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Anna MacLachlan
January 19, 2017

At Altitude 2016, Software Engineer Alex Russell discussed the latest projects the “performance obsessed” Google Chrome team had underway. In this recap, we’ll take a look at how you can provide reliable offline experiences, how to best reach your users, and avoid the dreaded “Uncanny Valley.”

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Sean Leach
January 9, 2017

In February of last year we updated you on our plans to deprecate TLS 1.0 and 1.1 due to a mandate by the PCI Security Standards Council as well as our continued commitment to maintaining a trusted platform. Since then, we’ve observed a significant reduction in legacy TLS traffic on our network — here is the latest update on our deprecation plan.

Artur Bergman
January 5, 2017

Since the founding of Fastly in 2011, we’ve continued to grow along with our customers at a rapid pace — as of 2017, we’ve grown to nearly 10 Tbps of global network capacity. 2016 was an eventful year; here’s a look at where we’ve been and where we’re going in 2017.

Tyler McMullen
January 4, 2017

2016 was an eventful and emotional year, filled with surprises, cultural losses, tragedies, and the occasional glimmer of hope. Although we looked at 2016 as a whole, we found that the most instant and dramatic spikes in engagement were elicited by moments of global emotion — here’s a look at what we saw.

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Jose Nazario, PhD
December 15, 2016

We took a look at some of the more recent (and troubling) threats on the internet, and found that the emerging IoT market is under attack. Internet-connected devices are being churned out of factories and infected by malware, or malicious code, at an alarming rate. Just how big of a problem is this? We did an analysis of the anatomy of an IoT botnet attack — here’s what we found.

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Tom Daly
December 14, 2016

We’re pleased to announce the addition of a second Frankfurt POP to Fastly’s network. In addition to providing more capacity and redundancy to our CDN in Central and Eastern Europe, the Frankfurt POP gives us the opportunity to leverage new switching technology to drive more 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports in our network.

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João Taveira Araújo, Lorenzo Saino, Lennert Buytenhek
December 8, 2016

In part 1, we discussed how Fastly started down the slippery slope of network software. Our previous experience with routing suggested that avoiding traditional network devices would not only dramatically cut capital expenditure, but also quickly outpace existing solutions. Having already eschewed routers, we turned our attention towards obsoleting load balancers entirely. In this post, we’ll detail our in-house load balancing system which performs seamless failover with minimal processing overhead.

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Anna MacLachlan
December 1, 2016

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving marks one of the biggest days of the year for donation sites, and giving numbers hit record highs this year. We’ve collaborated with the ACLU to share some hope-inspiring donation data.

Jason Evans
November 30, 2016

We’re pleased to announce that HTTP/2 is now in General Availability. Our implementation of the HTTP/2 protocol supports all of the standard protocol features, which will deliver a host of benefits to our customers.

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Tyler McMullen
November 29, 2016

Our CDN gives us a unique, real-time view of aggregated traffic patterns on the web. With the 2016 holiday shopping season upon us, we took a look at how shoppers have engaged with ecommerce sites — as expected, we saw a 207% increase in traffic as compared to normal at 11 AM ET on Black Friday. But, traffic spikes weren’t isolated to our ecommerce customers. We also saw increased engagement with charity donation sites as well as food-related sites.

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