Google’s SPDY and ActivNetworks’ BoostEdge to allow faster Web access
Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley Campus conducted a formal study to measure Web data and protocol optimization effect on Web performance. This research project demonstrates tremendous improvement in Web page load time.
Mountain View (CA, USA) and Paris (France), 21 March 2012,
Web performance is today a worldwide concern: 3G data connections and encrypted (SSL) remote access to data and applications are exploding. Performance issues come both from the lack of http efficiency and outpaced data bandwidth supply. To address these issues, many technologies are being developed to remedy the problem of bandwidth congestion and degraded performance. Two of the most promising approaches are content optimization and compression, and optimizing network protocols.
In a recent study, a Carnegie Mellon University research team has selected two advanced technologies:
- • SPDY by Google, a network optimization protocol that improves HTTP response times by crunching the latency effects of a network through optimizing the “handshakes” and reducing the number of required connections for a session
In the issued white paper, the research team reports on the performance benefits observed by using both network protocol and data optimization techniques separately then simultaneously. They found that both BoostEdge and SPDY provide a significant improvement in speed over HTTP. The maximum improvement is achieved by combining both solutions. The Web page load time improvement can exceed 60% even in the case of encrypted (SSL) transactions!
“In an age when mobile users are demanding more bandwidth, the mobile industry needs to develop new ways to increase capacity with minimal cost. Our research team created a test bed to benchmark performance and verify how that need is addressed using BoostEdge and SPDY,” said Dr. Steven Rosenberg, Associate Director of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley. “Our work with ActivNetworks is a good example of industry-university partnerships to advance technology, and we look forward to future collaborations.”
The full study is available on request.
About Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley Campus
Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university with a distinctive mix of world-renowned programs in engineering, computer science, robotics, business, public policy, fine arts and the humanities. In 2002, Carnegie Mellon established its Silicon Valley campus at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California to expand the reach of its outstanding professional programs and to perform innovative research that connects it to local, national, and global high-tech companies.
More info: www.cmu.edu/silicon-valley.
For the past decade, ActivNetworks has been the pioneer and expert in accelerating and optimizing HTTP Web data and video traffic. Recognized by Gartner as a “Visionary Vendor” in the market for Application Delivery Controllers (Soft ADC), the company recently received Red Herring’s prestigious Top 100 Global Award. Its flagship technology BoostEdge accelerates Web response time (3-10x) and reduces data and video flows (up to 75%). BoostEdge is deployed in more than 100 enterprises and operator networks worldwide and daily optimizes millions of connections.