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fastly gcp

Extend the power of the cloud to the edge with Fastly + Google

Experience better performance, real-time insights, and lower egress costs.

How does it work?

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) allows you to build, test, and deploy applications in a scalable, reliable cloud environment. Fastly’s collaboration with Google Cloud combines the power of GCP with the speed and flexibility of the Fastly edge cloud platform.

Fastly provides private interconnects with Google at 19 strategic locations around the globe. We connect directly with Google’s network backbone, bypassing the public internet to dramatically reduce latency to GCP origins. Independent tests show that compared to other cloud providers, GCP customers see a 4x increase in speed on the 95th percentile for content requests going over Fastly’s network.

Fastly POPs are connected with GCP in these locations:

  • Ashburn
  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Los Angeles
  • New York City
  • Palo Alto
  • San Jose
  • Seattle
  • Amsterdam
  • Frankfurt
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Madrid
  • Paris
  • Singapore
  • Stockholm
  • Tokyo
  • Toronto

Why Fastly + Google Cloud Platform?

Faster migration

Fastly’s cloud-based, Layer 7 Load Balancer greatly simplifies migrating to GCP from other cloud providers, with no performance degradation. Custom rules intelligently route traffic using various request aspects, helping support microservices architectures and containers within GCP environments.

Enhanced performance

Reduce egress costs by designating a specific POP to serve as a “shield” for your origin traffic, configuring Google Cloud Storage or Google Compute Engine as your origin and pointing it towards Fastly’s Origin Shield. Request collapsing consolidates all cache miss requests into a single request and holds them in queue while new content is fetched. New content is then served to all POPs from the Shield POP, significantly reducing network egress costs. You can also take advantage of special egress rates from Google.

Real-time insights

Benefit from real-time insights into your web and application traffic — Fastly streams 100% of logs in real time to Google Cloud Storage and Google BigQuery. Using a BigQuery database, log data can be combined with other sources like Google Analytics, Google Ads data, or security and firewall logs. Fastly real-time logs can also be sent to Google Cloud Storage for additional redundancy.

With Fastly’s Google BigQuery integration, we can capture edge data and join to our other key data streams, to improve our understanding and produce a better experience for our 150 million unique monthly visitors.
Nick Rockwell, CTO

Greater control

Cache full pages at the network edge with Fastly’s Instant Purge, which lets you invalidate stale content within 150 ms or less globally. Surrogate key purging allows you to purge an entire set of outdated objects at once without a performance hit.

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