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How does Edgio stack up to Fastly CDN?

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Get real-time content control and visibility and boost performance. Fastly delivers 29% faster time to first byte (TTFB) than Edgio’s CDN, and that’s just the beginning.

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Why move to Fastly?


Faster time to first byte (TTFB) than Edgio

  • Infrastructure: Fastly is built on a single network. Edgio is made up of multiple technologies, including two networks, Limelight (AS22822) and Edgecast (AS15133) that are not yet integrated in addition to a bot management offering which they OEM. Security services can only run on one of the two Edgio networks, a significant limitation.

  • Performance: Fastly’s performant network accelerates web and app performance, and delivers real-time features. We deliver faster, cache more and purge instantly (150ms Mean Purge Time) by doing more from the edge and less from the origin. The result: Fastly delivers 29% faster time to first byte (TTFB)* than Edgio. 

  • Deployment choices: Fastly’s Next-Gen WAF can be deployed in the cloud, containers, data centers, at the edge, or any combination of these. Edgio’s WAF can only be deployed on its own network. Their cloud-only network predicates traffic being routed on the same network as their CDN to provide any security value. Fastly’s Next-Gen WAF is decoupled from our CDN for flexibility.

  • Control and Configurability: Fastly allows for full configurability giving timely control over content, caching, and rollbacks. Fastly is DevOps and CI/CD friendly, taking an API-first approach for all services. Fastly has a G2 ‘Administration’ rating of 8.8, compared to Edgio’s 7.3 (as of December 2023).

  • Real-Time Visibility: Fastly streams logs in real-time for no additional cost. With a larger choice of integrations, we also provide instant visibility into traffic, performance, potential threats, and troubleshooting. Eliminate black boxes and access granular visibility at every stage of the request path, from origin to edge. 

  • Superior Support: Fastly delivers superior customer support and an SLA to all contracted customers yielding a CSAT (Customer Satisfaction) score of 95%, and a G2 ‘Support’ rating of 9.4, compared to Edgio’s 8.1 (as of December 2023).

How does your CDN stack up?





Unified architecture

Single network

Granular caching


Real-time communication

Cache purge

Origin shielding/mid-tier caching

Video streaming

Image optimization 

Control and Configurability


Configuration speed

DevOps and CI/CD friendly

Programmable API-first

Real-Time Visibility

Origin metrics

Log integrations

Log streaming

Live event monitoring

Custom data visualizations

We offer industry leading value

Move to a better network. We are committed to making the switch as seamless as possible.

Hear what our customers have to say

“With Fastly, we can configure and tweak our platform continuously. We continue to see performance improvements and saw an 18% performance improvement in time to first byte (TTFB), which is impressive.HTTP/3 combined with Brotli, a new compression system, gives our customers better performance and a much faster experience.”

David Annez, Head of Engineering, Loveholidays

“Because I'm an engineer, if I have questions they are usually pretty technical. It's a joy to work with support people that get the technical questions I have. And anytime I open a support ticket with Fastly, I get a response that same day from the right person with the technical proficiency to help me figure out my problem.”

Brian Benns, Senior Site Reliability Engineer, GIPHY

“We chose Fastly because of its flexibility. Fastly opens up the entire configuration to us; we can do whatever we want and then push it out. You can’t do that with any other CDN. Most CDNs have a complex UI that you have to mess with, and you have to access an engineer to make config changes. Fastly saves us time and energy.”

Alan Schaaf, Founder and CEO of Imgur

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Guide to the Modern CDN

Traditional CDNs may be stifling your online experience, download the Guide to Modern CDN ebook to understand the importance of control and how a modern CDN puts you back in charge.

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Don’t let your CDN get in the way of your CI/CD

Meet a more powerful global network.

Our network is all about greater efficiency. With our strategically placed points of presence (POPs), you can scale on-demand and deliver seamlessly during major events and traffic spikes. Get the peace of mind that comes with truly reliable performance — wherever users may be browsing, watching, shopping, or doing business.

336 Tbps

Edge network capacity1

150 ms

Mean purge time2

>1.8 trillion

Daily requests served4

~90% of customers

Run Next-Gen WAF in blocking mode3

As of March 31, 2024

As of December 31, 2019

As of March 31, 2021

As of July 31, 2023

Support plans

Fastly offers several support plans to meet your needs: standard, gold and enterprise.


Free of charge and available as soon as you sign up with Fastly.


Proactive alerts for high-impact events, expedited 24/7 incident response times, and a 100% uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA) guarantee.


Gives you the added benefits of emergency escalation for support cases and 24/7 responses for inquiries (not just incidents).

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