Migrating to GCP with Fastly
Fastly’s collaboration with Google Cloud combines the power of Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Google Cloud Storage (GCS) and Google Big Query with the speed and flexibility of the Fastly edge cloud platform. This partnership enables developers to build, test, and deploy applications in a scalable, reliable cloud environment.
Easily migrate to Google Cloud from other cloud providers without performance degradation, thanks to Fastly’s cloud-based, Layer 7 load balancer. Keep your services online as you migrate infrastructure to Google Cloud, and support microservice architectures and containers within Google Cloud, with failover techniques and intelligent traffic routing rules.
Egress costs can get pricey. They occur when platforms like Fastly fetch content from a cloud-based origin, move that data from the cloud provider to a point of presence (POP), and deliver it to an end user. But with Fastly and Google Cloud, you can significantly reduce network egress costs by configuring Google Cloud Storage or Google Compute Engine, and pointing it to Fastly’s Origin Shield. You can also take advantage of special egress rates from Google. Win win.
Whether you need to update inventory, pricing, or content on the fly, we’ve got you covered. You can cache any content at the edge – even if it’s rapidly changing content – because we have the ability to instantly purge when it becomes stale. Fastly’s Instant Purge lets you invalidate stale content within 150 milliseconds globally. You can even purge an entire set of outdated objects in one go, by using surrogate key purging. This speed is enhanced by the 14 global private network interconnects (PNIs) between Google Cloud and Fastly, which connect directly at the network backbone, bypassing the public internet to dramatically reduce latency.
See what’s happening with your traffic, and address potential threats early, with real-time insights into web and application traffic. Fastly streams 100% of logs in real time to Google Cloud Storage and Google BigQuery. And using a BigQuery database, you can combine log data with Google Analytics, Google Ads data, or security and firewall logs for even more intelligence. But if you’re looking for plain-and-simple backup, Fastly real-time logs can also be sent to Google Cloud Storage.
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
Fastly provides private interconnects with Google at 20 strategic locations around the globe. We connect directly with Google’s network backbone, bypassing the public internet to reduce latency to Google Cloud origins.
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