Shalom Carmel, CTO, GlobalDots
The concept behind a CDN is to enable caching on of content to improve end user experience. A content delivery network (CDN) is an interconnected system of computers on the Internet that provides Web content rapidly to numerous users by duplicating the content on multiple servers and directing the content to users based on proximity. The primary advantages of a CDN are that it:
- Decreases latency
- Stops server sprawl
- Increases security
When choosing a CDN for a business, three primary factors about the nature of the data, engagement and traffic need to be considered
The use of CDN technology has obvious economic advantages to SaaS solutions, who expect, or experience, large numbers of hits on their front ends/Web sites from locations all over the world. If dozens or hundreds of other users happen to select the same Web page or content simultaneously, the CDN sends the content to each of them without delay or time-out.
When deploying a CDN, companies should user experts, learn the language, the application, infrastructure and understand the importance in monitoring the network to ensure proper function.
Shalom’s presentation can be viewed and downloaded here.