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Why Fastly Stock Jumped Today

By Evan Niu, CFA – Jun 17, 2020 at 1:33PM

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The content delivery network specialist achieved a new performance milestone and announced an acquisition.

What happened

Shares of Fastly (FSLY 2.00%) have jumped today, up by 10% as of 12:20 p.m. EDT, after the company announced a new performance milestone and an acquisition. The content delivery network (CDN) specialist also said it had expanded its capacity by 35% since December.

So what

Fastly's edge cloud platform has reached 100 terabits per second (Tbps) of connected edge capacity, a major performance milestone. The tech company is also acqui-hiring talent and intellectual property (IP) assets from Tesuto, a virtual network emulation platform.

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"Reaching 100 terabits per second marks a significant milestone for Fastly as we continue to grow our global network," Fastly founder and Chief Architect Artur Bergman said in a statement. "Our acquisition of this great team and important technology from Tesuto builds on this momentum and is a vital step forward to continuously improve our network's reliability and capacity."

Now what

Tesuto's three co-founders -- Chris Bradley, Hossein Lotfi, and Jay Sakata -- will be joining Fastly. The trio have decades of combined experience in the CDN sector, including at EdgeCast Networks, which was acquired by Verizon in 2013.

Tesuto's technology emulates networks at scale and can create sandbox environments that simulate Fastly's entire network. With the acquisition, Fastly says it will be able to improve network design and facilitate faster deployments while increasing efficiency.

Sakata commented, "By adding Tesuto's network emulation technology to Fastly's modern network, deployments can be more frequent, efficient, and effective, allowing the network to adapt and scale faster than ever before."

Evan Niu, CFA has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Fastly. The Motley Fool recommends Verizon Communications. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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