How to Best Serve Your End-Users
Evaluating the potential benefits of a hybrid CDN strategy requires that you understand where your end users are, and how to best reach them. Deploying Cedexis Radar will show the geography and last-mile ISPs used by your end users, as well as the page load-time performance your chosen architecture is delivering.
Using Cedexis Radar data to identify a cloud or data center that can serve a portion of your end users well allows for a more detailed comparison of fixed-server costs vs. variable-CDN-traffic costs. Cloud virtual servers are constantly altering the “break-even” for such comparisons. Cedexis enterprise customers have had especially good experiences with open-source-caching technologies, within their own architectures, such as Varnish or Nginx.
Of course, no data center can serve the entire globe well, so CDN use remains one of the core delivery solutions for widely-distributed audiences, with failover to origin servers, only in the event of an outage.
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