Fastly

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Fastly, Inc.
Fastly Logo.png
Type of businessPublic
Traded asNYSEFSLY (Class A)
FoundedMarch 2011; 8 years ago (2011-03)
Headquarters,
Founder(s)
  • Artur Bergman
Key people
IndustryInternet
Services
Websitefastly.com

Fastly, Inc. is an American cloud computing services provider. Fastly's edge cloud platform provides a content delivery network, Internet security services, load balancing, and video & streaming services. Fastly's headquarters are in San Francisco, California, with additional offices in Denver, New York, Portland, London, and Tokyo.[1]

History[edit]

Fastly was founded in 2011 by Artur Bergman. Prior to founding Fastly, he was the chief technology officer at Wikia.[2] In September 2015, Google partnered with Fastly and other CDN providers to offer CDN services to its users.[3] In April 2017, Fastly launched its edge cloud platform along with image optimization, load balancing, and a web application firewall (WAF).[4][5]

Acquisitions[edit]

On April 17, 2014 Fastly acquired CDN Sumo, an Austin, Texas-based online content delivery network for PaaS-based systems.[6]

Services[edit]

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.[7] The Fastly edge cloud platform includes their content delivery network, image optimization, video & streaming, cloud security, and load balancing services.[4]

Fastly's cloud security services include distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack protection, bot mitigation, and a web application firewall.[8] Fastly web application firewall uses the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set (CRS) alongside its own ruleset.

Technology[edit]

Fastly is built on Varnish, an open source HTTP accelerator.[9] Fastly also supports open source and non-profit projects — including Drupal, The Tor Project, Hackage, HashiCorp, Python, Ruby, and DonorsChoose.org — by providing free delivery services.[10] An example includes the delivery of Tor browser updates.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fastly Raises $75M For Its Real-Time CDN". TechCrunch.
  2. ^ "Fastly grabs $40M on its quest to build a big, cool content-delivery network". VentureBeat.
  3. ^ "Google Partners With CloudFlare, Fastly, Level 3 And Highwinds To Help Developers Push Google Cloud Content To Users Faster". TechCrunch.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Fastly Releases Edge Cloud Platform". Bizty.
  6. ^ "CDN Sumo". CrunchBase.
  7. ^ "How The New York Times Handled Unprecedented Election-Night Traffic Spike". DataCenter Knowledge. April 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "Discontent and disruption in the world of content delivery networks". TechCrunch.
  9. ^ "CDN Startup Fastly Raises $40M Series C". DataCenter Knowledge.
  10. ^ "Open Source". Fastly Website.
  11. ^ https://www.torproject.org/about/sponsors/. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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