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Monday
Jul302007

What is Mashery?

In the Amazon Services architecture article the podcast mentions Mashery. I went to their site at http://www.mashery.com/, but I can't quite figure out what it is. They want to:

Unleash and manage channels for your API responsibly with Mashery’s combination of security, usage, access management, tracking, metrics, commerce, performance optimization and developer community tools.
An example would help, because I am not getting it.

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Monday
Jul302007

Product: Yslow to speed up your web pages

Update: Speed up Apache - how I went from F to A in YSlow. Good example of using YSlow to speed up a website with solid code examples. Every layer in the multi-layer cake that is your website contributes to how long a page takes to display. YSlow, from Yahoo, is a cool tool for discovering how the ingredients of your site's top layer contribute to performance. YSlow analyzes web pages and tells you why they're slow based on the rules for high performance web sites. YSlow is a Firefox add-on integrated with the popular Firebug web development tool. YSlow gives you: * Performance report card * HTTP/HTML summary * List of components in the page * Tools including JSLint

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Monday
Jul302007

Product: SmarterStats

SmarterStats provides a solid architecture businesses and individual end users can use to track growth and forecast internet trends. * Track your website's growth and forecast internet trends * Features over 130 report items, plus Geographic Reporting * Log comparison saving 90% of your disk space * Email Reports available in Enterprise Edition * Enhanced data mining available in both editions

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Monday
Jul302007

Product: Akamai

Akamai transparently mirrors content (usually media objects such as audio, graphics, animation, video) stored on customer servers. Though the domain name is the same, the IP address points to an Akamai server rather than the customer's server. In addition to image caching, Akamai provides services which accelerate dynamic and personalized content, J2EE-compliant applications, and streaming media.

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Monday
Jul302007

Product: Photobucket

Photobucket's free account has a storage limit and a download bandwidth limit of 10 GB per month. There's no bandwidth limit on the $25 Pro account.

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Monday
Jul302007

Product: Flickr

Flickr offers a free basic account with limited upload bandwidth and limited storage. Download bandwidth is unlimited. Upgrading to a paid Pro account for $25/year removes all upload and storage restrictions. Flickr's terms of use warn that "professional or corporate uses of Flickr are prohibited", and all external images require a link back to Flickr.

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Monday
Jul302007

Product: ImageShack

ImageShack offers free, unlimited storage with a 100 MB per hour bandwidth limit for each image.

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Monday
Jul302007

Product: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

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Monday
Jul302007

Product: Sun Utility Computing

The Sun Grid Compute Utility is a simple to use, simple to access data center-on-demand. Sun Grid delivers enterprise computing power and resources over the Internet, enabling developers, researchers, scientists and businesses to optimize performance, speed time to results, and accelerate innovation without investment in IT infrastructure. No matter the size of your business or the size of your job -- there is no barrier to entry and exit. This is the future of computing available today: IT as a service.

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Monday
Jul302007

Product: GridLayer. Utility computing for online application

TGL delivers Virtual Private Datacenters and virtual private servers from grids of commodity servers. Each TGL grid consists of a pool of HP servers connected with a Gigabit backbone network and running 3Tera's AppLogic grid operating system. With a Virtual Private Datacenter, you get complete control of your own private grid. Using our visual interface, you set up and assemble disposable virtual infrastructure, including firewalls, load balancers, web servers, database servers, NAS boxes, etc. visually, by pointing and clicking. You can build advanced clusters, deploy large and small applications, and save them as templates that can be provisioned in minutes. You can even build your own virtual servers and appliances.

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