origin server


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origin server

A Web server that contains the original Web page. The term is used to identify the Web server from the cache server. Since there is no physical difference between a digital original and a digital copy, the term implies that the origin server is the one that is maintained and updated by the enterprise. See Web cache.
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1) Manage IP addresses of origin servers and datacenters
An origin server sees connections coming from the proxy' address, not the client's.
SureRoute mitigates the inefficiencies of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) by leveraging the Akamai EdgePlatform's massively distributed network of servers and Internet intelligence to make performance-based routing decisions between the end users and the origin server region.
Reducing the load on an origin server eliminates the need for capital investment for larger origin servers.
SV2, a post-2000 box which replaces SV1's flat memory with a distributed shared memory system inherited from SGI's SN1 MIPS-based Origin server will also supersede the high-end T90 vector processor and run a new operating system crafted from SGI's Irix Unix, Unicos, the Hive Cellular Irix work and more.
Edge-origin architecture separates edge server functions from origin server functions, incorporates support for tiered library management, improves network performance and scalability, increases storage efficiency, and provides architectural and implementation flexibility to customers.
US Patent 6,859,840, titled "Prefix Caching for Media Objects," provides a general mechanism for distributing content from a content management system maintained at an origin server cluster to a set of edge nodes.
Silicon Graphics Inc already offers a 128-way Origin server.
Additionally, ASC handles the mapping of complex Web requests and responses to content identifiers in its assembly engine and the response logic to serve requested data without impacting the origin server.
Although sales of its Origin server line rose 25% year over year all of that gain was all attributable to the US.
Akamai's connection optimization technology brought dramatic performance improvements - over a 150 percent increase - to the Asia-Pacific region's ability to access dynamic content that must route back for transaction to our origin server in Europe," said Richard Olivecrona, Director, Internet and Intranet Management, SKF Group.