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Diff at the edge with serverless cloud functions

Requesting the difference between two previously cached files — using just a CDN configuration and a serverless cloud compute function — is a great example of exploiting edge and serverless compute services to make your…

Technical trainings & the future of edge delivery at Altitude SF 2017

Altitude SF 2017 featured hands-on trainings and talks from industry leaders like Reddit, the ACLU, Slack, TED, and more. We explored the future of edge delivery, heard about emerging trends in cloud infrastructure and DevOps,…

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. Read on to learn how we did…

The IoT industry’s response to emerging threats

Late last year, we took a look at how the Internet of Things (IoT) is under attack. We analyzed hundreds of individual IoT devices to see how often they were probed for vulnerabilities, with the…

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, DevOps, and more. Check out our recap and watch…

The anatomy of an IoT botnet attack

We took a look at some of the more recent (and troubling) threats on the internet, and found that the emerging IoT market is under attack. Internet-connected devices are being churned out of factories and…

A step towards better Web API authentication

The Fastly API is an integral part of our CDN — using our APIs, customers are able to instantly reflect configuration changes, purge content, and perform anything that is available on the Fastly control panel…

A/B testing at the edge

A/B testing is valuable, aggravating, and everyone has an opinion on the best way to do it. At Fastly, we provide a set of tools to help enable experiments you can integrate into your own…

Don’t let your successes bring you(r site) down

Often the main goal for marketing and advertising campaigns is to point visitors to your website, and it’s important you’re prepared for the success you’ll (hopefully) see. Hear how Fastly customer Dollar Shave Club launched…

The future of the edge

In this post, Tyler McMullen will explore “the future of the edge,” or the next logical step in how we streamline online experiences. In order to keep up with the direction things are headed, we…

Altitude 2016: the future of the edge

Last week we gathered a group of innovative industry leaders from around the world for our second annual customer summit in San Francisco. This year’s Altitude focused on the future of the edge, and we…

Improvements to Edge Dictionaries

We’re continuing to build on our unique ability to push your logic and decisions to the edge, and are happy to announce some exciting enhancements to our Edge Dictionaries. Our latest improvements include Upsert functionality…

Analyze viewer engagement with Video Delivery Insights

We’re pleased to announce that we now send additional metrics from our On-the-fly Packaging (OTFP) service to provide more granular visibility into the packaging and delivery process. You can stream Video Delivery Insights as logs…

Announcing Event Logs

Event Logs help you keep track of key changes to your Fastly service, increasing visibility and improving troubleshooting.

We now support Log Streaming for Google Cloud Storage

We’re pleased to announce we now support log streaming to Google Cloud Storage (GCS) endpoints. Fastly’s GCS support strengthens our existing Log Streaming capabilities for common endpoints.

Introducing fastly2git: version change visualization

Sales Engineer Léon Brocard created fastly2git, a Git repository for Fastly service changes, making it easy for you to see differences between versions. In this post, Léon discusses how fastly2git works, and how it can…

Announcing Edge Dictionaries: Make faster decisions at the edge

We’re always seeking ways to give our customers more control at the edge. With this in mind, we’re excited to announce Edge Dictionaries, which give you the ability to create readable key/value pairs using our…

Restricting access to content

In this blog post, Vladimir Vuksan outlines three common methods you can use for blocking or limiting access to content with Fastly.

Extending your application to the edge with Fastly

We often say that Fastly can easily become an extension of your app — there are three major components that make this possible: caching, control, and visibility.

The technology that empowers real-time journalism

We’re more engaged online than ever before, especially when it comes to consuming news. If you work with online media brands, you’re well aware that the way readers engage with news events is changing.

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