A few years ago, I wrote an article on how GZIP compression improved Web performance. Don Marti at the Linux Journal was a great editor, and eventually, the article ended up in the online version of the Magazine.
You can see the comparative results at these locations:
- Google News
- Juniper Networks — they own the Redline hardware acceleration device
- F5 Networks — they sell the F5 hardware acceleration device
After I have collected a lot more data, I will be re-visiting the article and commenting on the state of compression technology on the Internet.
If you would like to suggest a site to measure, please leave a comment.