What cloud optimization factors are you measuring? Cost? Performance? Security? Hardware?
These are the issues in the cloud conversation. There is no shortage of companies monitoring these metrics.
After the cost of migrating to the cloud, the next problem is application performance and network up-time.
Using a public cloud provider requires you to use the public Internet. This situation leaves you with little control over the speed of your data. In the case of Amazon Web Services (AWS), the AWS network can run high latency. This is in terms round trip time. You can see this in the following image:
In the above image, the yellow line is the default AWS network latency. The violet line is Datapath.io network latency. As we can see, there are significant improvements.
This is the network latency issue; which companies are beginning to optimize. I am going to summarize two ways to solve this problem. Then I will discuss why a resolution lies in network optimization.
Content Delivery Network
AWS Geographical Regions
Within the AWS infrastructure, you can use different regions. This will host content in the countries or locations you plan to do business. Important for industries such as eCommerce, where page times result in revenues. The AWS Load Balancer will distribute network usage across the different regions you’re employing.
These are two ways to improve the user experience. Another approach is to provide you with control over your network. Optimizing network latency 60% is what Datapath.io is adding to AWS Cloud Optimization.
Your Network Connection
The data from your cloud provider to your users travels over an un-optimized Internet. Data travels over Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which routes traffic the shortest logical distance. Not the lowest latency.
What Datapath.io has done is override this and provide a new, lowest latency path. In the graph above, you can see latency improvements of over 60% in areas. The result is the old route vs. the new route looks like the following:
Providing a new route and network control, you have more control over dynamic content and the user experience. Providing you the ability to monitor and automate your traffic. Not only will you have control over your network, but you will improve latency upwards of 60%.
This solution operates to optimize dynamic content, as a supplement to the use of your CDN. Also, this can provide a supplement to geographical regions. And allow a more cost effective way to limit the number of geographical regions you need. This will depend on your sensitivity to latency.
The Datapath.io solution is a supplement to the current tools AWS users use. The addition of Datapath.io can result in 60% improvements in latency.