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How to: Using a CDN - Complete Guide to Content Delivery Networks

Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) are becoming the norm for many web-based applications, but too often the benefits of CDNs go unnoticed. If you're looking to increase speed and reduce bandwidth, a CDN can be your solution. This comprehensive guide will provide you with all the information you need to get started using a CDN, including when it makes sense to use one and how they compare to other options.


Why Hybrid Network Monitoring is Key for Retailers This Holiday Season

The main street in my town is mostly lined with mom-and-pop shops, and I love to support these businesses. Large online retailers keep making it harder for these stores to compete, so I think it’s important to keep doing business with them when I can. Lately, it’s been interesting to see that these mom-and-pop shops increasingly have something in common with the largest online retailers: They’re reliant on the internet to deliver their goods and services to consumers.


Monitor Akamai Datastream 2 with Datadog

Akamai is one of the world’s largest CDN solution providers, helping companies greatly accelerate the secure delivery of content to their users all across the globe. Akamai provides this content delivery through its Intelligent Edge Platform, which is made up of hundreds of thousands of edge servers distributed around the planet.


Monitor your Edgecast CDN with Datadog

Edgecast is a global network platform that provides a content delivery network (CDN) and other solutions for edge computing, application security, and over-the-top video streaming. Using Edgecast’s JavaScript-based CDN, teams can improve web performance by caching static and dynamic content with low latency and minimal overhead.


Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) vs. Load Balancers: What's The Difference?

Load balancers and content delivery networks (CDNs) are 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.


CDN Log Analysis

Since the beginning of the Internet, the speed of delivering content has been an issue. While processor enhancements, network acceleration, and web frameworks have brought drastic improvements to performance, the goalposts have continued to shift further away; devices operate on wireless connections with limited bandwidth, and the Internet is accessed from every corner of the globe.

The value of performance mesh testing for ISPs, CDNs, telcos and cloud service providers

As a network service provider, you want your customer to see that you consistently deliver excellent performance. You send your customers periodic reports — but those only provide a snapshot. With synthetic tests, you can present your customers with a dynamic report through a public web page, linkshare or a customer branded portal. Watch this webinar replay to learn how Kentik’s API can be used with network performance meshes in Kentik's synthetic monitoring solution to build a live latency report. Kentik’s Anil Murty and Martin Machacek will show you.