Helthcare.gov Website Performance?healthcare.gov made a few performance tweaks over the weekend.
A quick look at the source of HealthCare.gov you can find the following references and infer what healthcare.gov is using to optimize and try to get a handle on performance.
Amazon CloudFront is a web service for content delivery. It integrates with other Amazon Web Services to give developers and businesses an easy way to distribute content to end users with low latency, high data transfer speeds, and no commitments.http://aws.amazon.com/cloudfront/dynamic-content/
A/B testing you'll actually use.
Website optimization made easy.
Finally a great resource for researching your own website try Yslow. Find out what is slowing down your website and what server settings might be wrong.
They developed a Chrome and Firefox website download speed test and analyzer plugin.
YSlow analyzes web pages and why they're slow based on Yahoo!'s rules for high performance web sites