Aqua Platform is (almost) twice as fast with Revive Adserver v4.0

by | Oct 28, 2016 | Featured, Revive Adserver, Technical

revive-adserver-logo-h50pxWhen Revive Adserver v4.0 was released in September 2016, one of the improvements that were mentioned in the release notes, was a speed increase for delivery of banners. So when we started performing upgrades, we were obviously curious to find out how this would work out on our hosting platform.

Well, the results are in, and they are very good!

After upgrading one of the many Revive Adserver installations we host for our customers, the performance graph shows the speed improvement very clearly:

The time it takes the ad server to respond to a request to the speed testing zone decreased from an average of about 200 milliseconds to an average of around 110 milliseconds. That’s almost twice as fast!

How did we measure this?

pingdom-yellowWe monitor our platform using a number of tools, including Pingdom. For ad delivery, their systems request a specific “speed testing zone” we’ve created, and repeat this check every minute, from different locations all around the world. In addition to alerting us about possible down time issues, those checks also give us a very accurate picture of ad delivery performance.