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Léon Brocard
March 14, 2017

In a previous post, HashiCorp’s Seth Vargo introduced the Terraform infrastructure-as-code tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure. In this post, we’ll cover two cases using Terraform with Fastly: first we’ll create and manage an originless service and then we’ll create and manage a Google Compute Engine instance with a Fastly service in front of it.

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Hooman Beheshti
March 9, 2017

In an earlier post, we discussed the meaning of cache hit ratio (CHR) and analyzed what the metric is and isn’t telling us, showing why we really need two different CHR metrics (CHRedge and CHRglobal) to fully understand how a CDN is serving your clients. In this post, we’ll analyze CHRedge by way of a discussion about performance measurement via testing.

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Artur Bergman
March 2, 2017

Today, we joined our customers, partners, and friends in filing an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief challenging the Gloucester County School Board’s policy related to gender identity. We believe building and fostering inclusive workplace environments is the right thing to do

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Hooman Beheshti
February 14, 2017

One of the most common metrics for evaluating CDN performance is cache hit ratio (CHR). CDN customers have used it for years as a primary indicator of how well a CDN is serving their users and handling their traffic, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Our VP of Technology digs into what CHR actually measures and how we may need new ways of calculating and evaluating it.

Tyler McMullen
February 7, 2017

The Super Bowl is one of the most-watched events in U.S. television, and presents a unique opportunity for companies to reach prospective customers through clever and well-placed advertising. This year, brands with ads drove an average increase in engagement of 437%, but that wasn’t the only engagement we observed — like last year’s big game, people signed off to watch the kickoff and halftime shows, and music streaming services also saw an increase in engagement as fans rushed to identify songs in commercials.

Paul Luongo
February 6, 2017

Sunday night, Fastly joined 96 technology companies in filing an amicus brief (a “friend of the court” brief) in support of the lawsuit filed by the States of Washington and Minnesota to prevent certain portions of the President’s Executive Order 13769 on immigration from being enforced.

Tyler McMullen
February 3, 2017

In the months following the recent U.S. election, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has seen a sustained and rapid outpouring of support, reflected in record levels of giving and engagement with aclu.org. Following the first executive orders, we’ve seen exponential spikes in traffic to their website and a swell of donations. Here are the recent traffic patterns we’ve observed.

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Simon Wistow
February 2, 2017

Our CDN can cache more content than traditional solutions (static as well as rapidly changing, “event-driven” content), offloading traffic that would otherwise go to origin, allowing our customers to save on infrastructure costs. But just how big are these savings? To help answer this question at a glance, we recently launched our savings calculator, which offers quick insight into the savings you can expect as a result of improved cache hit ratios.

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Tom Daly
January 26, 2017

We’re pleased to announce an alliteration of new POPs to the Fastly network: Minneapolis, Montreal, and Madrid. We’ve deployed these POPs to expand our reach throughout the Central United States, Canada, and southwestern Europe.

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Simon Wistow
January 25, 2017

Altitude NYC brings a group of smart people together to solve complex problems in cloud infrastructure, security, DevOps, and more. You’ll hear from industry leaders like The New York Times, Spotify, Vogue, and Nordstromrack.com | HauteLook, and leave with real-world implementations you can take back to your team.

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