In beating the speed of lights negative effect on page load times we turn to Content Delivery Networks. Unfortunately the CDN industry is stuck in a 10 year old model with 10 year old technology. With the current focus on video they are not very responsive to what application and content sites now. This leads us to limit our use of CDNs to static images.
What if we could use the CDN as an integral part of our applications to truly increase the speed of our websites around the world? What kind of effect does that have on user behavior as well as cost.
I’ll cover what you want out of your CDN that they don’t deliver, so you can accelerate dynamic content, API calls and protect you against traffic spikes.
Artur Bergman is the Founder and CEO of Fastly.