What are CDN Logs and Why Do They Matter

Content Delivery Network produces numerous log files called CDN logs to deliver video across the internet to our homes and mobile devices. These logs contain crucial information about the CDN servers' performance and video streaming quality. Also, it contains terabytes of data, which has its own set of hurdles in terms of handling it in real-time and performing analytics to understand user experience and network concerns.

CDN Logs and Why You Need Them

A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a distributed set of servers that are designed to get your web-based content into the hands of your users as fast as possible. CDNs produce CDN logs that can be analyzed, and this information is invaluable. Why? CDNs host servers all over the world and are designed to help you scale your traffic without maxing out your load balancers. A CDN also gives you added protection against many of the most common cyber attacks. This activity needs to be closely monitored.

Incident Review - Akamai Performance Degradation Slows Down Major Websites Worldwide

This summer has seen a series of outages and performance degradations from some of the world’s most widely used CDNs, including the June 8, 2021 Fastly outage (owing to DNS or configuration issues) and an Akamai outage on July 22, 2021 (also likely caused by DNS failure).

Is your CDN provider delivering the best value?

In case you haven’t noticed, video marketing is on fire right now with compelling statistics around this trend hard to ignore. And for good reason — everyone from large enterprises and educational institutions to community groups and entrepreneurs are incorporating richer content into their websites, such as images and videos. Hence, the importance of choosing a high-quality content delivery network (CDN) provider.

CDN Observability - Why You Must Monitor Your Extended Infrastructure

The content delivery network (CDN) has been an integral part of application infrastructure for more than two decades. A CDN is critical to the end-user experience, but it is no longer considered to be just a caching server. It has evolved to provide security from cyber threats, including DDOS attacks along with front end optimization. Although CDN services are now an indispensable part of any application infrastructure, visibility into CDN performance remains limited.

14 Website Speed Optimization Tips: Techniques to Improve Performance and 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 web pages may load slowly, but no matter the cause, today I’m going to show you some useful tips and techniques on how to improve your website performance and speedand ensure a smooth user experience. But first things first.

Incident Review - Fastly Outage Impacts Major Websites Worldwide

On June 8, 2021, many of us were left staring at blank screens or “Service Unavailable” errors when trying to access the internet. The panic was shared by millions of people around the world. Everything from Spotify, Amazon, and Reddit to Vimeo, Twitch, and Pinterest was inaccessible to users. This major outage that impacted any service using Fastly. Here is a quick rundown of what happened and why.

Multi-Cloud Management: What Do You Need to Know For 2021?

This year, our team at Catchpoint put together the IT Monitoring Trends 2021 Report. We focus on seven key trends that will shape year two of our new, unstable normal. The goal: to help you as either a “boots on the ground” engineer or a C-level exec to know what to expect of the year ahead. We also share actionable best practices for how to shape your IT monitoring strategy. Multi-cloud and hybrid-IT management is one of the seven trends.

Monitor Fastly performance with Datadog

Fastly is an edge cloud platform that includes a content delivery network (CDN), as well as services for image optimization, video streaming, cloud security, and load balancing. These services are supported by a network of caches in different locations, which enables enterprise-scale companies to deliver applications to users as quickly as possible, even in times of peak traffic.