Posted on August 25th, 2020
Have you ever wanted to load your Website from browsers located all over the world to gauge its load time from various geographies? This can be important if you have international customers. How about determining the time it takes to call an API from Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Paris, or Mumbai? How do you know if your investments in Edge Computing, the distributed caching of data and content across different geographic locations, is paying off as promised? How can you compare performance across Content Delivery Network (CDN) solutions such as Amazon's Cloudfront, Fastly, Azure CDN, Google's Cloud CDN, Akamai, Cloudflare, Stackpath, and others?
Now you can test these scenarios using a free, interactive Global Speed Test tool. Simply choose the source target location (fourteen different international locations) and the Web asset (a URL) you want to speed test. That's all you have to do. A roundtrip performance measurement is then obtained for loading the content or invoking the API from the specified geographic location.
Combining recorded measurements from multiple international locations can provide valuable performance insight for your organization. Of course, there is an API available if you want to automate this type of performance testing at certain time intervals for a more comprehensive analysis of Edge Network and CDN performance.