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Network Expansion Update: 51 POPs & 22 Tbps

We have been busy over the first half of the year launching POPs in Vancouver, Canada; Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Mumbai and Chennai, India. Additionally, we’ve completed upgrade cycles to our POPs in…

Ringing in 2018 with 46 POPs & 20 Tbps of connected edge capacity

The Fastly Infrastructure and Edge Cloud Operations Teams wrapped up 2017 by completing major milestones in our point of presence (POP) deployments around the globe AND achieving 20 Tbps of connected edge capacity. Since our…

Building the edge: 40 POPs & 15 Tbps of connected capacity

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added a collection of new POPs to the Fastly global network. Since our last update, we’ve deployed additional US POPs in Chicago, Newark, Ashburn, and Los Angeles, plus a…

Announcing our 35th POP: Johannesburg + upgrades to our network

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…

IPv6 at Fastly

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…

Announcing our newest POPs in Minneapolis, Montreal, and Madrid

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.

Network expansion update: Frankfurt

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…

Building and scaling the Fastly network, part 2: balancing requests

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…

Announcing our 30th POP: Paris!

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…

Announcing Fastly’s POP in the United Arab Emirates

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…

Announcing Limited Availability for IPv6

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

Introducing 100 Gigabit Ethernet into the Fastly network

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…

Why having more POPs isn’t always better

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.

Announcing POPs in Toronto and Boston

Our team has been hard at work — we’ve launched new points of presence (POPs) in Toronto and Boston.

Building and scaling the Fastly network, part 1: Fighting the FIB

This post is the first in a series detailing the evolution of network software at Fastly. We’re unique amongst our peers in that from inception, we’ve always viewed networking as an integral part of our…

How Fastly builds POPs

Building a new point of presence (POP) from scratch involves all of the engineering groups within Fastly. Our data center infrastructure (DCI) team spearheads and coordinates the POP build from hardware procurement to putting the…

New global interconnects between Fastly and Google Cloud Platform

In November 2014, we announced Fastly’s Cloud Accelerator, a collaboration with Google Cloud Platform that combines the power of Google’s infrastructure with the speed and flexibility of our real-time content delivery network. We're seeing...

How our solid-state drives result in cost savings for customers

We use solid-state drives (SSDs) rather than regular hard drives to power our cache servers. This blog post will dive into our all-SSD approach, the economics behind our thinking, how we manage to have large…

How Fastly Chooses POP Locations

Build a network that can scale indefinitely, be managed by a small crew of skilled ops and network engineers, and handle current web traffic and the next generation of protocols. Sounds impossible, right? …

Fastly CDN Expands

At Fastly, we’re constantly working to upgrade our network and expand global capacity. Last week, we built up capacity in our Ashburn, New York City, and Los Angeles POPs and brought a new Miami POP…

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