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Announcing POPs in Toronto and Boston

Our team has been hard at work — we’re pleased to announce two new points of presence (POPs) in Toronto and Boston.

Toronto is our first POP in the Great White North, and with the addition of Boston we now have even more capacity around Ashburn, Virginia. Ashburn is a major internet thoroughfare, with more than 70% of the world’s internet traffic passing through and major corporations and network providers maintaining around six million square feet of data center space. These two new POPs increase our overall capacity, resiliency, and performance in this busy corner of North America.

O Canada

The Toronto POP grants us entry into the Canadian market, improving connectivity and delivery for customers there. We’ll also be participants of the Toronto Internet Exchange (TorIX), allowing us to deliver traffic directly to other member networks.

With the Maple Leafs winning the NHL’s #1 draft pick and a Fastly POP being built in the same year, things are looking up for Toronto in 2016!

A Boston POP party

The addition of our Boston POP will continue to help us improve delivery in population-dense regions. Having already hit many of the high-density US cities, Boston signals our foray into the next market layer while also providing additional capacity for the northeast region. Along those lines, we’ve also beefed up our POPs in Chicago (ORD) and New York (JFK), further strengthening our network in one of the country’s most highly trafficked areas.

Going forward

As the only real-time CDN on the planet, we’re constantly evaluating strategic markets that complement our technology while benefiting our customers and consumers alike. Keep an eye on our network map — we’ll continue to add new POPs and planned locations in the coming months.

 
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Ryan Landry | Director, Edge Cloud Operations

Ryan leads Edge Cloud Operations (ECO) at Fastly, which includes a globally distributed team of talented network and systems engineers who hold packets and cache hit ratios sacred. In his spare time he’s doing unwise mom-unapproved things like riding motorcycles and collecting tattoos. Ryan is owned by his french bulldog, part-time Fastly mascot, Muchacho.

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