|[January 09, 2013]
dotMobi and Nginx, Inc. Bring Device Awareness to Web Servers
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Nginx, Inc., provider of the high-performance NGINX
Web server, and mobile Web technology specialist dotMobi
today announced the immediate availability of a device detection module
for NGINX using dotMobi's (News - Alert) DeviceAtlas®
Speedy, accurate and reliable device detection is critical for serving
customers across an increasingly fragmented Web landscape of desktop,
mobile and gaming devices. Now, a new DeviceAtlas module for NGINX
allows the task of real-time device detection to shift to the server
layer from the traditional application layer in the "technology stack."
This means all applications above the server layer of the technology
stack benefit from world-class device intelligence in real time, which
reduces infrastructure costs and optimizes application loads.
Igor Sysoev, Principal Architect and CTO of Nginx, Inc., said,
"On-the-fly device detection for large-scale, heavy-load websites
presents a performance challenge at the application layer. The
DeviceAtlas module for NGINX enables us to offload device detection from
applications to the Web server, a logical step that helps us ensure the
best possible customer experience."
dotMobi developed the DeviceAtlas module in close collaboration with
Nginx, Inc. To ensure that the module worked as designed, dotMobi
enlisted online soccer community site Transfermarkt, a long-time NGINX
user with Web portals in seven countries and demanding traffic needs to
be met. As an example, the www.transfermarkt.d
site alone receives 36 million visitors each month, making it one of Alexa's
3,000 busiest sites. The DeviceAtlas module for NGINX gave
Transfermarkt the high-speed device awareness they needed to handle
mobile traffic and quickly adapt content according to the requesting
"The DeviceAtlas module for NGINX is significantly more efficient than
integrating a device detection solution at the application layer for a
site with our level of traffic," said Dirk Willibrand, System
Administrator at Transfermarkt.
Eileen O'Sullivan, dotMobi COO, said, "One of the many ways that
DeviceAtlas leads the device detection marketplace is that it was built
from the ground up for high-performance, high-speed device detection.
Adding this functionality at the Web server layer of the technology
stack offers significant advantages to organizations who value
performance and efficiency."
DeviceAtlas provides detailed and up-to-date device intelligence on
mobile and Web-enabled devices with a high-speed API capable of making
millions of detections per second. DeviceAtlas is used by a variety of
large brands and Fortune 100 companies, including Adobe, Sprint, IBM,
General Motors (News - Alert) and Target. The DeviceAtlas module for NGINX is available
For more in-depth information on the DeviceAtlas module for NGINX,
dotMobi has a case study available at www.deviceatlas.com/case-studies/nginx-case-study.
Headquartered in Dublin, dotMobi - a wholly owned subsidiary of Afilias
Limited - is a worldwide leader in enabling the development & discovery
of quality mobile content through innovative services, in turn helping
businesses and individuals reach the world's billions of mobile phone
users. dotMobi spurs mobile industry innovation by giving content
providers the tools they need to ensure the Web will work on mobile
devices with speed, accuracy and relevant content. Visit http://dotMobi.mobi
for more information on .MOBI domains and all dotMobi services,
and the goMobi
mobile website publishing solution.
About Nginx, Inc.
Nginx, Inc. is a company started in July 2011 by Igor Sysoev, the
original author of NGINX. Nginx, Inc. develops and maintains NGINX open
source distribution, and offers commercial support and professional
services for NGINX.
The NGINX project started in 2002 and grew dynamically over the past 10
years, thanks to the vision of Igor Sysoev, and the enthusiasm and
support of its loyal community of users and developers. It is now the
second most popular open-source Web server worldwide, according to the latest
NGINX is used by more than 25 percent of the top 10,000 busiest sites,
including Netflix, Facebook (News - Alert), Zappos, Groupon, LivingSocial, Hulu,
TechCrunch, Dropbox and WordPress, as well as by over 12 percent of the
entire Internet website population.
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