CloudFlare vs Fastly: What are the differences?
Developers describe CloudFlare as "The Web Performance & Security Company". Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet. On the other hand, Fastly is detailed as "We're redefining content delivery". Fastly's real-time content delivery network gives you total control over your content, unprecedented access to performance analytics, and the ability to instantly update content in 150 milliseconds.
CloudFlare and Fastly can be categorized as "Content Delivery Network" tools.
Some of the features offered by CloudFlare are:
- WAF (Web Application Firewall)
- DDOS Protection
On the other hand, Fastly provides the following key features:
- static content delivery
- event-driven content delivery
- Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA)
"Easy setup, great cdn" is the primary reason why developers consider CloudFlare over the competitors, whereas "Real-time updates" was stated as the key factor in picking Fastly.
Udemy, DigitalOcean, and 9GAG are some of the popular companies that use CloudFlare, whereas Fastly is used by Twitter, Udemy, and 9GAG. CloudFlare has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2300 company stacks & 712 developers stacks; compared to Fastly, which is listed in 96 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.
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