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Announcing Fastly’s Cloud Accelerator, a Collaboration With Google Cloud Platform

By  Artur Bergman, CEO and Founder, November 4, 2014

Today, we’re happy to announce a collaboration with Google Cloud Platform that will combine the power of Google’s infrastructure with the speed of our real-time content delivery network.

Fastly’s Cloud Accelerator extends customers’ infrastructure and application logic directly to the edge for faster content delivery, optimized backend workload, reduced infrastructure costs and increased scalability. For large file delivery (greater than 100MB), customers using Fastly’s Cloud Accelerator with Google Cloud Platform benefit from a more than 4x increase in speed of response times for content requests.

How It Works

  • Fastly now interconnects with Google in strategic locations across North America. Because all traffic between Google and Fastly goes over these interconnects instead of the public internet, customers can see dramatic improvements in response times for their Google services and storage.

  • If you designate a Google Cloud Platform service as your origin, Fastly’s Cloud Accelerator allows you to configure an Origin Shield as a single point-of-presence (POP) to handle cache-misses across our entire network. Origin Shield leverages advanced routing and request collapsing to direct cache-misses back to Google Cloud Platform. Read more about our Origin Shield.

  • When you shield in select POPs, you reduce the number of calls back to your Google Compute Engine or Google Cloud Storage instance, reducing your cost on network egress.

  • Integration is quick and easy. Visit Fastly's Cloud Accelerator to get started.

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Fastly recently joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program as a Technology Partner, and we’re proud to team up with one of the leading cloud storage platforms. In the future, we’ll continue to explore new ways to collaborate and build meaningful integrated solutions for our customers.

Author

Artur Bergman | CEO and Founder

Artur Bergman has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since founding Fastly in March 2011. From September 2007 to June 2011, Mr. Bergman served as Manager, Vice President, then Chief Technology Officer of Wikia, Inc., a global community knowledge-sharing platform. From November 2005 to March 2007, Mr. Bergman served as Engineering Manager for SixApart, a social networking service. From the second half of 2003 to August 2005, Mr. Bergman served as Engineering Manager of Fotango, Ltd., a subsidiary of Canon Europe. We believe that Mr. Bergman is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his industry knowledge and his experience as our founder, as well as his leadership experience and deep technical expertise.

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