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What is the Live Event Monitoring Service?
Our Live Event Monitoring Service lets you reserve Fastly support resources when the stakes are high and you can’t afford any downtime. With experienced engineers monitoring, alerting, and troubleshooting complex issues throughout your event, you’ll be able to find and fix problems before they impact your end users.
What types of events are suitable?
You can use Fastly’s Live Event Monitoring Service anytime your team needs to deliver a successful event. Common event types include:
Sports live streams
Awards shows live streams
Conferences and events live streams
Holiday and flash sales
Product and service launches
What is included in this service?
For the duration of your scheduled event, the Live Event Monitoring Service reserves Fastly support staff who will perform the following:
Drops or spikes in bandwidth and request levels
5xx and 4xx Errors
Cache hit ratio
Upstream issues with origin
Internet congestion events
Alerting & real-time communication:
Fastly works with you to jointly define alerting thresholds
Real-time notifications via instant messaging
Rapid response from Fastly support personnel who know your configuration and have been monitoring the event
Accelerated escalation to senior support teams
Do you offer add-ons like
pre-event planning and post-event reporting?
Yes. Fastly will work with you to customize the Live Event Monitoring
Service to meet your team’s unique needs. Optional add-ons include:
3rd party analytics integrations (i.e. Catchpoint, Conviva, etc.)
Pre-event preparation & testing (separate professional services engagement)
Post-event executive reports (separate professional services engagement)
What is not included?
The Live Event Monitoring Service is limited to monitoring, alerting, and
troubleshooting your Fastly service. We are not committing to monitoring,
alerting, and troubleshooting other vendor’s products as part of this service,
although we will assist you with the information available about other service
providers to help troubleshoot your issues.
How do you charge for this service?
Fastly’s Live Event Monitoring Service is priced per hour for a minimum of five
hours and a maximum of ten hours. To discuss pricing with our team, please
I have multiple events, what are my options?
To purchase the Live Event Monitoring Service for multiple events, you’ll need
to submit the dates and times of all your events to Fastly. If you know the dates and times of your events upfront, we can create a
contract that encompasses all your events.
If you don’t know the dates and
times of all your events upfront, we can create a contract for the events
you do have that information for, and simply amend the contract with the
additional events once you confirm those dates and times.
If you are interested in discussing purchasing Live Event Monitoring for
multiple events, please reach out to email@example.com and we can discuss your
Is there an approval process?
Yes, requests for the Live Event Monitoring Service are subject to Fastly
approval based on support resource availability. We ask that you submit a
request for this service at least 48 hours before your event so we can provide
a timely response.
Is this service available for all regions?
Yes, you can purchase Fastly’s Live Event Monitoring Service for any event in any region.
How do I get help if I have more questions?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and a representative will respond as soon as