Keep-alives and compression are two of the easiest, lowest-hanging fruit on the performance optimization tree, yet almost half of the leading retail websites aren’t taking advantage of these best practices simultaneously. How to identify and fix this problem on your site.
I’m a skeptic. As an acceleration play, I see the cost of dynamic site acceleration (aka “whole site acceleration”) products — such as Limelight Site, Cotendo, Akamai DSA and WA, and CDNetworks Application Acceleration — far outweighing the benefit.
In part 2 of my two-part video whiteboarding session for Network World, I talk about the web performance solution landscape, including CDNs and ADCs, and I explain why these don’t address all the opportunities for site optimization.