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About Fastly

Fastly is a content delivery network solution that also offers streaming media delivery to users that need a fast, secure, and scalable online experience. It is used by individuals, dynamic content publishers, e-commerce, and enterprises, including popular brands like Twitter, Vogue, Buzzfeed, Airbnb, The New York Times, Ticketmaster, and Kickstarter.

Fastly's main features include; content delivery and image optimization for dynamic assets, the cache unpredictably changing content, and images from the edge; video streaming across multiple devices and platforms; load balancing with application auto-scaling; and cloud security with instant traffic reports and attach mitigation.

The pricing scheme is straightforward and easy to understand, with the minimum payment of $50 per month, while the bandwidth is charged at variable rates, depending on the region. Users can check the pricing estimator to calculate their monthly cost. Fastly's servers offer 24TB of SSD storage, 768GB RAM, and 4 x 25 Gigabit Ethernet connections each.

About Akamai

Akamai is a web-based platform for distributing secure, high-performing user experiences to any device. It is designed to support businesses, mainly startups online presence.

Akamai was a pioneer of CDN technology, pushing the boundaries of this kind of technology. The feature that stands out is their expansive network. The service's performance is based on 100,000+ servers stationed in more than 1,300 locations, taking sites and apps of its users closer to their end audience. The network delivers 95 exabytes of data a year across billions of devices.

The pricing model is scalable, customers are billed on a pay-as-you-grow model, and Akamai CDN platform doesn’t differentiate small startups from any of bigger customers. When it comes to security, this platform provides a defensive shield built to protect clients' websites, mobile infrastructure, and API-driven requests.

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Analytics
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Firewall
  • Notifications
  • Scheduling
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Database
  • Malware Protection
  • DDoS Protection
  • Media Streaming
  • Custom Domains
  • Geo-filtering
  • Real-time Alerts

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Analytics
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Firewall
  • Notifications
  • Scheduling
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Database
  • Malware Protection
  • DDoS Protection
  • Media Streaming
  • Custom Domains
  • Geo-filtering
  • Real-time Alerts

Summary

  • Instant

  • Agile

  • Programmable

  • Secure

  • Faster page loads

  • Caching and purging

  • Image optimization

  • Video on demand (VOD)

  • Live streaming

  • Media Shield

Summary

  • Deliver high-performing web, mobile and app experiences.

  • Increase online conversions and user engagement.

  • Automatically transform and optimize digital images to deliver the best image for every end user and device.

  • Maximize infrastructure cost savings.

  • Hosting platform agnostic.

  • Deliver faster website and application performance for highly interactive content.

  • Improves DNS response by up to 75 percent.

  • Optimize network availability so users can always reach your applications and site.

  • Improve IP application performance to global enterprise users.

  • Optimize routes, minimize trips and reduce packet loss.

Pricing

North America

$0.12
First 10 TB
Included in plan:
  • Next 10 TB $0.08
  • Requests (per 10,000 requests) $0.0075

Europe

$0.12
First 10 TB
Included in plan:
  • Next 10 TB $0.08
  • Requests (per 10,000 requests) $0.0075

Australia & New Zealand

$0.19
First 10 TB

South America

$0.19
First 10 TB

Asia

$0.19
First 10 TB
Included in plan:
  • Requests (per 10,000 requests) $0.0090
  • Next 10 TB $0.14

FAQs

    Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support: Documentation, Community Support, Email Support, and Chat.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Integrations: Acquia Cloud, Amazon S3, DigitalOcean Spaces, Google Cloud Storage, Google Compute Engine, PerimeterX Bot Defender, and Zencoder.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, Fastly offers an API.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes, it offers multi-user capability.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is generally used as a content delivery network (CDN) software.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Fastly provides a CDN service for individual, enterprise, dynamic content publishers, e-commerce, mobile consumers, and API users.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • This is a web-based software.

FAQs

    Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support: Documentation, Webinars, Training, Live Support, Phone Support, Email Support.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This is a content delivery network (CDN).

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, it offers API.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • It is commonly used in tandem with CMS tools.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Yes.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Main users of this service are enterprises of all sizes, including startups.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Akamai is a web-based service.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • No.

Vendor Information

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Vendor Information

Founded:
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Based in:
Cambridge
Employees:
5001-10000
Likes:
Followers:
122k

Other

Who uses Fastly
  • Personal
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other

Who uses Akamai
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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