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Creating standards for CDNs

Feb 20, 2019  in  Performance, Standardization

Content delivery networks (CDNs) have been around for a long time, but they’re not all built in the same way. While Fastly’s edge cloud platform goes beyond traditional content delivery networks by moving things to the edge, there are more fundamental differences; it’s not uncommon for CDNs to make up their own rules about how they serve web traffic, since CDNs didn’t exist when HTTP was defined. To improve this, we’re working alongside other platforms to standardize basic protocol handling for CDNs.

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