"The upgrade to Ayna's platform will boosts content delivery speeds by an average of 730% compared to regular website." comments Adonis El Fakih, CEO of Ayna Corporation. Railgun ensures that the connection between Ayna's servers and the CloudFlare network is as fast as possible. Railgun achieves a 99.6% compression ratio for previously uncacheable web objects by using techniques similar to those used in the compression of high-quality video.
Ayna business customers and their customers will notice an increased performance in their online and mobile content delivery speeds globally. This upgrade is possible to Ayna customers becasue of our partnership relationship with Cloudflare, enabling us to provide this service to our customers. This upgrade is available immediatly to Nexus, Punto and Solo customers.
Railgun accelerates the connection between each CloudFlare data center and an origin server so that requests that cannot be served from the CloudFlare cache are nevertheless served very fast.
Approximately 2/3 of requests to sites on CloudFlare are served directly from cache from the data center that is physically closest to the person surfing the web. Because CloudFlare has data centers around the world this means that whether you are in Bangalore, Brisbane, Birmingham or Boston web pages are delivered quickly even when the real, origin web server is thousands of miles away.
CloudFlare's ability to make a web site appear to be hosted close to web surfers is key in accelerating web surfing. A web site might be hosted in the US, but accessed mainly by web surfers in the UK. With CloudFlare the site will be served from a UK data center eliminating the costly delay caused by the speed of light.
But the other 1/3 of requests made to CloudFlare have to be sent to the origin server for processing. This happens because many web pages are not cacheable. This can be because of a misconfiguration, or, more commonly, because the web page changes frequently or is personalized.