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A Quantum Leap in Performance

Posted on 5.08.2016

Internet performance and security company CloudFlare introduced HTTP/2 Server Push support for its customers - all 4 million of them. 

HTTP/2 Server Push is the next generation Internet standard aimed at speeding up websites and mobile applications, enabling web servers to provide content to site visitors without waiting for a request. The functionality, for example, will allow a web server to send resources like images, CSS, JavaScript, and fonts back to the user before their browser even knows it needs them, eliminating an additional "round-trip" for every resource in a web page. CloudFare estimates support for HTTP/3 Server Push could result in a 15 percent performance increase for a typical website.

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"Usually, Internet performance improvements shave just milliseconds. In this case, the impact of HTTP/2 Server Push will be measured in seconds per page load, a quantum leap in performance that no service provider has been able to offer yet," said Matthew Prince, co-founder & CEO of CloudFlare. "If with HTTP/2 Server Push we're able to save one second off every page load served across CloudFlare's network at our current scale, we would save about 10,000 years of time every day that people would have otherwise spent waiting for the Internet to load."

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