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Introducing Quick Value Packages

Keeping your digital presence continuously tuned, optimized, and secure to align with changing business and technical requirements can be time consuming. That’s why we’ve put together our Quick Value Packages — a collection of expert consulting services focused on performance, analytics, and security. Each one allows you to tap into Fastly’s expertise to keep up with the ongoing change and complexity of modern businesses — all while freeing up your IT and engineering resources. You’ll deliver quick wins and delight your teams, enabling you to focus on driving your business forward.

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Fastly’s edge modules that will power your ecommerce site

Ecommerce companies face challenges that a content delivery network built on Varnish can help address. To stay competitive and relevant, ecommerce websites and applications need to be able to target specific content to specific users...

Tips for successfully migrating to Fastly

Moving to a new content delivery network (CDN) can seem daunting from an operational standpoint, and it’s important to ensure your CDN is set up correctly before you start migrating all your traffic. In this…

Addressing the challenges of TLS, revocation, and OCSP

Rotation, expiration, and revocation of secrets are all important concerns that require careful and difficult up-front design. Transport Layer Security (TLS), the protocol underlying secure web traffic (HTTPS), is one of the cryptographic systems with…

The key to understanding your end user? Performance monitoring

We’re constantly monitoring our CDN’s performance from as many locations and network providers around the world as possible. Monitoring performance matters — not just for your servers and network gear, but also in terms of…

The benefits of using Varnish

At the core of Fastly is Varnish, an open source web accelerator that’s designed for high-performance content delivery. Varnish is the key to being able to accelerate dynamic content, APIs, and logic at the edge….

Introducing Soft Purge, a more efficient way to mark outdated content

Today, we’re excited to announce Soft Purge, a new purging feature that allows you to easily mark content as outdated (stale) instead of permanently deleting it from Fastly’s caches. With Soft Purge, you...

March 19 OpenSSL Security Advisory

Fastly has evaluated each of these vulnerabilities and found that only one moderate-severity bug affects our configuration. We are currently testing the patch and coordinating a global release of the updated software across Fastly’s network….

Common causes of a poor cache hit ratio and how to deal with them

The cache hit ratio (or hit ratio for short) is the ratio of hits to cacheable requests (hits and misses combined). There’s also cache coverage, the ratio of cacheable requests to all requests (cacheable requests…

10 questions to ask when evaluating CDNs

In my last blog post, I discussed why you should use a content delivery network. But after you’ve decided to start using a CDN, you’ll need to pick out the right CDN for your...

TLS at the edge and server-side security

We’re huge fans of Transport Layer Security (TLS) at Fastly. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how we do encryption at the edge, which can also serve as overall best practices for handling server-side...

How Fastly builds support, part 4: training and lessons learned

This article dives into our support team’s training processes and explains how our lessons learned can help your support team grow.

Why you should use a content delivery network

A CDN is a way to deliver content from your website or mobile application to people more quickly and efficiently, based on their geographic location.