Comparing CDN Providers: Fastly vs. Cloudflare vs. Akamai

Content Delivery Networks, or CDNs, provide ultra-fast global connectivity, traffic protection, and a better user experience. They help connect subscribers who may be geographically far from one another to content in a timely manner. In order to stay competitive, most organizations use CDNs to deliver content to their customers.


Monitoring CDN Cache Hit Miss Ratio

In today’s Tip of the Day, we are looking at validating the performance of your CDN cache vs. the CDN origin content. Having this information at your fingertips will allow you to verify that (i) your CDN service is improving performance for your end users; and (ii) they are adhering to your SLAs. Your CDN Monitoring solution needs to offer a comprehensive set of insights into regional performance problems, network routing challenges, and other overall performance issues, including origin vs.

Tip of the Day - CDN Hit or Miss ?

Understand how your CDN's are performing with regards to the number of Hits or Misses !!! Remember, if a browser requests a piece of content and the CDN has it cached, then it will deliver that content. This is referred to as a cache hit. However, if the content is not available on the Cache Server(s), then the CDN makes the request back to the Origin server, this is classified as a cache miss. You want cache hits, NOT misses

Website Performance Optimization How-to: 13 Ways to Improve Speed and Get a Better User Experience

In today’s digital world, everything comes down to speed. It doesn’t matter if you have the most complex and good looking site if it takes forever to load. There are various reasons why your website may load slowly, but no matter the cause, today I’m going to show you some useful techniques to help improve your website performance and speed and ensure a smooth user experience.


Epsagon Introduces Fastly Technology Integration

Epsagon is excited to announce another expansion to its technology integrations with out-of-the-box observability for Fastly. Fastly provides an edge cloud platform that processes, serves, and secures customer applications as close to end-users as possible. By caching web content and storing it as close as possible to end-users, Fastly enables optimized load times for on-demand applications and services.

Observability at The Edge with Fastly and Datadog

You use CDNs because they allow you to serve content as quickly and reliably as possible. But how well are your systems performing? How securely are you moving data—and how do you know which parts of your environment are slowing you down? Learn how to improve end user experiences, accelerate development, and take full advantage of edge computing in this joint webinar.

Optimize Ghost Blog Performance Including Rewriting Image Domains to a CDN

The Ghost blogging platform offers a lean and minimalist experience. And that's why we love it. But unfortunately sometimes, it can be too lean for our requirements. Web performance has become more important and relevant than ever, especially since Google started including it as a parameter in its SEO rankings. We make sure to optimize our websites as much as possible, offering the best possible user experience.


Real-time monitoring of Fastly metrics with the Elastic Stack and Haskell

The Stack Infra team at Elastic uses many services to provide downloads for projects like Elasticsearch and Kibana to our users. One of these services is Fastly, which helps us optimize delivery to regions around the world. Keeping an eye on the performance and behavior of our CDN is important to ensure we're operating at the level we expect.