Fastly, provider of a global edge cloud platform, announced Origin Connect, a direct private network connection between an organization’s origin server and a Fastly Shield point of presence. Comparing Origin Connect to plugging directly into an outlet instead of connecting to an extension cord first, Fastly says companies will be able to reduce transit costs as well as the risks of content lag associated with any additional path content travels to get from initial client request to an origin server, and all the way back to the end user.
“Helping our customers meet their end users’ expectations is our top priority, and today, the media industry is subject to some of the strongest scrutiny when it comes to user experience and content delivery,” said Dana Wolf, senior vice president of product and marketing at Fastly. “But making good on those expectations has typically come at a high price with other solutions. Our Origin Connect offering is a win-win for both our customers who will reduce egress costs of delivering this content, and for their viewers who will enjoy a more reliable streaming experience. We’re excited to continue to do our part in contributing to the media community’s ongoing focus on innovation.”