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Fastly, Inc.
Fastly logo.svg
Type of businessPublic
Traded asNYSEFSLY (Class A)
FoundedMarch 2011; 9 years ago (2011-03)
Key peopleJoshua Bixby (CEO)

Fastly, Inc. is an American cloud computing services provider.


Fastly was founded in 2011.[1] In September 2015, Google partnered with Fastly and other CDN providers to offer CDN services to its users.[2] In April 2017, Fastly launched its edge cloud platform along with image optimization, load balancing, and a web application firewall (WAF).[3][4]

Fastly describes their network as an edge cloud platform, which is designed to help developers extend their core cloud infrastructure to the edge of the network, closer to users.[5] The Fastly edge cloud platform includes their content delivery network, image optimization, video & streaming, cloud security, and load balancing services.[3] Fastly's cloud security services include distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack protection, bot mitigation, and a web application firewall.[6] Fastly web application firewall uses the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set (CRS) alongside its own ruleset.


  1. ^ "Fastly grabs $40M on its quest to build a big, cool content-delivery network". VentureBeat.
  2. ^ "Google Partners With CloudFlare, Fastly, Level 3 And Highwinds To Help Developers Push Google Cloud Content To Users Faster". TechCrunch.
  3. ^ a b Kepes, Ben (April 18, 2017). "In the need for speed, Fastly goes all the way to the edge". Computerworld. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "Fastly Releases Edge Cloud Platform". Bizty.
  5. ^ "How The New York Times Handled Unprecedented Election-Night Traffic Spike". DataCenter Knowledge. April 18, 2017.
  6. ^ "Discontent and disruption in the world of content delivery networks". TechCrunch.

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