entirely separate network infrastructure tuned specifically for the site acceleration and transaction needs of online retail sites. In other words, it’s aimed at enterprises tired of sharing a least-common-demoninator fast lane with everything from cute cat videos to gaming updates to whatever it is kids listen to these days.
Spending the millions necessary to build a completely separate CDN infrastructure in an industry whose cost structure is governed by scale is an eye-opening shift. Will having it give them additional pricing power in a very competitive segment of the market? I’d say it will if it does in fact give them an extra boost in reliable performance, since in online commerce these days every millisecond of attention span means real money.
For the past year, EdgeCast has been largely talking about the opportunity to work with network operators, with two more partnerships this spring (TELIN, Teliasonera). But they’ve obviously got more than one prong to the attack on Akamai’s ongoing dominance of the sector.
22-05-2013, 22:14 #2
EdgeCast Launches Dedicated CDN for eCommerceBy: Jason Verge
May 22nd, 2013
CDN provider EdgeCast has built a complete separate, dedicated network to serve eCommerce, dubbed EdgeCast Transact. It’s PCI compliant, and incorporates device detection and dozens of commerce-specific optimizations. This “share nothing” approach to network architecture is unique in the content delivery industry, and might start a trend of offering exclusive footprints to specific sets of customers.
“Nowhere do speed and availability matter more than in eCommerce,” said Ted Middleton, EdgeCast VP of product management. “The Internet’s top retailers told us they wanted a discrete, secure, global network that they didn’t have to share with other types of content, so we spent the past year building exactly that.”
Edgecast designed, tested and built the new network in major metropolitan centers around the world over the course of a year. It’s based on the same proven methods Edgecast has been using for the past six years on its content delivery network.
The new solution offers optimized communication path to serve content and handle transactions regardless of conditions on the broader Internet or with other EdgeCast CDN networks. eCommerce customers completely avoid competition for resources with other customers in different segments.
Security being a major concern, the network is architected with robust redundancy and failover, elastic provisioning for holiday-type traffic spikes, and credit card detection and removal algorithms.
Performance optimizations include secure pre-establishment of sessions between origin and end user. Mobile device detection and front end optimization is built in. Optimization is executed directly on edge servers for the best possible performance.
EdgeCast also aligns the network’s operating policies with eCommerce business cycles, conducting code freezes during the busiest shopping times to ensure 100 percent availability and stability.
Última edição por 5ms; 22-05-2013 às 22:17.
23-05-2013, 01:24 #3
- Data de Ingresso
- Dec 2011
Não entendi qual a relação disso com neutralidade da rede. CDNs em geral costumam a não oferecer todos os edges a todos os clientes. A Akamai atende o Facebook mas nunca vi um edge dela no Brasil servindo conteúdo do Facebook. Isso provavelmente se deve ao baixo valor por GB trafegado que o Facebook topa pagar. Agora se você acessar o Official Church of Scientology: Beliefs & Practices, Books, L. Ron Hubbard, What is Scientology? David Miscavige, você será quase sempre (senão sempre) servido por um edge da Akamai no Brasil (desde que não se use OpenDNS ou Google DNS).
Clientes diferentes de uma mesma CDN sendo atendidos por redes de edges diferentes, sendo uma visivelmente mais rápida que a outra. Não vejo do lado do balcão das CDNs o risco de violação da neutralidade da rede e sim na outra ponta, nos fornecedores de trânsito (telcos) e acesso (ISPs).
23-05-2013, 02:01 #4
O que eu disse não tem nada a ver com edge caching. Nem os artigos. Sobre a violação da neutralidade, é mais do que evidente.
Última edição por 5ms; 23-05-2013 às 02:04.