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Type of businessLLC
Type of site
Available inEnglish
Area servedWorldwide
Founder(s)Matt Levine
Key peopleDrazen Dodig, Martin Lagler, Megan Killion
ProductsCDN, Content Delivery Network, Ultra Low Latency Streaming, Image Optimization, Edge Scripting, Transcoding, DVR, Web Optimization, VOD delivery, Game Delivery

CacheFly is a content delivery network (CDN) provider based in Chicago, Illinois with a 100% remote team. Way back in 1999 CacheFly started as as a response to the need for high quality, reliable file distribution for small software developers, by CTO, Matt Levine.

CacheNetworks worked closely with select customers and pioneered the use of TCP Anycast – creating the world’s first TCP Anycast based content delivery network. Thorough research and development with users paid off, resulting in unsurpassed reliability and performance worldwide.[1]

After years of comprehensive testing and development, the CacheFly service was launched in March of 2005 to bring a new generation of customers access to the best in content delivery.

In 2007 CacheFly launched their 10th global PoP in Tokyo, Japan. That same year CacheFly was voted the #1 CDN in podcasting having partnered with TWiT and Diggnation to deliver more podcasts and stories than any other CDN.

Come 2008 CacheFly welcomed aboard their 800th customer.

In 2009 they expanded to a 17th Global PoP – Madrid, Spain.

2012 saw CacheFly's First Multi-CDN Deployment. They partnered with Cedexis and deployed their first multi-CDN solution, increasing performance by over 50% compared with a single leading CDN.

2013 saw a 35th PoP added with Jakarta, Indonesia coming online.

In 2016 despite limited marketing or sales efforts CacheFly crossed 15,000 hostnames, growing primarily through word of mouth from existing customers. That same year CacheFly launched advanced media services with progressive downloads, adaptive streaming, transcoding, and transmuxing as added capabilities.

Due to ever-growing demand in the middle east, CacheFly added their 40th PoP in Doha, Qatar in 2017.

With analytics becoming a major growth market CacheFly launched a new advanced analytics dashboard in 2018, with a major face-lift again in 2021. [2]

In 2019 CacheFly launched a new smart edge application platform - A new open-source Javascript environment built to run Edge Applications. It gave developers powerful caching, content modification, and routing tools for maximum control of their CDN experience—built-in advanced features such as on-the-fly content optimization with up to 60% reduction in page load speeds.

2020 saw major growth for digital companies,[3] including CacheFly. Their growth empowered them to launch their 50th global PoP, quickly expanding to 56 PoPs by 2021, focusing expansion in LATAM.[4] The company began focusing on peering routes to work towards a healthier internet in the face of the global digital migration.[5]

CacheFly offers CDN service that relies on anycast for routing, rather than exclusively DNS based global load balancing. CacheFly has optimized its network for throughput and time to last byte with a focus on digital platforms. For live video and audio, CacheFly offers an ultra-low latency streaming solution with sub-second latency. For two decades, CacheFly has built best-in-class delivery solutions for gaming, video, e-learning, audio, and software platforms, with over 55 points of presence strategically spread worldwide near the Internet's major peering points as of 2021. [6]

Major companies and organizations known to be using CacheFly[edit]

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  2. ^ "CacheFly's New Stats Dashboard Live in the Portal". CacheFly. 2021-03-30. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
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  4. ^ Killion, Megan (2020-06-18). "Massive Growth in South America". CacheFly. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  5. ^ "PeeringDB". Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  6. ^ Peters, Aaron (June 7, 2021). "CacheFly CDN info". CDNPlanet.
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