I want to let everyone know about my new project, Fanout.io. I’ve been working on it since last October, but it is now ready for real use.
Basically it’s a CDN service for outbound XMPP or HTTP traffic. For example, suppose you’re building an XMPP service that may have a lot of instantaneous outbound traffic (e.g. a pubsub service with many subscribers). Instead of trying to send a thousand stanzas yourself from a single server, you send a single stanza to Fanout, and it will delegate the transmission to a set of worker servers that each handle a slice of the deliveries.
It’s also got some really good HTTP stuff, for those that need it, like webhooks and long polling. Your one stop shop for scaling push.
Full announcement on the Fanout Blog.
If you’re working on any kind of website or app that delivers data in realtime, be sure to check it out. I hope that if Fanout is successful then it will enable me to put more resources into Psi and other interesting projects, so your support is welcomed and encouraged.