Global CDN provider Fastly has introduced its storage solution Nearline Cache for customers with large content libraries. The new storage solution is aimed at streaming media and gaming companies as well as software companies.

Nearline Cache was built in the same serverless compute environment that forms the foundation of Fastly’s [email protected] product. It would enable Fastly’s product development team to deliver a host of customer benefits and realize significant development and operational efficiencies.

[email protected] allowed CDN provider Fastly to deliver the global scale and high-performance customers require, while also reducing their operational overhead and eliminating unpredictable costs. The advantages for Fastly were accelerated development time, global service deployment in seconds, and the ability to fully leverage the power of Fastly’s software defined global network.

“The powerful serverless compute environment we built to help customers innovate quickly has brought those same benefits to Fastly,” said Nick Rockwell, Fastly’s senior vice president of engineering. “It is a really strong proof point for the value of [email protected] and Fastly’s ability to innovate faster – it’s a differentiator we plan on leveraging across our product lines, including security, delivery and compute. And Nearline Cache is an important addition to our capabilities, enabling customers with large content libraries to lower costs by storing long-tail content closer to their end users.”

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Nick Rockwell, Fastly’s senior vice president of engineering
“The powerful serverless compute environment we built to help customers innovate quickly has brought those same benefits to Fastly,” said Nick Rockwell, Fastly’s senior vice president of engineering.

[email protected] would enable organizations to build high-scale, globally distributed applications and microservices in a fast serverless compute environment that runs on Fastly’s edge cloud platform. Designed to address the requirements of modern app development including CI/CD and DevOps workflows, [email protected] would allow organizations to reduce infrastructure costs and scale instantly with better performance, enhanced visibility, and reduced latency.

Fastly’s Nearline Cache product enables organizations to automatically populate and store content in cloud storage that doesn’t incur egress costs near a Fastly Point-of-Presence (PoP), while pulling content accessed later back into cache. This would result in reduced total cost of ownership for long-tail content storage and delivery. Additionally, the CDN provider’s Nearline Cache product would instinctively auto-populate itself on the first cache miss asynchronously, minimizing latency for a better user experience.

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