Fastly


Fastly

FASTLY Description

Founded in 2011, Fastly is a relatively new player in the CDN market. As of 2015, the company has raised $130 million from investors Battery Ventures, IDG Ventures, August Capital, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Amplify Partners and ICONIQ Capital.

Self-proclaimed ‘new generation CDN service’, Fastly offers a full-SSD network and PoPs in North America, Brazil, Europe, APAC and Australia & New Zealand. Their Fastly Cloud Accelerator partnership with Google allows Fastly clients to connect directly to the Google Cloud backbone, and configure a Fastly origin shield in front of their GCE storage bucket. The partnership might be considered a way for both parties to compete with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and their S3 storage solution and Cloudfront CDN service. Other CDN providers participating in the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program are EdgeCast, Highwinds, Level3, Akamai and CloudFlare.

Fastly uses web application accelerator Varnish, and allows clients to upload their custom VCL (Varnish Configuration Language) to the Fastly platform. Currently, there is one alternative to Fastly when it comes to uploading custom VCLs, and that is ‘developer CDN’ section.io.

On-boarding with Fastly is quick & easy and can be done without intervention a sales representative. Their extensive API-tools include purging, stats and config management. For an overview of Fastly’s features, check out the table below or make comparisons with other CDN providers.

Notable customers of Fastly include Twitter, Wired, Kickstarter, Rakuten, Etsy, Shazam, Yelp, GitHub, Firebase, Cloudera, Stripe, New Relic and Imgur.

Fastly Pops

Fastly feature overview

Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Feature Support
PoPs 28
Purge All Feature fully supported by Fastly
Instant Purge Feature fully supported by Fastly
Control panel Feature fully supported by Fastly
Origin Push Feature not supported by Fastly
Origin Pull Feature fully supported by Fastly
Origin Shield Feature fully supported by Fastly
GZIP Compression Feature fully supported by Fastly
Custom Rules Feature fully supported by Fastly
HTTP/2 Protocol Feature not supported by Fastly
SPDY Protocol Feature not supported by Fastly
Raw Access Logs Feature fully supported by Fastly
Real time statistics Feature fully supported by Fastly
Online signup Feature fully supported by Fastly
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Feature fully supported by Fastly
Shared SSL Certificates Feature fully supported by Fastly
Custom SSL Certificates Feature partially supported by Fastly
Wildcard SSL Certificates Feature partially supported by Fastly
Support IRC and Email support. Community Forum
Video On Demand (VoD) Feature not supported by Fastly
RTMP Streaming Feature not supported by Fastly
Multiple CDNs Feature not supported by Fastly
CDN balancing tech Feature not supported by Fastly
Storage Feature not supported by Fastly

FASTLY Price Overview

Fastly’s on-demand pricing varies per region, and the default regions are covered in their pricing scheme. Customers interested in specific areas that aren’t listed can contact the Fastly sales team.

Discounted rates are available based on commitments.

Pricing Information

Global flat fee N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) $0.12 per GB
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) $0.08 per GB (10TB+)
APAC Traffic $0.19 per GB
LATAM Traffic $0.28 per GB
Extra costs $0.0075 - $0.0160 per 10,000 Requests (region dependent pricing)

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