Integrating content delivery networks into your application infrastructure can offer many benefit...
Integrating content delivery networks into your application infrastructure can offer many benefits, including major performance improvements for your applications. So understanding how CDNs perform — especially for your specific use cases — is vital. However, testing for measurement is complicated and nuanced, and results in metric overload and confusion. It's becoming increasingly important to understand measurement techniques, what they're telling you, and how to apply them to your actual content.
In this session, we'll examine the challenges around measuring CDN performance and focus on the different methods for measurement. We'll discuss what to measure, important metrics to focus on, and different ways that numbers may mislead you.
More specifically, we'll cover:
Different techniques for measuring CDN performance
Differentiating between network footprint and object delivery performance
Choosing the right content to test
Core metrics to focus on and how each impacts real traffic
Understanding cache hit ratio, why it can be misleading, and how to measure for it