CDN

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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.

sumologic

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.

perfops

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.

sumologic

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.

blue matador

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.

perfops

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.

datadog

Integrate Akamai with Datadog to monitor CDN performance

Akamai is a leading provider of content delivery network solutions around the world, handling many millions of HTTP requests per second. By Akamai’s estimates, its CDN platform delivers 15 to 30 percent of global web traffic. If you’re using Akamai to accelerate and protect the delivery of content to your users, we are pleased to announce that you can now use Datadog to monitor the utilization and performance of your CDN.

perfops

jsDelivr is now handling all load-balancing with FlexBalancer

jsDelivr, the first and only free multi-CDN for open source projects are now using PerfOps FlexBalancer to load balance between their sponsoring CDNs. Until now, jsDelivr had been using Cedexis Openmix to achieve its Multi-CDN load balancing. After analyzing the ease of migration and benefits of FlexBalancer, jsDelivr decided that it was time for a change.