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Speed up time to first byte with EdgeStart

Caching on the Edge is the best way to utilize Akamai. If a resource or page is cached on the edge, the user gets a faster page while the load is removed form the website origin - perfect combo. However, some pages are simply not cacheable, for instance personalized pages or extremely dynamic information like stock quotes.

However, while not cacheable, even these pages tend to be very similar from one user to the other. They share the same page header, use similar JavaScript & CSS files, and often share many images too. A new Akamai technology called EdgeStart helps leverage this similarity, delivering the static beginning of a personalized page straight from the edge. This video explains EdgeStart, what is it good for, and how it works.