Significantly reduce your origin traffic
Fastly’s Media Shield optimizes multi-CDN deployments while reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) of video streaming.
Media Shield for Live
Configure one or more CDNs to use Media Shield as their origin, then configure Media Shield as the single 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, lowers egress cost and boosts performance.
Media Shield for VOD
Fastly’s Media Shield for VOD, combined with Nearline Cache, streamlines existing multi-CDN deployments while helping to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your streaming services.
Fastly Nearline Cache offers longer-term storage in cache without egress charges near the origin shield node. When coupled together, Media Shield plus Nearline Cache build on our existing origin shielding and request collapsing functionality to extend these concepts to multi-CDN deployments outside of the Fastly network.
Quality of Experience
Decreases origin bandwidth and infrastructure requirements without negatively affecting QoE
Eliminates disruptions due to spikes in volume to the origin server
De-duplicates requests for the same content for a window of time, reducing overall bandwidth and request volume
Requires fewer origin servers to handle the same volume of traffic
Better control and performance
Improves both performance and availability by acting as a single origin for multiple CDNs
Centralizes management by enabling routing through the component content delivery network
Reserve Fastly traffic capacity in preparation for high utilization events with capacity reservations
Gathers consistent information about upstream requests from multiple content
Delivers real-time logs allowing content owners to respond to network problems quickly
Add Nearline Cache for further cost savings*
Stores content closer to the viewer for extended periods of time, and allows you to control what content is placed in Nearline Cache and to define retention period
Reduces egress costs for requests that would normally require a trip back to origin
Protects against origin outages with an extra layer of redundancy so your end users can continue to enjoy desired content even if the origin fails
*Nearline Cache is available for Video on Demand use cases only
"When we have to have different code in our applications to play video from different CDNs, that creates complexity. Media Shield removes complexity with our CDNs. Simpler applications means they are more reliable, which means happier customers and more engagement. That translates into more ad dollars and subscribers."