In the spring of 2018, we released a big update to statistics in the control panel. This is described in detail in the article “How does the new CDN and Media Platform statistics work”.
Customers shared their experiences of using the renewed section. Following the results of their reviews, we made a number of important changes that we describe here.
The dynamics of traffic volumes can be viewed at once: charts showing aggregated statistics for the past 3 months are displayed on the initial screen.
Data with a smaller granularity is presented on other screens.
On the Traffic tab screen we particularly explained that the displayed statistics is collected in real time, the data is provided for reference only and may differ from the billing amount. There is a new article in the knowledge base, “Stats collection”.
Total amount of traffic is also displayed here.
At the request of G‑Core Labs’ customers, we have added the ability to analyze invoice data in the new Billing Data tab.
The data comes from billing and, unlike the rest of the statistics, is stored during the whole time of using the service. It’s convenient: it is always possible to verify the exact invoice data against online statistics, which may differ slightly.
The edges traffic chart now displays statistics by region, and you can figure out which locations are used to distribute traffic to end users.
We have added a formula for calculating cache hit ratio to the appropriate screen:
1 − (traffic from the origin / CDN traffic) = cache hit ratio
For those customers who request statistics on their own we have updated the API documentation and supplemented it with new metrics (caching percentage, requests, requests broken down by groups) and groupings (by region).
New requests are described in the Resource Stats section. If you get this data through the API, it’s time to change that.
Customers wanted to be able to monitor payments and bills in the control panel. Therefore, we have added two new charts: transcoding time and volume of video on demand (VOD). We bill for using the media platform based on these parameters.
Our rates for live broadcasts are formed depending on the volume of traffic transmitted through the CDN and minutes spent to transcode the streams.
The latter parameter is displayed on the chart. This is also the playing time for a live video. That means that if the stream runs around the clock, the number of minutes on the chart won’t change.
Rates for VOD depend on CDN traffic as well, but there is also another parameter which is the space occupied in our VOD storage pool.
Now you can check storage space usage and control the volume of uploaded video, not to exceed your plan allowances, every day. Yellow color is used to highlight the maximum value of occupied space for the selected period.
Soon we will update and restore a chart for unique users, add statistics on user geography, number of views and their source data (you will be able to tell from which website the video was uploaded by the user).
Be sure to give the improved CDN and media platform statistics a try. Ask questions and leave your feedback in the technical support chat or to your personal manager.