Emerging Media

Technology that empowers growing media

Fastly’s edge cloud network helps growing media brands — like Brandfolder, Blackpepper, and FuboTV — by providing the tools needed to effectively scale, while continually delivering high performance and secure user experiences.


Incredible experiences for every Fastly customer. And yours.

Fastly’s edge cloud platform was designed from the ground up to be flexible and customizable. While many options exist, our out-of-the-box delivery platform is ready to deliver content to your viewers and listeners. These are some of the included features:

    • Content Delivery Network
      Scale globally, improve performance, and save on costs
    • Origin offloading and Request Collapsing
      Let Fastly act as your origin to significantly reduce traffic and egress cost
    • Full control of HTTP headers
      Determine how you want your content served
    • Edge logic and advanced content delivery control
      Direct access to content delivery, control, and edge logic capabilities
    • Dynamic site acceleration
      Speedy delivery improves conversion, retention, SEO, and ad revenue.
    • Time to Live (TTL) controls
      Content expiration settings that work as timers on your cached content
    • Static, dynamic and video content delivery
      One programmable service that optimizes all types of HTTP content
    • Dynamic ad insertion preparation
      Embed custom metadata or ad markers at specified time instances.
    • Grace mode
      Continue to serve expired content for a set amount of time.
    • Auto-healing
      Real-time routing around transient obstructions when fetching content
    • Industry-leading support
      We pride ourselves on a CSAT rating of +95%
    • Caching
      Serve your content faster and reduce load and cost of your origin
    • Content compression
      Compress content in real-time, providing snappier experiences
    • API configurability and UI with usage graphs/maps
      Manipulation of objects related to Fastly services and accounts
    • Supplier Provided Prefix (BYOIP)
      Your IP spaces are announced, routed, and served by Fastly infrastructure
    • Real-time log streaming
      Optimize your delivery with real-time logs
    • Origin health checks
      Configurable and automatic health checks of your origin server
    • Dedicated IPs
      Manage zero-rated endpoints and TLS certificates for non-SNI clients
    • Instant purge
      Remove cached content worldwide on demand within milliseconds
    • Soft purge
      Mark content as outdated instead of permanently purging
    • Surrogate key purging
      Allows you to selectively purge related content.
    • Transport Layer Security (TLS)
      Allow websites and applications to serve HTTPS traffic
    • Content protection
      Encrypt videos with support for DRM technologies
    • Always-on DDoS mitigation
      Network is built to absorb Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks
    • Origin shielding
      Protect origin servers from unexpected spikes in requests


Deliver personalized user experiences on any device, with a fully programmable platform

Increase viewer engagement with tailored content based on the device, location, connection, and language of your viewers. Optimize delivery cost, and streamline workflows by formatting content in real time.

Why Sherpa Digital Uses Fastly for Better Media Delivery


An open platform means easy integration and implementation on your terms

Because our network is format-agnostic, Fastly’s solutions fit easily into your existing architecture whether it’s encoding, data analytics or ad insertion. Our open API-based platform integrates with existing online video solutions to get you up and running fast.

Our format-agnostic approach frees you from requirements normally imposed by your delivery chain, such as an encoder pushing specific formats or segment lengths. In other words, our model allows you to continuously learn, experiment and optimize on your terms.

For faster deployment, we’re also available on the GCP and AWS marketplaces.


Powerful protection ensures great experiences

Fastly’s global network is built to absorb DDoS attacks, one of the most prevalent online cybersecurity threats facing video traffic. Our entire network acts as a DDoS scrubbing center, allowing you to respond in real time, filtering malicious requests at the network edge - before they get near your origin, so you don’t sacrifice performance for protection.

Furthermore, Fastly’s next-gen web application firewall (WAF) solution protects you against threats such as injection attacks, cross site scripting, and HTTP protocol violations and provides protection without significant performance impact.


Quickly identify - and resolve - performance issues with real-time log streaming

Continuously monitor your digital health with access to real-time logs. Gain insights into reader engagement levels, request response times, origin failures, and much more. Flowing to a logging endpoint of your choice, instantly available logs will empower you to quickly identify and resolve issues and will provide valuable insight to optimize your delivery and keep your content available.

Serve pixel-perfect, bandwidth-efficient images on the fly

Simplify image delivery workflows while improving the experience for your users. When you offload image transformation to the edge, you’ll see a decrease in the latency associated with transforming and delivering images. Just store one version of each image and we’ll transform, serve, and cache an optimized version on-demand, eliminating the burden on your infrastructure.


Partner with a team who puts your success first

With a customer satisfaction rating (CSAT) of over 95%* for the past three years running, we pride ourselves on our relationship with our customers. Fastly’s world-class support includes help via chat with Fastly engineers, in-depth tech documentation, solutions packages, Live Event Monitoring, and more.

*as of June 30, 2022

Empowering developers to unleash innovation

Paywall authentication

Leverage Fastly’s programmable platform to build paywall functionality at the network edge. Avoid the costs and latency associated with origin lookups while ensuring only subscribers gain access to gated content.

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On-the-Fly Packager

Fastly’s On-the-Fly Packager (OTFP) helps with managing Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) support, saving time on the backend.kups while ensuring only subscribers gain access to gated content.

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Live Events

We deliver some of the world’s largest online live events, and our live event services give you real-time monitoring, streaming delivery, request collapsing, capacity planning and flexible deployment.

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