Company profile

Fastly is a new generation CDN service, designed to seamlessly integrate with your development stack. Their all-SSD network is deployed close to Telco end-points to deliver the best performance. Fastly is optimized for mobile and API content, and provides real-time reporting, extensive API-based tools and instant purging.
Fastly was founded in 2011 and is funded by O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Battery Ventures, August Capital, Amplify Partners, and other Silicon Valley investors. Customers include Twitter, The Guardian, Imgur, and GitHub.

Network Map

Fastly’s 29 POPs are strategically placed in the highest density Internet Exchange Points, and their peering agreements with T1 providers put their customers' content mere milliseconds away from vast end user networks around the world. Fastly has Points of Presence on 5 continents, including 2 in New Zealand. South Africa, India, and more coming soon. Fastly CDN Network Map

Pricing & Contract duration

Fastly doesn’t require long-term contracts, and their pricing is simple and easy to understand, with no hidden costs. Billing is based on request and bandwidth usage, with developer accounts available for testing and a $50 minimum per month for paid accounts. Signup is completely self-service and there is no need to talk to a sales representative. See Fastly’s bandwidth and request pricing for more info, including the costs for requests.

Pricing & Contract duration
Price US/EU traffic - low volume$0.12 per GB
Price US/EU traffic - high volume$0.02 per GB, at 5000 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic58%

Note: custom price plans are very common in the CDN market, especially for large volume customers. We recommend you always talk to the CDN provider about your needs and requirements and work with them to get a best-fit deal.

Features & Support

Key Fastly features are instant config updates and instant purging (150 milliseconds), the ability to cache dynamic content, real-time log streaming and analytics, and traffic spike protection. Customers have the flexibility to customize their Varnish configurations at will, and Fastly Support will help out with that.

Features & Support
Push (upload to CDN servers)NoHelpCustomers can preload content by making a simple API call.
PurgeYesHelpFastly enables customers to actively purge dynamic and static content in 150 milliseconds and purge related content with surrogate keys.
Purge AllYesHelpFastly enables customers to actively purge dynamic and static content in 150 milliseconds and purge related content with surrogate keys.
GzipResend from origin, or compress on edge
Persistent connectionsYes
Honors all origin server headersYes
Can override origin server headersYesHelpFastly supports surrogate-control, which allows users to send different cache directives to the Fastly edge servers than what is sent to the user.
Set caching headers for pushed filesYes
Custom CNAMEsYes
HTTPSYesHelpFastly charges $500 setup plus $100/month for custom SSL domain. HTTP and HTTPS requests are accumulated in units of 10,000 by region. Fees for content delivery and streaming delivery are calculated at the request rates
Control Panel & statisticsYesHelpFastly’s powerful Control Panel includes a real-time analytics dashboard and historical stats tool, so customers can monitor performance 24/7 and respond to issues proactively.
Access LogsYesHelpFastly offers support for syslog-compatible logging providers such as Splunk Storm, Papertrail, Logentries, and Loggly. They also provide support for Sumologic and allow pushing of log files to Amazon S3 buckets, including any S3-compatible providers
APIYesHelpThe Fastly API is a fully featured suite of tools that gives customers the control to handle everything from configuration to instant purging via a straightforward REST interface. Interactive clients for the Fastly API are available in a variety of languages.

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