How does strategy ordering work?

The strategy order dictates which strategy to trigger first depending on the network status in the location of a request. 

The system set the top most strategy to have the highest priority, while the bottom most have the lowest. To understand how the strategy ordering works, let’s consider the example provided below. 

Strategy list example:

Name Method Settings
test-01 Static routing Always use: Akamai, Target location: United States
test-02 Best latency Availability threshold: 70%
Default Auto Auto

Let's say your strategy list is ordered similar to the example above, and you have a user accessing your domain from the UK.

For this scenario, the system will first test the first strategy. However, since the first strategy targets requests from the US, the system will skip the first strategy.

Then the system will test the second strategy. If the system can find a CDN that has the best latency and at least 70% availability, then it will use this strategy and assign the request to that CDN. 

However, if there were no CDN that was able to attain conditions set on the second strategy, then the system will use the default strategy, where it will choose the best CDN according to the default intelligent traffic routing strategy.

You can test how your strategy would work given a test IP (for inbound request) by following this article.