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Beginner’s Guide to Dynamic Site Acceleration

Today, many enterprises face immense pressure to deliver and update digital content at a high speed – especially e-commerce sites and software-as-a-service providers. Here’s why: The internet is powerful, but it wasn’t meant to handle dynamic applications and content. Standard Internet protocols hinder performance and present a challenge when slow page load times can be…

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What is Anycast and How Does it Work?

What is Anycast

Anycast overview Anycast is a network addressing and routing method that attributes a single IP address to multiple servers in a network. The idea behind anycast is that data is sent to the closest server based on the location of the user request. By doing so, the user can reduce network hops and latency, reducing…

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Zenlayer accelerates live streaming growth, solves global network challenges

With global expansion, increased smartphone penetration rates and increased connectivity, live streaming apps have quickly gained popularity across China. Micro-video apps in particular have seen explosive growth. According to a QuestMobile report, the number of micro-video app users reached 410 million in 2017, a growth of 116.5% since 2016, while micro-video app usage time accounted…

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6 Reasons Why You Should Outsource your IT Infrastructure

Outsourcing IT Infrastructure

  Your IT infrastructure is the foundation your business runs on. Managing your own IT infrastructure is challenging, yet it is mission critical. Working with an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) company can reduce risk and ensures uptime. With the right IT infrastructure and correct deployment strategies, there’s no limit to how much your business is can do. Here…

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The Importance Of Scalable and Flexible Bandwidth

flexible and scalable bandwidth

Your bandwidth is like traffic – the more your put through, the more congested it is. Bandwidth is the commodity every business needs, but usually they have either too much or too little. What many businesses overlook is the importance of flexible bandwidth. By flexing and scaling up bandwidth, you get a custom solution that meets your business…

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The Benefits of Peering

Peering is a way to exchange traffic with another party (typically a transit provider or content provider) via a direct connection. No third party networks are involved and usually neither party incurs a cost for the traffic exchanged, unless it is a paid peering arrangement (less common).

At GPF 12.0 in NYC this week, Zenlayer expanded its peering network in Europe and Asia, and now has over 300 global peers.

In this blog, we discuss the top three benefits of peering.

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Expect to pay more for China hosting

A popular misconception that foreign companies have when deploying IT services in China is the assumption that IT costs in China will be lower.

However, this is not true. When compared to the United States, hosting costs in IP transit, space, and power cost more in China.

In China, telecom services is largely a duopoly between China Telecom and China Unicom…

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