Fastly – the edge cloud platform that powers fast, secure and scalable online experiences for the world’s most popular businesses – continues to grow and expand rapidly, now adding Africa to its fast-growing global network reach. Privately owned global network service provider, Workonline Communications, and data centre service provider, Teraco, have collaborated to make this move possible for Fastly.
Fastly has been adding global reach to its network in support of increasing real-time Web, app and API content delivery traffic. Fastly helps the world’s most popular digital businesses – including Airbnb, The New York Times, and Ticketmaster – keep pace with their customer expectations by delivering the most secure and scalable real-time experiences.
“We realise the importance and the benefits of a CDN deploying in our market, particularly in terms of improved quality and cost reduction. Major CDNs like Fastly’s offering add enormous potential to the development of the local market as a whole. Workonline Communications is committed to providing the best for Africa as well as to developing the African market in every way possible. We are excited to be involved in the launch of Fastly in Africa,” says Workonline’s Director of Business Development, Edward Lawrence.
CDNs are an essential tool to successfully conduct business online, as the Internet was not originally built to handle the demands of massive amounts of data, live HD video, flash sales, and large downloads that have now become the standard. CDNs ensure the Internet works better, delivering media at scale, and enabling a better experience for the end-user.