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Why Fastly

Sonatype’s solutions are critical infrastructure that developers use every day. Fastly helps provide a reliable, secure experience for Sonatype's more than 10 million users worldwide as they continue to scale, more than doubling total monthly releases, tripling bandwidth and quadrupling total request traffic.

“Fastly allows us to get into the guts of our CDN; we can quickly configure things the way we need to configure them. With other providers, configuration was totally opaque — we’d have to go through customer support to get rules changed, and that’s pretty unwieldy and not very effective. Fastly has its own API, giving us ultimate flexibility.” Jason Swank, Technical Operations Lead

“Knock on wood, but in the more than three years we have leveraged Fastly, we’ve delivered a huge global user base 100% uptime, coincident with exceptional network performance. In short, it just works… really, really well.” Mike Hansen, SVP Product Development and Engineering

Support during growth

The exploding growth in both the production and usage of open source software has led to corresponding scale requirements in network delivery and the availability requirements dictated by part of the world’s critical development infrastructure. Fastly gives Sonatype the ability to cache millions of open source components while offering the flexibility to update content instantly, ensuring those components are always available. As a result, they’ve been able to readily support the enormous and rapid growth that continues year after year.

“We’ve had zero issues with Fastly’s service. Download requests from the Central Repository have increased by 3x and request traffic by 4x, all without skipping a beat. Fastly has helped us get there.” Jason Swank, Technical Operations Lead

100% Uptime

Maven Central is a free service, sometimes making it difficult for Sonatype to gather user feedback. Developers see the service as a utility, but maintaining reliability is key to ensuring that users don’t go elsewhere.

“Fastly helps us provide extremely reliable service for developers. Being able to readily meet the expectations of 100% uptime for a free service is just awesome.” Mike Hansen, SVP Product Development and Engineering

Varnish : Transparent & open source

One of the reasons Sonatype chose Fastly is because it’s built on Varnish, the open source web accelerator. This offers the benefits of open source, which includes an extensive, knowledgeable community and documentation.

“One big benefit to using Varnish is it allows us to run our own instances, letting us test things out very easily. With our previous provider, we had to wait for an engineer to make rules changes for us, so it was painful dealing with that feedback cycle.” Jason Swank, Technical Operations Lead

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