Lots of news on the Strangeloop front

It’s been a busy week, even by Strangeloop standards:

Monday: We announced that we’ve successfully integrated Google’s SPDY protocol into our Site Optimizer appliance and service, making Site Optimizer the world’s first commercial product to offer site owners the opportunity to implement SPDY automatically on their sites. For background, our official press release is here, but I also really like this write-up by Steven Vaughan-Nichols at ZDNet and this one by Erica Naone at MIT’s Technology Review.

Tuesday: We announced that we’re partnering with Neustar Webmetrics to combine their ability to put their finger on precisely where performance pains happen with our ability to fix those pains. Neustar has a fantastic team, and we’re really looking forward to working with them.

Wednesday: Steve Souders announced at Velocity that Strangeloop is one of the sponsors of the HTTP Archive as it grows to support one million of the world’s leading websites. The archive promises to be an invaluable resource to those of us who care about tracking changes in how sites are built and delivered. (Case in point: Did you know that in just six months — from November 2010 to May 2011 — the average site grew by 8%, from 658k to 711k? That’s a pretty huge change for such a short time span! And we know about this change thanks to the archive.)

And the excitement isn’t over — now everyone’s at Velocity. (Including me, finally! My flight got delayed in Denver, and I just arrived.) While I’ve missed a chunk of the proceedings, there are still a lot of great sessions to look forward to, and great people to catch up with. If you’re here, say hi.

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