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Simon Wistow

Co-founder, VP Product Strategy
October 18

Did you see that? Monitoring vs observability

You monitor distributed systems and log data, but what good does it do if you can’t observe an actual problem when there is an issue? The reality is, you’re drowning in log data and monitoring…

August 30

7 business uses for logging

To create effective logs, you first need to consider what you’re trying to achieve in capturing and maintaining logs. If you don’t begin with a clear business goal and proactively plan your logging strategy, you…

August 29

3 Common logging challenges

Effective logging requires thoughtful planning and consistent tuning and maintenance. Here are three of the biggest challenges of logging.

May 8

Improved control + security with real-time logging

We know that our customers value visibility and control — actionable insight into what’s going on across your digital services, and the flexibility to make changes when necessary. Real-time logging lets you see what’s happening…

January 29

Demystifying the cloud

Like it or not, the cloud is here to stay. Although 81% of executives surveyed experience cloud FOMO (“fear of missing out”), it’s not peer pressure alone that’s driving cloud adoption; the cloud offers undeniable…

May 18

Extended trainings, Slack, and the ACLU at Altitude San Francisco

Join us June 28-29 for Altitude San Francisco, our annual west coast summit. This year, we’ve added a full day of extended technical trainings on June 28, followed by keynotes and main sessions on June…

February 2

Introducing the Fastly savings calculator

Our CDN can cache more content than traditional solutions (static as well as rapidly changing, “event-driven” content), offloading traffic that would otherwise go to origin, allowing our customers to save on infrastructure costs. But just…

January 25

Announcing Altitude NYC

Altitude NYC brings a group of smart people together to solve complex problems in cloud infrastructure, security, DevOps, and more. You’ll hear from industry leaders like The New York Times, Spotify, Vogue, and Nordstromrack.com |…

June 8

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.

March 11

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.

February 13

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…

January 12

Fastly Community Pack for Logentries Users Offers Deep Visibility into Log Data

Today Logentries released a Fastly Community Pack, which automatically sets up tags, saved queries, and visualizations in the Logentries dashboard to help Fastly customers get the most out of their real-time logs.

November 17

Using ESI, Part 2: Leveraging VCL and ESI to Use JSONP

In this post, I’m going to discuss how you can leverage ESI and VCL (Varnish Configuration Language, the domain-specific language that powers Fastly’s edge scripting capabilities) to use JSON responses, even when they’re loaded from…

October 27

Improving the Delivery of Large Files With Streaming Miss and Large File Support

Today, we’re excited to announce two related features that lower bandwidth costs and reduce origin load for Fastly customers, resulting in faster downloads for their users: Streaming Miss and Large File Support.

October 6

Learn More About Fastly Features With Inline Help

This week, we’re rolling out Inline Help, a new enhancement to our user interface that will make Fastly easier to use for new customers and seasoned experts.

August 27

Using ESI, Part 1: Simple Edge-Side Include

Fastly customers can use ESI to cache pages that contain both cacheable and uncacheable content (such as user-specific information).

July 30

More Advanced Security Features for Your Fastly Account

Security is one of our top priorities at Fastly. We recognize that having your account compromised could have a profoundly negative impact on your business, leaving you and your customers vulnerable and at risk. So,...

July 22

Caching “Like” and “Share” Buttons

In a blog post about caching with tracking cookies, I explained how Fastly’s edge scripting language allows businesses to cache things that were previously uncacheable as well as send data back via our...

January 16

New Fastly Logging Features

Over the last few months, we’ve completely overhauled Fastly’s entire logging infrastructure to keep up with our ever-increasing traffic. In addition to improving efficiency and reliability, we added features to make it easier for our…

January 8

Introducing Version Diff

Since day one, we’ve baked the concept of versions right into our system at a fundamental level. We want customers to feel empowered to try new things and to be able to quickly roll them...