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Case Study: Fastly

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Case Study | Fastly @dyn page 2 Oracle Dyn, an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure global business unit (GBU), helps companies build and operate a secure, intelligent cloud edge, protecting them from a complex and evolving cyberthreat landscape. Our managed Web Application Security, DNS, and Email Delivery services are powered by a global network that drives 40 billion traffic optimization decisions daily. More than 4,500 customers rely on Oracle Dyn edge services, including preeminent digital brands such as Netflix, Twitter, CNBC, and LinkedIn. Deployed as standalone solutions or fully integrated with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Dyn edge services are the key to delivering resilient, high-performance sites and applications. For more information, visit Copyright © 2014, 2018, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. 1101 The Oracle Dyn Difference Deploying a worldwide network of blazingly fast content caching servers is only half the challenge of running a CDN. The other half: mapping users to the closest possible caching machine, a challenge generally solved by taking advantage of the domain name system (DNS). By utilizing the [Oracle] Dyn Traffic Director with geolocation load balancing, Fastly is able to hone in on a user's exact location and route them to the best possible Fastly caching server. In a similar fashion to Fastly's server code, Dyn's uniquely deployed global anycast network is in place to reduce every millisecond of latency possible from the United States to Europe to Asia to Australia. "If a customer is in the United Kingdom, but the website is based in the United States (using Traffic Director) allows us to route that customer to the nearest cache server, which is probably in the UK or Netherlands, resulting in a quicker experience," Wistow said. "While Fastly's engineering team could certainly build the software to operate a worldwide DNS service, the company ultimately decided to put this responsibility in Dyn's hands. They are well known for their obsession over the operations of its global anycast network. Plus, when it comes to DNS, Dyn are the experts," he continued. Wistow explained how day-to-day operations run smoothly thanks to the rapid response of Dyn's easy to reach support team who are engineer-friendly and work hard to provide technical answers quickly. Results Having a reputation for speed has helped Fastly grow an impressive client roster that includes Wikia, Instructables and ImgIX. Moreover, the company's relationship to Dyn has helped spur their growth, too. Fastly was part of the Dyn experience at Velocity 2012 as a way to get to know both companies' customers and supporters and learn about what the market is looking for. That presence alone helped to get Fastly's name out in lights. "When customers switch to us, they love us and never go back," Wistow said. "We need to continue educating customers about our competitive edge without preaching. Having an endorsement from Dyn helps. An introduction is all we need."

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