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Fastly vs Google Cloud CDN: What are the differences?

Fastly: 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; Google Cloud CDN: Low-latency, low-cost content delivery using Google's global network. Google Cloud CDN leverages Google's globally distributed edge caches to accelerate content delivery for websites and applications served out of Google Compute Engine. Cloud CDN lowers network latency, offloads origins, and reduces serving costs. Once you've set up HTTP(S) Load Balancing, simply enable Cloud CDN with a single checkbox.

Fastly and Google Cloud CDN can be categorized as "Content Delivery Network" tools.

Some of the features offered by Fastly are:

  • static content delivery
  • event-driven content delivery
  • Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA)

On the other hand, Google Cloud CDN provides the following key features:

  • Anycast
  • Invalidation
  • HTTP/2

Twitter, reddit, and Slack are some of the popular companies that use Fastly, whereas Google Cloud CDN is used by Teleport, Resource Guru, and Trell. Fastly has a broader approval, being mentioned in 96 company stacks & 11 developers stacks; compared to Google Cloud CDN, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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    What is Fastly?

    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.

    What is Google Cloud CDN?

    Google Cloud CDN leverages Google's globally distributed edge caches to accelerate content delivery for websites and applications served out of Google Compute Engine. Cloud CDN lowers network latency, offloads origins, and reduces serving costs. Once you've set up HTTP(S) Load Balancing, simply enable Cloud CDN with a single checkbox.
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    What are some alternatives to Fastly and Google Cloud CDN?
    CloudFlare
    Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.
    Akamai
    If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've probably used Akamai's cloud platform. Akamai helps businesses connect the hyperconnected, empowering them to transform and reinvent their business online. We remove the complexities of technology, so you can focus on driving your business faster forward.
    Netlify
    Netlify is smart enough to process your site and make sure all assets gets optimized and served with perfect caching-headers from a cookie-less domain. We make sure your HTML is served straight from our CDN edge nodes without any round-trip to our backend servers and are the only ones to give you instant cache invalidation when you push a new deploy. Netlify is also the only static hosting service with integrated continuous deployment.
    Varnish
    Varnish Cache is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. You install it in front of any server that speaks HTTP and configure it to cache the contents. Varnish Cache is really, really fast. It typically speeds up delivery with a factor of 300 - 1000x, depending on your architecture.
    StackPath
    Build your applications and services at the edge, with Edge Computing and Edge Services that give you high performance, full security, and total control.
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