Founded in 2011, Fastly has grown into a mature CDN provider. Fastly offers a range of services including streaming media delivery and private CDN but Fastly is best known for being a 'real-time CDN', meaning changes happen instantly and the platform can deliver 'uncacheable' content well.
On April 18 2017, Fastly unveiled three new products: Web Application Firewall (WAF), Image Optimizer and Load Balancer. Read the press release.
View the table below for more insight into Fastly products. Hover over/touch the product to view a short description.
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content
delivery. User login, shopping cart ...
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery;
caching of small files (file size <1 MB)
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery;
caching of large files (file size >1 MB)
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP?
Fastly doesn't require long-term contracts and their pricing is simple and easy to understand, with no hidden costs. You can test up to $50 of traffic for free, no commitment required. Billing is based on number of requests and data transfer and if applicable your TLS/SSL plan. Signup is completely self-service and there is no need to talk to a sales representative. You can get discounted rates based on a commit in an annual contract. Fastly pricing
Pricing & contract duration
Minimum contract term
Minimum monthly costs
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests
$0.0075 - $0.016 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred
NA/EU traffic (low volume)
$0.12 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume)
$0.19 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume)
$0.28 per GB
Features Fastly is proud of are instant configuration updates, instant purging, 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.
View the tables below for more insight into the features Fastly supports. Hover over/touch the feature name to view a short description.
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs?
Apex/root domain OK
No performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com
Fastly provides a range of support options and paid plans. Free to all is their extensive public documentation and API references as well as the community forum and email support. Customers can pay to upgrade the support level, e.g. to get phone and Slack support, faster responses, outside business hours and dedicated account management.