Modern Network Design
Built from the ground up
At Fastly, we take advantage of modern internet architecture to build a more powerful network that allows us to achieve massive scale. Our unique software-defined network allows you to meet the performance, security and compute requirements of today’s data-rich applications and the developers who build them.
Fewer, more powerful POPs, allow you to cache more at the edge for longer, including rapidly changing content (e.g. inventory, pricing or news).
Fastly POPs are connected directly to core Internet Service Provider ("ISPs"), cloud storage providers and Internet Exchange Points to offer high performance in long-tail content caching.
Cutting edge hardware provides superior performance for customers who expect updates to be pushed out to their global end-users nearly instantaneously.
Built for control
We created our own proprietary software-defined networking stack with built-in routing and load balancing capabilities for greater network efficiencies. This allows us to maintain more fine-grained control over traffic routing per user request.
Efficient and scalable
Significant network efficiencies have translated into lower total cost of ownership for you, and the flexibility to rapidly scale as we add more services or update existing ones.
We keep you modern
Fastly supports HTTP/3 and QUIC on our edge cloud platform, enabling you to provide a better digital experience for your users. We also support many other standards including HTTP1, HTTP2, TLS 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3, and custom cipher suites.
We are on a constant quest to create a smarter, more resilient network. Our Precision Path feature applies cutting-edge fault discovery and failover techniques to select the best performing path for customer’s traffic to avoid internet weather disruptions.
Safety in Depth
We believe security should be integrated seamlessly into every layer of development: architecture, programming, and operations. That’s why we built security into the fabric of our platform, alongside performance.
Integrate security into your software development cycles with real-time visibility into threats and vulnerabilities and near-instant policy updates
Stay PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, and SOC compliant without impacting performance.
Safely deploy custom code in a temporary sandbox environment to minimize the attack surface.