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Fastly Edge Cloud Platform

Fastly Edge Cloud Platform
Formerly Deliver@Edge


What is Fastly Edge Cloud Platform?

Fastly, headquartered in San Francisco, offers the Fastly Edge Cloud Computing, Content Delivery Network (CDN) (formerly 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…

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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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What is Fastly Edge Cloud Platform?

Fastly Edge Cloud Platform Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
  • Support.
  • Security - either the in-house waf or recent Signal Sciences acquisition.
  • Speed.
  • API-driven allows us to use Terraform or custom REST calls to quickly spin up new configurations.
  • Adding a custom fastly implementation to our sales SKUs opened up 10s of millions of dollars in ARR in a single year.
  • Fastly enabled us to sell to nearly 100 customers a year that we otherwise would not have been able to service.
  • We did end up needing to spend nearly $500k/yr for custom TLS certificates (2000 domains).
March 19, 2019

Fastly Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
  • Fastly dramatically reduces load times for clients all over the world thanks to their global system of POPs.
  • Fastly is a cost-effective choice when a highly-performant CDN is required and makes it simple to support data that is quickly invalidated.
Fastly is a great choice for CDN vendor when performance and has the ability to quickly invalidate an asset from all POPs very quickly. It shines in use cases that require media delivery, like video. Fastly also provides a highly-optimized way to handle logical operations at the edge, meaning that, for example, quick authorization checks can be handled without having to work with the origin server.
Konstantin Gredeskoul | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
  • While I was at Wanelo we were able to put Fastly in front of the growing web app, and selectively cache end points to improve stability and performance. In the meantime we rewrote the app completely in Ruby. We wouldn’t have been able to do that without Fastly.
It’s the fastest and most configurable.
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