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June 22, 2020

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…

April 29, 2020

Decoding the digital divide

This series on the digital divide examines the data behind several yet-unexplored facets of the issue, the people and places it impacts most greatly, and what can and should be done to close this persistent…

April 8, 2020

How COVID-19 is affecting internet performance

How is COVID-19 affecting internet performance? We analyzed regional and vertical trends and found that, despite COVID-19-related traffic increases, the internet is up to the challenge.

March 31, 2020

Fastly expands logging endpoints to include Elasticsearch, New Relic Logs, Google Pub/Sub, and HTTPS

Fastly now supports new logging endpoints Elasticsearch, New Relic Logs, Google Pub/Sub, and an HTTPS endpoint to empower developers to work the way they want.

March 19, 2020

Meet Fastly’s new security dashboard integrations for WAF and real-time logging

Using integrations with BigQuery and Looker, we’ve created 15 chart templates that help you effectively monitor security events on your sites and applications, in real time.

March 10, 2020

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.

February 7, 2020

The 3 most-memed-about moments and other internet user behaviors from the Super Bowl

A look at internet traffic trends and user behaviors during the 2020 Super Bowl.

October 15, 2019

Fastly’s real-time log streaming support extends to Apache Kafka and Elasticsearch

Fastly expands real-time logging support to include six additional endpoints, including Apache Kafka and Elasticsearch.

June 21, 2018

Introducing Quick Value Packages

Keeping your digital presence continuously tuned, optimized, and secure to align with changing business and technical requirements can be time consuming. That’s why we’ve put together our Quick Value Packages — a collection of expert…

December 20, 2017

Top giving moments of 2017: natural disasters meet unprecedented engagement

As part of our mission to serve the best of the internet, we’re honored to offer complimentary CDN services to nonprofits, including One America Appeal, Direct Relief, Reporters Without Borders, Khan Academy, and more. Although…

November 30, 2017

2017 holiday real-time insights: the biggest Cyber Monday yet

Cyber Monday 2017 was the biggest yet, bringing in $6.59 billion in online sales — compared to $5.03 billion on Black Friday, and 16.8% more revenue than Cyber Monday last year. And, this Cyber Monday…

February 7, 2017

The Gaga Dive, and other Super Bowl phenomenon

The Super Bowl is one of the most-watched events in U.S. television, and presents a unique opportunity for companies to reach prospective customers through clever and well-placed advertising. This year, brands with ads drove an…

February 3, 2017

Real-time insights, ACLU: exponential engagement following the U.S. election

In the months following the recent U.S. election, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has seen a sustained and rapid outpouring of support, reflected in record levels of giving and engagement with aclu.org. Following the…

January 24, 2017

Engagement disparity: the inauguration & Women’s March

There was an uptick in traffic to media sites during the 45th president’s inauguration, but it didn’t compare to the election. Engagement during the weekend of January 20, 2017 in many ways mirrored the crowds…

January 4, 2017

The top 10 moments of engagement in 2016

2016 was an eventful and emotional year, filled with surprises, cultural losses, tragedies, and the occasional glimmer of hope. Although we looked at 2016 as a whole, we found that the most instant and dramatic…

December 1, 2016

Real-time insights: ACLU + Giving Tuesday 2016

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving marks one of the biggest days of the year for donation sites, and giving numbers hit record highs this year. We’ve collaborated with the ACLU to share some hope-inspiring donation data….

November 29, 2016

Real-time insights: holiday traffic

Our CDN gives us a unique, real-time view of aggregated traffic patterns on the web. With the 2016 holiday shopping season upon us, we took a look at how shoppers have engaged with ecommerce sites…

November 11, 2016

Election day 2016

Although online engagement increases with every election, the 2016 presidential election saw an especially dramatic boost. As surprising polling results rolled in across the nation, voters and global observers turned to trusted media sites to…

October 19, 2016

Major moments from the third and final presidential debate

This election has garnered an unprecedented amount of attention, and while traffic to media sites increased during the third debate, major moments of engagement (spikes) decreased by 83% as compared to the first debate. Here…

September 27, 2016

How the internet reacted to the first presidential debate

As a CDN, we’re in a unique position to view traffic patterns: we’re able to get a closer look into traffic trends and spikes as they occur. This year’s presidential debate drew a record number…

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