SimpleCDN goes down – a case for using multiple CDN providers

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

CDN provider SimpleCDN has been down since last few days, with their customers venting their anger via online channels such as twitter. To know more about what a CDN is, please read this post. The reason given by them :- Dear SimpleCDN Customer, I am writing this letter to update you on a situation ...

In a CDN’d world, OpenDNS is the enemy!

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

While many people are happy with using DNS service providers such as OpenDNS, Google, etc... I will show you here why they may not produce optimal results. The way most CDNs work is by using DNS routing. When a user attempts to resolve a hostname, the CDN's DNS server responds with ...

Make your own cheap charlie CDN

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

CDN stands for Content Delivery(or Distribution) Network. It is a network of servers usually located in various geographic locations to improve the availability and access speed of a website (or webapp or other media). The main use of CDNs were during the nineteens when inter-continental access was slow, scarce and ...