Fastly Deliver@Edge

Fastly Deliver@Edge

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Score 9.3 out of 100
Fastly Deliver@Edge

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Recent Reviews

Quality Edge Delivery Service

9 out of 10
December 09, 2021
We used Fastly both as the pre-configured caching backbone for all our customers as well as a highly-customized edge provider for …
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Fastly Review

9 out of 10
March 19, 2019
Fastly is a highly performant CDN and edge computer service, with an impressive list of clients that use its services. Unlike most …
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Requests

$0

Cloud
per 10,000 requests

Next 10TB

$0.08

Cloud
per GB/per reigon

First 10TB

$0.12

Cloud
per GB/per reigon

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Details

What is Fastly Deliver@Edge?

Fastly, headquartered in San Francisco, offers the Fastly Edge Cloud Computing, Content Delivery Network (CDN): Fastly Deliver@Edge. Priced by bandwidth in gigabytes and number of file requests, Fastly supports image optimization, video and streaming, load balancing, and cloud security via web application firewall (WAF) and DDoS protection. Additionally, Fastly is available as a managed CDN.

Fastly Deliver@Edge Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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We used Fastly both as the pre-configured caching backbone for all our customers as well as a highly-customized edge provider for customers who required more control than the pre-configured version gave them. The use cases could be anything from SEO optimization to enhanced security protection. We also implemented Fastly as a means of providing additional functionality, such as edge logging and image optimization, that could be scaled across multiple web properties with a single configuration.
  • Comprehensive API.
  • Feature-rich UI.
  • Excellent documentation.
  • Fine-grained custom VCL.
  • WAF is hard to configure.
  • No comprehensive rate limiting without a pricey upgrade.
  • Account access controls are extremely limited.
The service is really well-suited for pretty much any site that is primarily display-driven (that is, mostly GET requests). The network is able to handle massive volumes of traffic and their POPs have spread out pretty much anywhere that it's easy to get them (so basically everywhere but China and Russia). My team witnessed several large-scale attack attempts on some high-profile websites (attacks in the 10s of millions of requests per second) that were mitigated before ever coming back to the actual application; in one case we didn't realize the attack had happened until we looked at the logs the next day. Because it's a cache store option, the default configuration does not cache POST responses, and it can be difficult to set up things like authenticated paywalls as a result.
March 19, 2019

Fastly Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Fastly is a highly performant CDN and edge computer service, with an impressive list of clients that use its services. Unlike most traditional CDNs, Fastly requires that all traffic be served through it via a CNAME change, similar to CloudFlare (as opposed to a more traditional CDN, like Cloudfront or MaxCDN). This gives Fastly the ability to quickly serve even very low TTL event content, like game scores, news, and stock prices.
  • Very performant and fast -- major companies have drastically reduced page load times with Fastly's edge technology.
  • Support for many types of media, including video.
  • Image add-on makes serving and manipulating images very simple.
  • Setup can be difficult -- but only because the service is so robust and provides so many features.
  • Minimum spend is $50/month, even if you are not using the service enough to have spent the $50.
For the use case that it was designed for, Fastly is best-in-class, and used by high-profile companies like Buzzfeed, The New York Times, and Stripe. For websites that require a highly-performant CDN layer, Fastly is a great choice. Fastly is not the best choice for very small companies and very small deployments, and it does not have the ease of implementation into large cloud PaaS vendors like AWS or Azure.
Konstantin Gredeskoul | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Fastly is a fantastic CDN / proxy layer for any web application. It’s built on Varnish, which offers a way to customize the caching and delivery of the web content to the end user with maximum flexibility, but without incurring a performance penalty. This is due to Varnish Configuration Language (VCL) being a compiled language.
  • You can put your site behind Fastly and then selectively cache only some of the endpoints. You can modify the responses returned by stripping cookies or other personalization headers.
  • You can deliver images, and based on the user agent being Chrome, decide to serve, for example, a WEBP image format instead of PNG or JPG.
  • Not sure
Fastly is well suited to be the CDN or the caching layer in your app