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Tom Daly
April 19, 2017

We’re pleased to announce our 35th point of presence (POP) located in Johannesburg, South Africa, and have grown our overall network capacity by 737.6% since 2014. We’ve deployed to Johannesburg (JNB) to increase performance for sites delivered by Fastly throughout southern Africa. With JNB online, Fastly now has POPs on six continents. In this post, VP of Infrastructure Tom Daly discusses the improvements users in South Africa and neighboring areas will see, as well as the latest updates to our network in Auckland, Miami, Seattle, and Singapore.

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Jason Evans
March 31, 2017

As Fastly CEO Artur Bergman has said, “We will always insist that every component of the Fastly platform is fully integrated – we don't limit features to subsets of our network.” We take the time to fully integrate standardized protocols and technologies like HTTP/2 and IPv6 into our stack, and maintain the standards our customers have come to expect. Here’s our story of the evolution of IPv6 at Fastly — and how to implement it.

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Tom Daly
January 26, 2017

We’re pleased to announce an alliteration of new POPs to the Fastly network: Minneapolis, Montreal, and Madrid. We’ve deployed these POPs to expand our reach throughout the Central United States, Canada, and southwestern Europe.

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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.

Tom Daly
October 11, 2016

We’re pleased to announce that our 30th POP has come online to the Fastly Network. Located in Paris, France, our new CDG POP is designed to better service Europe by decreasing latency and increasing bandwidth for users in the region.

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Tom Daly
August 2, 2016

We’re pleased to announce Fastly’s first POP in the Middle East, located in Fujairah, UAE. Located just 100 miles east of Dubai, Fujairah (FJR) is home to a number of major submarine cable landings serving the Middle East and members states of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Jason Evans
July 18, 2016

Our Limited Availability program for IPv6 is here! Here’s how you sign up.

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Ryan Landry
June 15, 2016

As we continue to scale our network, we regularly evaluate technology advancements that keep us on the leading edge. One of these advancements is 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches in single rack-unit formats, and we’ve recently lit our first 100GbE ports at the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) using them.

Simon Wistow
June 8, 2016

We’re often asked why having more POPs doesn’t necessarily make a CDN faster. To help illustrate, we’ll use an analogy of convenience stores versus supermarkets.

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