Fastly Media Shield Datasheet
Optimize your multi-CDN deployment while cutting costs
Rapid delivery is key to providing broadcast-quality video experiences on any device, anywhere. Fastly’s edge cloud platform is built for performance: with a multi-terabit-per-second capacity, we scale to meet the most demanding video and streaming needs.
Fastly’s edge cloud platform is designed to cache and rapidly deliver both frequently requested and long-tail, on-demand videos. With cache hit rates of 97% or higher, we significantly reduce load on your origin while accelerating time to first frame (TTFF) globally. Our on-the-fly packaging (OTFP) feature facilitates immediate playback, enhancing viewer experiences across multiple devices and platforms.
We’re optimized to deliver millions of concurrent, high-quality live streams to viewers while enhancing performance. Our platform supports delivery of all major HTTP video streaming formats — including live, linear, and user-generated video — on any public or private headend deployment. We partner with best-of-breed vendors to improve the flexibility and scale of live streaming workflows. Our service puts you in control — using our API, you can self-provision and configure your live delivery in minutes.
Fastly’s Media Shield optimizes multi-CDN deployments while reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) of video streaming. Configure your CDNs to use Media Shield as their origin, then configure Media Shield to point to your infrastructure. Continue using your existing CDNs as you normally would while taking advantage of Fastly platform features like origin shielding and request collapsing across your multi-CDN deployment. This significantly reduces your origin traffic and boosts performance.
Fastly provides a number of common features across our video and streaming services. Real-time logs and analytics deliver rapid insights into how users are consuming your video and streaming content. You can analyze engagement, proactively identify issues, and take immediate action. Our massive distributed network is ideally suited to handle both volumetric and targeted DDoS attacks. Traffic is also protected by TLS encryption, with authentication at our network edge to minimize performance impact.