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More ownership, more control: announcing our new logging endpoints

Oct 8, 2018

Every business needs the ability to see how their site is doing, and troubleshoot any issues that may arise. Our real-time logging enables just that, so you can easily view your traffic, understand your site health, and make the changes you need as quickly as possible. And today, we’re thrilled to give you even more control: in addition to the providers you can already choose from, we’ve added Honeycomb and Splunk, and boosted our capabilities with Google BigQuery to support even more logs per second.

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Updates to Fastly’s Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Acceptable Use Policy

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Join Fastly’s New Community Forum

We’re beyond excited to introduce you to Fastly’s Community Forum. We’ve been working closely with our community to build an interactive, inclusive hub for our customers and fellow web performance nerds. The Forum...

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Americans are expected to spend $89 billion shopping online this holiday season, according to Forrester Research. Is your ecommerce site ready for the massive spike in traffic?

Accelerating Rails, Part 1: Built-in Caching

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Using ESI, Part 2: Leveraging VCL and ESI to Use JSONP

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