Last year, Google launched their own DNS servers in an attempt to speed up internet load times for those who trusted them enough to handle their web routing. Now they want to speed up those load times again using SPDY, a new optimisation protocol.
According to Technology Review, SPDY has been around since late 2009. But now, Google is making the protocol, which negotiates and optimises data transfer between a server and browser, available as a commercial product.
Website optimization company Strangeloop has built SPDY into its flagship product Site Optimizer, software that sits in between a website and its users, and adjusts the site’s code to make pages load more quickly. Strangeloop’s customers will have the ability to turn the protocol on easily; in tests, the protocol has sped up websites by 10 to 20 percent.
Technology Review also raises a good point that Google wants the entire internet to speed up in the interest of their Chrome OS, which runs almost entirely on web apps. It also has the ability make mobile browsers that support the protocol faster as well. But for now, it’s only compatible with desktop versions of Chrome. And as we wait for the new tech to trickle down, we just sit and play the waiting game. [Google via Technology Review]