Classic environments vs. CDN
While classic environments are set up so that each user, regardless of their location, communicates with the same target system, data in a CDN is always passed on by the nearest CDN node. This manifests itself in a significant improvement in performance.
Building blocks for the Individual CDN
The Akamai platform allows you to customise each aspect of the user or application experience - based on the requirements of your project. With flexible and configurable cloudlets and open APIs, Akamai allows you to fully customise your online strategy.
- Regional traffic delivery
- Acceleration of the hosting infrastructure
- Relief of the load on the server platform
- SSL (optional)
- Needs-oriented solution model: Premium Business CDN, Individual CDN
- Administration by customer possible
- Pay-per-use billing
This is how your brain perceives loading times
The website seems to load immediately.
The website seems to load without problems.
Your attention went elsewhere long ago.
You are gone.
Desktop users are demanding
the dissatisfied visitor goes to your competitor
retail customers expect pages to load in a maximum of 2 seconds
get a bad impression of the brand
never visit a slow website again
expect pages to load immediately
Websites are always becoming larger and more complex.
The average page was just 14.1 KB and contained a total of 2.3 objects (e.g. HTML and image files).
Pages are now an average of 2,161 KB in size and contain 108 objects. Images make up 60% of this size.
At the current rate of growth, the average website size could already be 3,000 KB.
Source: infographic from Akamai
How a CDN works
- Cost optimisation through lower bandwidth consumption
- Performance optimisation (higher data transfer speeds)
- Reduced risk of DDoS attacks
- Origin server
- Replica server
Because the data is stored at key points, a distribution system is created to manage the x number of origin servers and respond to a high number of requests.
In addition to the technical advantages, a CDN also reduces the threat of DDoS attacks, as these are distributed worldwide and do not affect just one single environment. As less bandwidth is used, the relevant costs can also be cut. PlusServer works together with reputable CDN providers, who provide you with your high-performance backbone.
Do you want additional security?
Performance and availability determine your business success. So don’t just deliver your data quickly to your customers, employees or business partners. Protect your environment from downtime caused by DDoS attacks. We are happy to advise you on the right DDoS protection for your needs.