How to monitor CDN performance with New Relic quickstarts

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

A CDN is a powerful tool to scale your reach and optimize user experiences, but can also become a “black box” that is difficult to diagnose when issues arise—particularly during high-capacity events. The ability to monitor CDN performance can be critical in protecting revenue and customer trust. If you provide a streaming service or deliver live events like holiday sales with high traffic, you don’t have time to waste while identifying the origin of latency issues, reacting to fluctuations in traffic volume, or assessing the impact of errors

We’ve partnered with leading CDN providers Akamai, Amazon CloudFront, 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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Amazon CloudFront integration

With the Amazon CloudFront quickstart, you can easily explore your data to resolve CDN-related issues faster in New Relic with a pre-built dashboard that visualizes CDN performance and client information. By integrating your Amazon CloudFront access logs with New Relic, you can track important performance metrics including error rates, request counts, and uploaded/downloaded bytes.

Learn how to set up the Amazon CloudFront 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 watching this video or reading the the instructions in 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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