This is the 2nd part of a customer success story for a large, multi-national, manufacturing company that is currently employing over 100.000 people across the globe. In a first stage they implemented Dynalight Odin, our multi-CDN solution to optimize the performance of their performance across the globe. If you haven’t yet read it, please do so now as it will help you to better understand the background of this project. You can find it here
HOW WAVE HELPS
Over time, our customer decided to decentralize more and allow for more differentiation for different brands and geographies. As a result of this, they had to find a way to direct their customers gradually away from the old centralized application towards the new applications without forcing them to make manual changes.
Our Dynalight Wave solution helped them to achieve this. With Wave it is possible to reroute traffic based on geolocation, request headers, browser language settings and more. Using these techniques we were able to identify the users that needed to be re-directed and automatically redirect traffic by rewriting the URL or injecting query strings into the URL. All of this was transparent to the end user ad didn’t cause any performance degradation.
Wave was also used to create a fallback solution where traffic would be automatically routed to in case of availability or performance issues on one of the origins. This ensured that the customer would always be able to interact with the application even if part of it would have issues.
The end result was very positive and was re-used later in time when new releases of applications had to be deployed gradually to ensure that everything was working properly. The solution is fully automated and highly customizable and can be used for many different use cases.
If you are looking for a way to dynamically redirect traffic, either temporarily or permanently, DYNALIGHT Wave can help!
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