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Fastly Empowers Media & Entertainment Brands Across Europe With High-Performance Content at the Edge

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Fastly, Inc. (NYSE: FSLY), provider of a global edge cloud platform, today reports expanded adoption of its edge offerings and services across leading European media and entertainment brands. Fastly customers, such as Paradox Interactive, PRISA, RCS MediaGroup, and ZEIT ONLINE, employ Fastly’s high-density points of presence to power gaming, streaming or over-the-top (OTT) video, breaking news, and more as the need to support high volumes of simultaneous viewers, gamers, and readers with high-quality experiences increases.

High impact streaming and media services that prevent lag and latency are essential for brands to successfully serve a global customer base. As media companies continue to evolve from their traditional print and broadcast models, they are leveraging new services and technologies to help them scale and monetize new digital models. This evolution has allowed more viewers, gamers, and readers to access media content, but higher traffic can also lead to a host of user experience issues, including challenges associated with a sudden influx of traffic requesting the same source. Fastly’s modern network architecture and edge capabilities, like request collapsing and load balancing, help large and growing media companies support live and high volume traffic, even during spikes due to breaking news, prime gaming windows, or a big sporting event.

“Providing our customers with optimal viewing experiences is a top priority for us,” said Jorge Martin Ibarra, CTO/CIO at PRISA. “We found Fastly’s Instant Purge and DevOps capabilities, in addition to their impressive dedication to tech support, attractive in this pursuit. Our developers now enjoy the benefits of instant configuration changes and real-time control, allowing us to deliver the high-quality experience our customers have come to rely on us for.”

Amidst these increasing end user expectations for content consumption, live streaming has come into its heyday, bringing with it a new set of delivery and quality of experience challenges. For media companies that offer live streaming, Fastly’s Media Shield continues to bolster performance and availability by caching more content in high-density data centers, thereby reducing startup times and playback interruptions. Media Shield – a multi-CDN deployment optimization service that sits between a company’s CDN deployments and its central cloud or on-premise infrastructure – also reduces egress costs and total cost of ownership (TCO) by eliminating extraneous requests. The solution allows for flexible deployments, can be used with or without Fastly for edge delivery, and does not require you to re-evaluate existing contractual commitments with other CDNs.

“There have never been greater demands on media and entertainment companies to deliver dynamic content in the moment,” comments Fastly General Manager of EMEA, Gonzalo de la Vega. “That’s why we’ve been focused on providing the fast, efficient, and scalable infrastructure media companies require to deliver high-quality experiences. The edge of the internet is the best place to unlock these capabilities, where fewer but more powerful points-of-presence prove much more effective than thousands of scattered data centers.”

To learn more about Fastly’s offerings for media and entertainment companies and digital publishers, visit: https://www.fastly.com/solutions/digital-publishing and https://www.fastly.com/products/media-and-streaming.

About Fastly

Fastly helps people stay better connected with the things they love. Fastly’s edge cloud platform enables customers to create great digital experiences quickly, securely, and reliably by processing, serving, and securing our customers’ applications as close to their end-users as possible — at the edge of the internet. The platform is designed to take advantage of the modern internet, to be programmable, and to support agile software development. Fastly’s customers use our edge cloud platform to ensure concertgoers can buy tickets to the live events they love, travelers can book flights seamlessly and embark on their next great adventure, and sports fans can stream events in real-time, across devices. They include many of the world’s most prominent companies, including The New York Times, Shazam, and Ticketmaster.

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on Fastly’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to Fastly on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause its actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, those regarding the expected needs of Fastly customers, the ability for customers to innovate using Fastly and execute on new ideas in an environment that requires high levels of scale, safety and speed of delivery, and the effectiveness of fewer but more powerful points-of-presence. Except as required by law, Fastly assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause Fastly’s actual results to differ materially are detailed from time to time in the reports Fastly files with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2019. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on Fastly’s website and are available from Fastly without charge.

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