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Random Tidbit: RIM Uses Akamai to Cache Webpages and App World

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This is a cool video demonstration of how Akamai’s NOCC works

This isn’t huge news or anything but more of an interesting tidbit of information about RIM for those who don’t know. RIM uses the services of a really cool company called Akamai to cache their pages globally. Akamai is a very well known company as they service some of the biggest companies in the world including Apple. Apple’s iTunes uses Akamai’s caching service to avoid the servers being overwhelmed. Songs, videos, Podcasts etc. are distributed by Akamai across their network of over 20,000 servers, which are placed at the ISP level across more than 70 countries. The traffic is routed using complex algorithms to direct each request to the right server so traffic can be efficiently managed. Not only does RIM use this service to cache web pages, but App World also uses this service to protect servers against crashing.
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Website traffic monitoring on your BlackBerry

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iWebTrackAs bloggers who must duck and cover whenever the site explodes from massive traffic, BBCool has a fine appreciation for accurate traffic monitoring software. iWebTrack has announced an update to their service, featuring SMS or IM alerts when your site hits peak traffic levels, as well better handling of high-traffic sites. Also, they have what’s called iWebTrack LITE which is a mobile interface for BlackBerrys and other handhelds available to subscribers. For the whole shebang you’ll be looking at around $40/month, or $20 for standalone tracking. They’ve also got a month-long trial, if you’re looking for a test run.