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Online soccer community Transfermarkt successfully completes beta test of DeviceAtlas module for the NGINX Web server

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 DeviceAtlas® solution.

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.de 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 device's properties.

"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 and Target. The DeviceAtlas module for NGINX is available from www.deviceatlas.com.

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.

Afilias Mobile & Web Services

About Afilias Mobile & Web Services – Afilias Technologies Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Afilias plc, is an expert provider of mobile and web technologies that help companies to reach their customers, regardless of device, content, or context. Products include the DeviceAtlas device intelligence solution, the goMobi mobile website publishing solution and Developer tools such as mobiReady. Learn More

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