CDNs have traditionally been considered "black box" services with lack of control and visibility. Modern applications and DevOps culture require more flexibility, customization, and insight into your infrastructure, and how content is being served. We've grown accustomed to using services through programmable interfaces with instant feedback and full visibility, and CDNs should not be exempt from these requirements. In this talk, we'll explore how you can use content delivery networks as an extension of your applications, with full control, flexibility, and transparency at the network edge.
Hooman Beheshti is VP of Technology at Fastly, where he develops web performance services for the world's smartest CDN platform. A pioneer in the application acceleration space, Hooman helped design one of the original load balancers while at Radware and has held senior technology positions with Strangeloop Networks and Crescendo Networks. He has worked on the core technologies that make the Internet work faster for nearly 20 years and is an expert and frequent speaker on the subjects of load balancing, application performance, and content delivery networks.