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Caching the Uncacheable: Leveraging Your CDN to Cache Dynamic Content

Hooman Beheshti (Fastly)
Grand Ballroom E
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In the past, CDNs have been used to cache and distribute static objects. But issues around invalidation, staleness, and lack of visibility have prevented us from using CDNs to fully leverage the benefits of caching when it comes to dynamic content. Today, using a real-time, modern CDN that provides instant cache invalidation and real-time analytics allows for instantaneous control over dynamic content caching.

In this session, we’ll look at the challenges CDNs face with dynamic content and how you can use programmatic means to fully integrate your applications with your CDN. Specific topics include:

  • Building an invalidation framework for dynamic content with real-time purging
  • Batch purging with dependencies to control content categories
  • Using real-time logs for visibility
  • Examples of edge-side handing of “non-cacheable” content, including cookie handling and beacon termination, among others

This session is sponsored by Fastly

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Hooman Beheshti


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.