Edge Compute

Build your own edge with compute closer to your end-users.

Virtual Machines

Deploy workloads at the edge with
the ability to configure and control
the environment.
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Containers

Deploy applications with on-demand
computing and zero system
management required.
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What is Edge Compute?

Edge Compute

Edge Compute is distributed across a large number of locations that are physically closer to end-users. Data doesn’t have to make as many hops to and from these locations, allowing for better security, resiliency, costs, and end-user experiences.

Cloud Compute

Cloud compute is centralized in a limited number of facilities that might be far away from end-users. Data has to make many hops to and from these locations, costing time and money and being more vulnerable to single points of failure.

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Uses

StackPath’s edge compute provides exceptional value for practically any latency-sensitive application or workload. Here are just a few ways our customers use our VMs and containers.

Deploy an SD-WAN

Combine VMs deployed as virtual appliances, proprietary VPN, and secure transit to create a network that acts as a dedicated circuit.

Deploy private global DNS

Deploy a DNS service as a container or VM to create and manage a proprietary DNS solution for fast, private resolutions.

Deploy security hardware as a virtual appliance

Replace/reinvent costly, inflexible, regionally-limited hardware security devices by deploying proprietary/OEM software on VMs.

Deploy security software as a service

Convert legacy security software titles to run and be sold as a global security service, deployed in containers.

Deploy networking hardware as a virtual appliance

Replace/reinvent costly, inflexible, regionally-limited networking hardware by deploying proprietary/OEM software on VMs.

Deploy networking software as a service

Convert and deploy legacy on-prem network management or protection software as a global solution in containers or scripts.

Create a private VPN

Build seamless VPN functionality into an application, running private VPN nodes as VMs in edge locations worldwide.

Create a private cloud firewall

Create customized global firewall functionality through scripting at the edge that intercepts, analyzes, and directs all traffic.

Create a private CDN

Combine VMs or containers running caching, secure transit, firewalls, and more to create a private delivery network for enterprise or consumer services.

Accelerate IoT device data processing

Decentralize IoT applications by deploying all or part of their workloads in containers or VMs at the edge, accelerating processing, reducing overall bandwidth cost, and securing data.

Learn more about giving Gaming or Media and Entertainment workloads an edge.

Containers or Virtual Machines?

Every workload is different. Pick the right infrastructure to meet your unique needs.

Virtual Machines Containers
Latency Ultra-low Ultra-low
APIs/CLI Control Yes Yes
Startup Speed Fast Faster
Deployment Speed Fast Faster
Scalability High Higher
OS Resource Control Yes No
Virtualized Hardware Control Yes No
Multi-app Support Yes No
OS Selection Yes No
Cost per GHz Low Lower

Ultra-low Latency

Deploy edge compute in any of 22 edge locations, part of our global platform of 45 geographically diverse locations connected by a private network backbone. End-user data can reach our containers up to 2.6x faster than public cloud containers, and data can move between edge locations 21% faster than if routed over the public internet.

StackPath: 29ms
Google Cloud: 66ms
Microsoft Azure: 68.2ms
Amazon Web Services: 75ms

Bandwidth Optimization

Optimize how much data your workload has to move around the internet by having it processed and returned closer to end-users, reducing total bandwidth usage and minimizing data corruption and vulnerability inherently to data in transit.

Multi-cloud Support

Complement and even integrate services from one or more legacy cloud providers with containers designed for vendor neutrality and industry-standard compatibility to avoid vendor lock-in and find new optimization levels by combining the advantages of core cloud and edge computing.

Distributed Applications

We make it simple to place and manage your workload across multiple locations. With a single click or API call, you can have virtual machines or containers running in StackPath edge locations in seconds so you can deploy a globally distributed application quickly.

Private Network Backbone

All StackPath edge locations are connected by a dedicated private network backbone, unlike providers that use public Internet routes for “mid-gress” traffic. That means traffic within and between our Edge Compute and Edge Services is faster—up to 21%—and safer. And in many cases unmetered.

Toronto Canada Point of Presence
New York United States Point of Presence
Ashburn Virginia Point of Presence
Chicago United States Point of Presence
Atlanta United States Point of Presence
Miami United States Point of Presence
Sao Paulo Brazil Point of Presence
Rio de Janeiro Brazil Point of Presence
Madrid Spain Point of Presence
Milan Italy Point of Presence
Frankfurt Germany Point of Presence
Brussels Belgium Point of Presence
Paris France Point of Presence
Amsterdam The Netherlands Point of Presence
London United Kingdom Point of Presence
Stockholm Sweden Point of Presence
Warsaw Poland Point of Presence
Tokyo Japan Point of Presence
Seoul South Korea Point of Presence
Hong Kong China Point of Presence
Singapore Singapore Point of Presence
Sydney Australia Point of Presence
Melbourne Australia Point of Presence
Dallas United States Point of Presence
Denver United States Point of Presence
Phoenix United States Point of Presence
Los Angeles United States Point of Presence
San Francisco United States Point of Presence
San Jose United States Point of Presence
Seattle United States Point of Presence
Sterling Virginia Point of Presence
Bogota Columbia Point of Presence
Lima Peru Point of Presence
Santiago Chile Point of Presence
Buenos Aires Argentina Point of Presence

High Scalability and Flexibility

Leverage Anycast IP addresses and autoscaling to meet demand spikes, route traffic to the fastest-responding containers, and establish other sophisticated methods to ensure instances are not overloaded, all requests are served promptly, and your operations run efficiently.

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More Control and Cost-effectiveness

Simplify operations by deploying to a fully managed environment with instant deployment, no clusters to deal with, a robust and open RESTful API, support for CI/CD environments and existing DevOps tools like Terraform and direct control over CPU, memory, disk resources and location.

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Our Platform

Powering all of StackPath is a high-performance, fully automated, and completely secure global platform that seamlessly integrates best-in-class orchestration, hardware infrastructure, and network architecture.

Edge Locations

Edge Locations

45 (and counting) edge locations strategically deployed where customers’ end-users are most densely concentrated. Unlike legacy providers’, each location is a complete deployment of our computing, networking, and orchestration stack.

EdgeEngine™

EdgeEngine™

Our orchestration engine provisions and manages all aspects of SP// edge compute, edge applications, and accounts, and puts the whole StackPath platform at customers’ fingertips via an easy to use customer portal and comprehensive APIs.

Edge Network

Edge Network

Our multi-dimensional network provides high-speed throughput (with up to 95% of all traffic handed directly to last-mile networks) and exceptional total egress capacity (65tbps+). Also, it keeps data off the public internet as long as possible.

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Edge Academy

Edge Academy

New to edge compute? Learn the basics through our education resources.

API Docs

API Docs

Integrate edge compute directly into your own products and workflows.

Getting Started

Getting Started

Check out easy guides for setting up your StackPath services.

Help Center

Help Center

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