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Fastly moves into Australia

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Edge cloud provider Fastly has expanded into Australia, establishing four points of presence (POPs) and hiring local staff.

Fastly's four Australian POPs are on both sides of the continent to help customers deliver their content more quickly.

They join 60 other around the world.

"At Fastly, we're building a better internet on a global scale. That means faster, more reliable digital content no matter where you're located," said Fastly president Joshua Bixby.

Fastly's local team includes principal engineer Mark Nottingham (who is co-chair of working groups HTTP and QUIC within the Internet Engineering Task Force), and performance measurement lead Andrew McGregor (whose experience goes back more than 20 years to his time at pioneering ISP connect.com.au).

"With our expanded Australia team, we're doubling down on our commitment to helping digital businesses keep pace with high consumer expectations and a competitive marketplace, worldwide," added Bixby.

Australian customers include Seven West Media, Kogan.com, Network 10, and the NRL.

Network 10 general manager of digital Liz Baldwin said "As Fastly's foundation partner here in Australia, it's really exciting to see the team set up shop locally.

"They've made the publishing process easier for news publishers like 10 Daily which specialises in delivering breaking, up to date news. Fastly allows us to identify publishing trends and problems quickly, speeding up the publishing process and delivering a smoother and more seamless user experience."

Well-known international Fastly clients include Airbnb, BuzzFeed, Pinterestm and The New York Times.

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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