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At 1:30 PM PST on 2 March, 2010 we flipped the switch and started serving through Akamai.  We then watched our average load time and bandwidth consumption stats decrease as the DNS change propogated across the world.  The end result has been significant.  Below are just some of the improvements we've noticed. homepage load time reduced from 6 seconds to less than 1 second

Community homepage load time reduced to an average of 2 seconds


Datacenter bandwidth consumption reduced by at least 30%


Concurrent sessions on our webservers reduced by 45%



There's still room for improvement with our load time averages.  Apache Bench tests show HTML-only load times for the homepage to be under 100 milliseconds.  The program that generated the chart above also downloads CSS, Javascript and 3rd party collateral.  Regardless, we're excited about this change.

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