Datapath.io and a content delivery network (CDN) both look to improve web performance. Each has their strengths and work best when used in conjunction.
There are two very specific ways Datapath.io can be used in conjunction with your CDN.
The first is by optimizing content delivery from AWS to your CDN.
The second is by optimizing dynamic content with the use of Datapath.io.
Cloud provider to CDN optimization
The first way you can use Datapath.io is to optimize your network traffic from your cloud provider to your CDN. The benefit to using Datapath.io is better content delivery to your edge servers.
Content delivery to your edge servers becomes an issue when there is continually updated content. This can be dynamic content and event driven content. Event driven content is cacheable, but needs to be updated based upon specific actions. Therefore a faster network path is desired for this update.
Dynamic content optimization
Dynamic content is not cacheable, therefore it needs dynamic content optimization. You can use Datapath.io in conjunction with your CDN is to optimize the delivery of your dynamic content. This is beneficial for the following reason: A CDN is best for the delivery of static content. CDNs were designed for static content, but with more content transitioning to dynamic content, a CDN won’t be enough.
As dynamic content needs to be requested from the origin server every time there is a request, a CDN struggles to provide benefits through content caching.
This is where Datapath.io can route your dynamic content away from your CDN. By doing this, you will improve the performance of your dynamic content and you can lower your CDN transit costs. This is a win-win situation.
To use Datapath.io for your dynamic content optimization, we will determine what content is dynamic, and then specify that that content is sent over the Datapath.io connection. The remaining content will be sent through your CDNs network.
To learn more about how to optimize your dynamic content, download the Content Delivery Network Optimization Whitepaper.