Content delivery networks (CDNs) play an integral part in the hosting strategies for internet-facing applications by ensuring fast, scalable, and reliable experiences for end users, but CDN automation and pipeline integration can often be a daunting task. Too often these services are integrated late in the delivery process, traditionally in the QA or production deployment phases. Duncan McCallister and Akshay Ranganath share approaches that account for CDNs much earlier in the development lifecycle and highlight specific considerations around CI/CD pipeline integration.
This session is sponsored by Akamai.
Duncan McAllister is a senior enterprise architect on the global consulting services team at Akamai, where he focuses on web performance. Previously, he was an enterprise architect supporting the architecture and platform domain for one of the top US retail enterprises, where he was responsible for the deployment and integration architecture and championed several foundational initiatives, including a hybrid-cloud-hosting migration, a multiregion deployment architecture, and a continuous application delivery pipeline.
Akshay Ranganath is an enterprise architect and web performance consultant with over 15 years’ experience in the world of IT and performance consulting. He works to make websites blazingly fast while remaining secure, and his DevOps consultancy focuses on integrating CDN into CI/CD pipelines and working to enable some of Akamai’s largest customers to build complex routing solutions and implement innovating business rules at the CDN layer.
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