I'm taking a look at the possiblity to use SPDY, do i need to modify my origini to support that, or can be accomplish with any change on our origin?
Hi emerson serra
We do support SPDY for Client-to-Edge communication only.
All you need is to enable SPDY in the akamai configuration. No need to change anything on the origin side.
Don't you need to have HTTPS setup at the Edge and Origin for SPDY to work? I know most of the major browsers only support SPDY over HTTPS (same as h2).
Yes, SPDY is available on secure web products only.
is PFS required for SPDY to work?
Nick, because Akamai acts as a surrogate origin it doesn't require the true origin to handle SPDY/H2. You're off-loading the basic client-server communication to us and as most customers have a high percentage of their content served from our cache, you get all the benefit of multiplexing, etc. without long round trips to the origin.
Yes, we do currently only use HTTP/1.x for requests that have to go back to the origin but it generally doesn't have a huge performance impact when everything else is coming from the edge. We're basically just proxying it back to the origin in this case. This means you don't have to upgrade your origin infrastructure to get the benefits of the newer protocols with us.
The other great benefit is that if you have SAN cert if you're using sharding domains on the same cert, TCP connection coalescence in browsers will actually result in a single TCP connection being used when Akamai is in play with SPDY/H2.
If you are considering SPDY, you might want to take a look at H2 The Status of HTTP/2 (H2) - May 2015
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