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June 30

Leveling up observability with Compute@Edge

Observability is hard. Distributed systems, dev and testing environments, and outside vendors all complicate the problem. With Compute@Edge, Fastly wants to make observability easier. Here’s what we’re doing.

June 29

TLS 1.3 is faster, more robust, and now available

TLS 1.3 is now available for Fastly customers. The newest version of the TLS protocol, TLS 1.3 is designed to improve the performance and security of traffic served over HTTPS.

June 22

Network error logging: collecting failure conditions from end users

Network error logging reports client-side failures and successes, enabling developers to understand how their sites function in the real world and how they might improve performance. In this post, we’ll explore the NEL framework, how…

June 17

100 Tbps of capacity: how scale allows us to meet today’s digital demands

The growth of our global network allows us to stand at the ready with our customers, supporting and protecting their innovations at the edge.

April 30

Can QUIC match TCP’s computational efficiency?

While many of the people building and planning to use QUIC are eager to see wide deployment, there are concerns over whether QUIC can be as computationally efficient as TCP. We ran the tests to…

March 10

How network automation helps Fastly support the world’s biggest live-streaming moments

How network automation, a small team of engineers, and key learnings from past extreme high-traffic moments allow us to support delivery performance at scale.

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.

January 7

Is multi-CDN delivery the solution to your QoE goals?

Multi-CDN delivery helps deliver a higher quality of experience and is growing in popularity. Let’s explore why and what key factors you should keep in mind in evaluating if it’s the right strategy for your…

December 17

8 best practices for multi-CDN implementations

There are some serious benefits to adopting a multi-CDN approach. But using two or more CDNs can also increase the complexity of your systems. Here are eight tips to help you successfully implement multi-CDN architecture….

December 9

How Rack and Roll lets us grow our network with purpose

Rack and Roll is our new, scalable process for building and delivering POPs worldwide. From concept to go-live, discover how we build and ship our servers to expand our global network.

November 21

Fastly improves delivery reliability with its fast path failover technology

Improve traffic deliverability by mitigating the impact of internet weather by automatically detecting and re-routing underperforming edge connections.

June 28

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…

January 9

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…

August 3

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…

April 19

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…

March 31

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…

January 26

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.

December 14

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…

December 8

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…

October 11

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…