Fastly Reviews

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March 18, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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November 06, 2018
Konstantin Gredeskoul | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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
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What is Fastly?

Fastly, headquartered in San Francisco, offers the Fastly Edge Cloud Platform Content Delivery Network (CDN). 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 Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
First 10TB0.12per GB/per reigon
Next 10TB0.08per GB/per reigon
Requests0.00075per 10,000 requests

Fastly Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No