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Fastly is one of the top 10 fastest growing B2B tech companies of the last 30 years

When you’re building something special, time passes differently. Six high-velocity years have passed since I founded Fastly, and it feels like forever and an instant. We’ve scaled with care, focused on delivering consistent value to our customers around the world.

We’ve maintained steady momentum in the past year, increasing network traffic by 70%, and requests served by 90%. Fastly is now one of the top 10 fastest growing B2B tech companies of the last 30 years, and it was an honor to be named in the 2017 Deloitte Fast 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, along with many of our partners and customers.

As of this month, we have 17.5 Tbps of connected global capacity – the data equivalent of about 14 billion simultaneous text messages. Fastly has expanded from a CDN into a powerful edge cloud platform that serves over 10% of all internet requests (400 billion a day), powering the core activities embedded in our daily lives, including:

  • Music streaming (Spotify)
  • Travel planning (Airbnb)
  • Up-to-the-second news (The New York Times, the Guardian)
  • Software development and open source (GitHub, RubyGems, PyPi, OpenSSH, and many more)
  • Charitable giving (Reporters Without Borders, Doctors Without Borders, Kiva, Kickstarter, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and more).

Request growth q/q

Looking back, it’s exciting to realize that in less than 3 years, we have also:

  • Tripled our customer base
  • Doubled customer usage as customers scale utilization of our edge cloud platform
  • Increased our network capacity by 775%
  • Grown the (free) open source traffic we support by over 3,000%
  • Tripled our number of global employees (50% now work outside of San Francisco)
  • Expanded internationally to 6 global offices, spanning 18 timezones
  • And most impressively: grown the population of Fastly dogs by 1,100%

dogs y/y

None of this would be possible without our employees and customers. We look forward to supporting our customers’ continued growth — and ability to offer fast, secure, and scalable online experiences — in the years ahead. In the meantime, we’ll keep pushing more and more to the edge.

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Author

Artur Bergman | CEO and Founder

Artur Bergman is the founder and CEO of Fastly, where he’s helping build a better, faster internet.

Prior to founding Fastly, Artur served as CTO at Wikia, a Quantcast Top 20 site, where he built a content delivery network in-house. Artur was one of the first supporters of the growing DevOps community, and he’s been a prolific contributor to the open source movement. He was a major driver in the development of Perl — the highly capable, feature-rich programming language. In the past, Artur also served as an advisor to Opscode Management Console, now known as Chef.

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