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Google gets into the Content Delivery Network business


You have to give Google credit. Instead of being content with being the king of search and online advertising, they also want to rule smartphones, Android; Web browsers, Chrome; and now they’re trying the Content Delivery Network (CDN) business on for size.

In the Google Webmaster Central blog, Ram Ramani, Google Engineering Manager, announced, that Google was “releasing the latest addition to the Page Speed family: Page Speed Service.”

Ramani continued, “Page Speed Service is an online service that automatically speeds up loading of your web pages. To use the service, you need to sign up and point your site’s DNS [Domain Name Service] entry to Google. Page Speed Service fetches content from your servers, rewrites your pages by applying web performance best practices, and serves them to end users via Google’s servers across the globe. Your users will continue to access your site just as they did before, only with faster load times. Now you don’t have to worry about concatenating CSS, compressing images, caching, gzipping resources or other web performance best practices”

Google claims that in their testing “we have seen speed improvements of 25% to 60% on several sites. But we know you care most about the numbers for your site, so check out how much Page Speed Service can speed up your site.”

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