Knowing Google Cloud Better – Overview Of Cloud CDN
Website and app users will not be generally distributed close to the servers, and this means that the request will travel a long distance across the public internet, which results in an unsatisfying user experience. This is where Cloud CDN comes into play.
It is a content delivery network that accelerates the web and video content delivery using Google’s global edge network closer to the users as much as possible. This results in reduced cost, latency, and load in the backend server and makes it easier to scale to millions of users.
Global anycast IP offers a single IP for global reach, which enables the Google Cloud to automatically route the users to the nearest edge cache to avoid DNS propagation delays that impact availability.
Steps to use Cloud CDN:
One can set up the Cloud CDN through gCloud CLI, APIs, or Cloud Console. Since the Cloud CDN uses the Cloud Load Balancing to provide the routing, anycast IP support, and health checking, one can easily enable it by selecting a checkbox while setting up the origins or backend.
The Cloud CDN makes it easier to server the web and any media content using Google Cloud Storage. A firm can upload its content to the Cloud Storage Bucket, set up the load-balanced, and enable caching. For enabling the hybrid architectures spanning across the clouds and on-premises, HTTP9S Load Balancing and Cloud CDN also support external backend.
Regarding security, the data will be encrypted at rest and in transit from Cloud Load Balancing to the backend for the end-to-end encryption. Also, the option to limit the video segment access to the authorized users is available by programming sign URLs and cookies.
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