How to monitor CDN performance with Akamai, Cloudflare, and Fastly integrations

How to monitor CDN performance with Akamai, Cloudflare, and Fastly integrations

Many of the largest companies on the internet rely on CDNs because of their ability to deliver efficient, consistent experiences for your end users — regardless of where they’re located. However, by scaling your reach across their widely distributed server infrastructures, using CDNs can make it more difficult to pinpoint the origin of latency issues, anticipate fluctuations in traffic volume, assess the impact of errors, and follow other business-vital performance indicators.

We’ve partnered with leading CDN providers Akamai, Cloudflare, and Fastly to create quickstarts that bundle integration instructions, pre-built dashboards, and alerts to help you start monitoring your CDN’s performance in a matter of minutes. Read on for a summary, or read the full blog post here.

Akamai integration

Akamai DataStream 2 is a real-time log delivery solution that supports sending log files to New Relic for improved log analytics. The Akamai DataStream 2 quickstart comes with a pre-built dashboard and 5XX error alert to let you instantly monitor Akamai performance in New Relic, such as cache-hit ratio, and view client information like browser and browser version.

Learn how to set up the Akamai DataStream 2 integration by watching this video or reading the instructions in the blog.

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Cloudflare integration

Integrating Cloudflare Logpush with New Relic provides insights into key metrics around web traffic and security, including saved bandwidth, recent threat counts, requests and errors by status, and a broad selection of monitoring features. The Cloudflare Network Logs quickstart populates this Cloudflare Logpush data on a New Relic dashboard, providing you with an overview of some of the most important performance metric logs from all your websites and applications.

Learn how to set up the Cloudflare integration by following the instructions in our docs or our blog.

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Fastly integration

The Fastly real-time analytics API can send aggregates of metrics including response size, request size, cache hits and misses, and a count of each status code, returning a new set of results with each query. Our Fastly CDN quickstart auto-populates your data into a user-friendly overview within New Relic. It also comes with two alert configurations that will notify you of excessive error counts and slow response times.

Learn how to set up the Fastly integration by watching this video or reading the instructions in the blog.

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