Eric Kustarz Senior Architect, Fastly
Vicky Nguyen Systems Engineer, Fastly
at Fastly Altitude 2016
How does Fastly make things faster? Systems Engineers Vicky Nguyen and Eric Kustarz discuss how we leverage globally collected data to re-route traffic for specific DNS resolvers.
We looked at lots of collected global data on where a request starts and where it goes. From the user’s device, to a resolver, and finally, to the POP closest to that resolver. What we found is that there are many requests that, because they were being routed to that resolver first, were bypassing a POP that was closer to the device that made the request. Once the DNS request was set, this inefficient HTTP request would be made over and over again.
Vicky and Eric go over how they addressed this issue, speeding up requests by 15-20%.