Edge Cloud Platform Provider Fastly Partners with Microsoft Azure
February 3, 2019
Edge cloud platform provider Fastly has formed a partnership with Microsoft Azure, the company announced this week. Fastly, which has headquarters in San Francisco, California, United States, was established in 2011. The company helps digital businesses “keep pace with their customer expectations” and alongside cloud and edge solutions offers services that include cloud security, video and streaming, and load balancing options. It “powers online destinations” for a number of major customers including Airbnb, GitHub, Alaska Airlines, Pinterest, Vimeo, The Guardian, The New York Times and Ticketmaster. Fastly’s partnership with Microsoft will see the companies “power data analytics at the Edge with ‘Microsoft Azure Data Explorer’”.
Together Fastly’s superior edge cloud technology and Microsoft’s Azure platform will establish a “scalable, near-real-time big data solution”. Fastly’s edge cloud platform will integrate with a number of Microsoft Azure services including Azure Data Explorer, Azure Blob Storage, and Azure Event Grid. Companies will be able to leverage big data to produce accurate output which can be used to base business decision-making and establish a competitive advantage. The companies’ integrated platform will allow customers to collect real-time data from the edge and combine it with insights from analytics and business intelligence tools that “instantly identify trends and patterns at scale”.
“Fastly delivers more than a three million log events per second, empowering our customers to easily view their traffic, understand their site health, and make the changes they need as quickly as possible,” suggested Fastly’s Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing, Dana Wolf. “To this end, we embrace and integrate with a multitude of central cloud platforms. This partnership and the integrations we’re building with Microsoft are another investment in support of our customer-first philosophy, empowering businesses to get the most value out of their operations at the edge.”