Offloading

Offloading Websites onto the Cloud: Whats Next

A brief survey of services that offload your website onto the cloud yielded several results. Amazon S3, Cloudflare and MaxCDN. There has been an explosion in the number of websites offloading their content and as a result the above mentioned services are seeing increased demand. Amazon S3 has over a trillion objects stored in their system and hundreds of thousands of customers, MaxCDN  has 13,000 + business and Cloudflare is growing as well. Here is Cloudflare’s stats at the time of writing:

The reason why these companies are doing well is simple. Offloading websites makes sense. It is economical, reliable, scalable and extremely simple to implement. Offloading is a growing trend but the technology is still in its infancy. However, Obsidian Delta the developer of CyberCDN is developing technology to enhance websites that are being offloaded onto the cloud. Offloading websites significantly changes how high capacity websites will be developed in the future. It is apparent that there needs to be a layer between the website and the cloud that will enable webmasters to further refine and make additions to the final website that is presented to the client.

The technology creates an application layer beyond your origin server. By creating a layer between your static website and the service that your site is being offloaded onto, it becomes possible to add extra features to your static website. Some examples of what can be done is optimizing images for the client or transforming content i.e. Word document to PDF. But this is only the beginning, it [...]

By |February 28th, 2013|Cloud|0 Comments|

Your Website in the Cloud

If your website crashes a lot or it is really slow, there can be many technical reason for this. If your website is hosted with a traditional web hosting company then the server that your website is being hosted on is more than likely hosting other websites as well. Servers have  limited RAM and CPU resources and with any spike in traffic for any of the sites hosted on that server, your website will slow down or worse, crash. One way to get around this is to have your own server and if that is not enough then you can create a web farm that will handle traffic spikes. And if you wanted to get even fancier then you can create several server farms across the globe to ensure that there is no latency for customers requesting your site from across the globe. Now as one can imagine the costs associate with such a infrastructure is enormous.
A solution to keep costs down and still reap the benefits of a world class infrastructure is to offload your website onto the cloud. Offloading websites has now become a common practice and outlined below is the process used by Cyber CDN  which is a service created by Obsidian Delta that offloads entire websites onto the cloud.

 

Once you have setup which files or websites you want offloaded then the initial request by the client is as follows

 

Now any subsequent requests is as follows

 
The technology was created by Obsidian Delta from the ground up to be distributed, reliable, easy to implement and low cost. Essentially using [...]

By |February 21st, 2013|Cloud|0 Comments|