Multi-CDN Strategies

Danijel Starman theghost101 at
Wed Mar 15 09:53:49 UTC 2017

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 11:19 PM, Chris Woodfield <rekoil at>

> I have some experience with this; a few things off the top of my head:
> - It’s usually best to leverage some sort of “smart” DNS  to handle CNAME
> distribution, giving you the ability to weight your CNAME distribution vs.
> only using one CDN all the time, or prefer different CDNs in various global
> regions. I’ve had decent experience with Dyn here, but Route53 has all the
> features you’d want as well. If possible, write tooling towards your DNS
> provider’s API to automate your failovers.

I've seen people do this in their code too, send approximate percentages of
requests to different providers but then you need to do a code push for

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