What is Fastly and what role does it play in the downfall of the Internet?

What is Fastly and what role does it play in the downfall of the Internet?

Countless websites and apps around the world faced a service outage after Fastly, a major content delivery network, reported a widespread failure.

Fastly, founded in 2011, says it has identified and fixed the problem.

Fastly is a cloud service provider that helps improve website load times. In addition, it provides other services to Internet applications and platforms, including a large global network of servers.

Objective

The vendor helps developers get the tools they need to create the most innovative applications optimized for speed, security and scale, the company says on its website.

The company, headquartered in San Francisco, California, has offices in the cities of New York, Denver and Portland, in the United States, as well as in London, England, and Tokyo, Japan.

Customers

It is there where it serves its 336 business clients whose average spending reached US $ 800,000 in the first quarter of this year, from US $ 782,000 the previous quarter, according to its financial report.

Fastly’s clients are news sites and apps like Citizen Free Press, The Guardian, The New York Times, and many others. It also provides content delivery for Twitch, Pinterest, HBO Max, Hulu, Reddit, Spotify, and other services.

Major website and application outages happen from time to time and typically don’t last long – Internet service providers, content delivery networks, and other hosting services are built with multiple redundancies and one network global backup servers designed to reduce interruptions when things get crazy.

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.