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Case Study: Fastly

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dyn.com @dyn page 1 Customer Challenge Mapping users to the closest possible caching machine Deploying a worldwide network of fast content caching servers Solution Managed DNS Traffic Director Results Able to route users to the best possible Fastly caching server Day-to-day operations run more smoothly "[Dyn] are well known for their obsession over the operations of its global anycast network. Plus, when it comes to DNS, Dyn are the experts." – Simon Wistow Director of Engineering How to Build a Next-generation Content Delivery Network San Francisco-based start-up, Fastly, is building the next generation of Content Delivery Network (CDN) technology and services. As the size of website content grows due to the inclusion of rich media (advanced Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, images, audio, and video), the need to get content physically closer to users has never been more important. They are helping their customers do exactly that. With their unique hardware platform based upon Solid State Disk (SSD) technology to the company's innovative CDN caching software, Fastly is at the cutting edge of delivering bits and bytes to customers faster and more efficiently than ever before. Fastly's CDN technology cuts through design barriers battled by traditional CDNs for years, resulting in better worldwide performance but with a smaller per-POP footprint—meaning that their focus on software engineering excellence also makes the company's services more eco-friendly than those of its competitors. The company was founded by technologist and entrepreneur Arthur Bergman, former CTO of Wikia, a popular [Oracle] Dyn client that hosts over 400,000 unique wikis about various topics of interest. It was there that Bergman realized the challenges of using traditional CDN services to handle a highly dynamic set of websites—a property inherent to the content in a wiki. It's this technology that gives Fastly their edge in the market: caching of dynamic content at the edge, but with instant global purging, a much-needed feature for today's web start-ups. According to director of engineering Simon Wistow, it was this experience at Wikia that made using Dyn for Fastly's managed/outsourced DNS a no-brainer decision. Oracle Dyn Case Study: FASTLY

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