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July 27

The very short list of apps that shouldn’t be built at the edge

Progressive developers are increasingly using the edge of the network to power more performant and customized apps. With the use cases mounting, it seems there's very little that can't be…

March 17

Purging Fastly using GCP cloud functions

When using Fastly in front of Google Cloud Storage, cloud functions can enable purging of Fastly’s edge cloud platform instantly and selectively to ensure content updates are seen by users…

January 15

Hybrid vs. Public vs. Multi-cloud: Which stage of cloud evolution is right for your business?

Compare the pros and cons of each stage of cloud evolution — hybrid vs. public vs. multi-cloud — to decide which stage is right for your business.

August 6, 2019

Build on the edge with ready-to-deploy code

We're introducing a new collection of tools built just for developers — gathered on one easy-to-search page — so you can discover, test, and deploy edge solutions in a faster, safer way…

April 10, 2019

Cost-efficient, predictable data transfer: expanding Fastly’s partnership with Microsoft Azure

We believe that developers should have the freedom to choose the best possible solution for their needs — without worrying about unpredictable costs. The internet should be a great…

March 27, 2018

ButterCMS on building a globally performant + reliable API

Without realizing it, many of us are building single points of failure into our stack. Fastly customer ButterCMS requires near-100% uptime for their customers, but after multiple outages…

February 6, 2018

DDoS attacks: how to protect + mitigate

In part one of this series, we took a look at the evolving DDoS landscape, offering a sense of what’s out there in terms of attack size and type to help better inform decisions when it comes…

November 28, 2017

The evolving DDoS landscape

As an edge cloud platform, Fastly is in a unique position to monitor DDoS attack patterns and trends as they evolve. In this post, Jose Nazario, Sr. Director of Security Research, and Ryan…

July 6, 2017

How we moved our Historical Stats from MySQL to Bigtable with zero downtime

In an effort to move forward from early architecture that we were quickly outgrowing, we recently migrated our Historical Stats database from self-managed MySQL to Google Cloud Bigtable…

May 24, 2017

New York Media on surviving DDoS and building a better web

At Altitude 2016, New York Media’s CTO discussed surviving a massive DDoS and the steps they took to mitigate, gave us a peek inside their stack, and described how New York Media is building…

May 16, 2017

The New York Times on failure, risk, and prepping for the 2016 US presidential election

At Altitude NYC, The New York Times CTO Nick Rockwell gave us a peek inside The New York Times’ stack and culture (and how he’s redefined risk from both a corporate and engineering…

April 13, 2017

Altitude NYC 2017 in review: videos and slides

Altitude NYC brought together Fastly engineers and industry leaders like The New York Times and Nordstromrack.com | Hautelook to discuss complex problems in security, cloud infrastructure…