Monthly Statistics for February 2013
Today I wanted to start a regular feature on our blog, publishing statistics from our data centers. Our client software is managed by our SaaS based management console and we collect statistics about customers’ use of the software. Obviously we’re not going to tell you about any specific customers! But the aggregate data provide some interesting insight into how much unnecessary redelivery of web content is going on out there.
February was a typical month in terms of cache utilization. For those websites and web apps that our customers configured CacheFront to cache, we delivered 76% of bytes and 79% of requests from cache. In contrast, for non-Mobolized sites, which relied on the built-in browser cache, only 45% of bytes and 41% of requests were delivered from cache. The rest had to be delivered over the network.
Taking traffic off the network is something that the IT folks love to see. But end users benefit too. In February, we accelerated page load times by an average of 2.8x. Across all our users, that added up to 5,679.5 hours that users didn’t have wait as a page slowly loaded. In other words, we gave our customers almost 8 months of their lives back!