Fastly Overview

Fastly is the #3 ranked solution in our list of top CDN tools. It is most often compared to Akamai: Fastly vs Akamai

What is Fastly?
Fastly helps the world’s most popular digital businesses keep pace with their customer expectations by delivering fast, secure, and scalable online experiences. Businesses trust Fastly’s edge cloud platform to accelerate the pace of technical innovation, mitigate evolving threats, and scale on demand.
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Fastly Customers
Twitter, Airbnb, Alaska Airlines, Pinterest, Vimeo, The Guardian, The New York Times, Ticketmaster, The Drupal Association, Opera,, imgur, Etsy, Foursquare, GitHub, New Relic, shopify, Shazam, Firebase
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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Fastly pricing:
  • "In my opinion, Fastly is priced competitively."

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Etienne WEHRLE
CDN & Cybersecurity Engineer - Web performance & security at CDN Tech / Ecritel
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Good performance, powerful configuration capability, and helpful real-time graphics

What is our primary use case?

I manage CDN configurations for my customers. We use this solution to ensure availability and performance for all of the websites we manage. We are able to accelerate websites all around the world while they are hosted in a single location. We are a partner of Fastly and we resell Fastly CDN to our customers. We plan the right configuration for their needs after we learn about their business, and we advise them of which features would be good for them to use. Following this, we do the complete CDN configuration, new release, maintenance, etc.

Pros and Cons

  • "Fastly uses configuration versioning, where you can deploy a new version in less than one minute."
  • "It is missing a "staging" platform to deploy a test configuration with all of the real settings, which would allow us to properly test before putting it into production."

What other advice do I have?

In summary, this solution is easy to manage, quick to deploy, and all of my customers are happy.