Free CDN Performance check! Are you getting everything you expect from your CDN?

In case you haven’t heard, Uptrends has a new, exciting free tool, CDN Performance Check. The new tool makes checking on your CDN performance super easy. Plug in a URL for your site or one of your static resources and watch as Uptrends times the connection and download from over 40 worldwide locations. It’s one quick test, but you get so much CDN performance information back. All you need is your site’s URL or the URL for one of your static page elements served up by a CDN.


Checklist of CDN Providers

Content delivery networks, or CDNs, are one of the easiest ways to improve the performance of a web application. By caching assets on servers around the world, you can minimize the stress on the original server and dramatically improve load times. Load testing CDNs can help you quantify their benefits, identify any configuration errors, and choose the best provider for your requirements.


CDNs vs. Load Balancers: Understanding Their Impact on Uptime and User Experience

Load balancers and Content Delivery Networks, or CDNs, are both critical tools for delivering modern, cloud-native applications. They play essential roles in ensuring the smooth flow of data between applications and end-users. If you don’t have both a load balancer and a CDN in place, you’re probably in a poor position to guarantee the uptime of your application across a wide geographic area. That does not mean, however, that load balancers and CDNs do the same thing.


How to Monitor Fastly CDN Logs with Sumo Logic

In the last post, we talked about the different ways to monitor Fastly CDN log and why it’s crucial to get a deeper understanding of your log data through a service like Sumo Logic. In the final post of our Fastly CDN blog series, we will discuss how to use Sumo Logic to get the most insights out of your log data — from how to collect Fastly CDN log data to the various Sumo Logic dashboards for Fastly.


Geographically Balancing Your Web Application with a FlexBalancer

Using a Content Delivery Network (CDN) is one of the most effective ways of increasing the performance of delivering static content to your end users. CDNs operate by caching your static content in a globally distributed network and delivering that same content to your end users at the nearest point of presence. There is nothing magical about why CDNs are fast, they simply use the laws of physics. It takes a shorter amount of time to walk one block than it does one mile.


How to Monitor Fastly Performance

In the last post, we talked about how Fastly, a content delivery network, provides a global infrastructure footprint to enterprises, and enables them to move apps and websites closer to their end users. Using Fastly CDN, they can serve content and deploy updates quickly, optimize web performance, and improve overall user experience. In this post, we will discuss how to collect, analyze, and monitor Fastly logs.

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How to Monitor Amazon CloudFront with CloudWatch

Amazon CloudFront is a CDN that allows you to serve content from edge locations without having to actually stand up infrastructure around the world. However, since it’s a managed service, you have less visibility with traditional monitoring tools. As such, it becomes even more important to take advantage of the available monitoring tools in AWS. In this post, we’ll explain how to use CloudWatch to monitor CloudFront and what is important to watch.


Why Small and Medium Sized Companies Need Multi-CDN

Content delivery networks are distributed servers that help organizations improve access to various types of website, application and platform content. Small and medium-size companies sometimes assume that a single CDN is all that they need to support their demand, but a multi-CDN is not reserved for large enterprises alone. Several industries that particularly benefit from multi-CDNs are gaming and streaming.