Gcore Launches FastEdge: Advanced Serverless Edge Computing

DateJun 19, 2024

Gcore, a global leader in CDN, edge AI, cloud, network, and security solutions, has announced the general availability of FastEdge, its advanced serverless edge computing solution. FastEdge is designed to deliver high-performance, low-latency application execution at the edge, and now comes equipped with a user-friendly graphical interface (GUI) and flexible pricing plans, including Free, Pro, and Enterprise options.

“FastEdge has been designed to elevate the edge computing experience for developers,” said Dmitry Samoshkin, Chief Product Officer at Gcore.The transition from beta to general availability marks a significant enhancement of FastEdge’s capabilities. Leveraging Gcore’s extensive CDN infrastructure, FastEdge allows applications to be compiled to WebAssembly, facilitating rapid and efficient deployment without the need for server configuration or ongoing infrastructure maintenance. 

This capability would particularly be beneficial for developers, enabling them to perform a variety of tasks such as request modification, frontend serving, user authentication, flexible image optimization, and custom DNS resolving. These tasks can be managed across Gcore’s 180 edge Points of Presence (PoPs) globally.

The new user-friendly GUI, developed during the beta phase, would enhance the developer experience by providing a simple and accessible interface through the Gcore Customer Portal. This front end allows users to utilize pre-configured application templates, track application statistics, and modify deployments as their requirements evolve. This optimization would ensure that developers can manage their applications more efficiently and with greater ease.

Launch Applications Quickly

One of the standout features of FastEdge would be its ability to launch applications at lightning-fast speeds, thanks to its isolated sandbox environment. This environment not only enhances security by protecting against malware but also ensures a consistent, high-performance experience for users. 

Dmitry Samoshkin, Chief Product Officer at Gcore, highlighted the strategic importance of FastEdge for developers. “FastEdge has been designed to elevate the edge computing experience for developers. It provides real-time responses to user interactions, making it the best choice for deploying distributed applications and adding custom logic to a CDN in the modern, fast-paced environment. It also works as a serverless execution environment, streamlining the processes of building, testing, and deploying apps. Using FastEdge means no longer having to maintain server infrastructure, rapidly cutting the time to market in the fast-moving web development industry,” Mr. Samoshkin explained.

Gcore’s flexible pricing plans for FastEdge are tailored to meet diverse user needs. The Free Plan would be ideal for enthusiasts and hobbyists who wish to explore and experiment with the solution’s capabilities. Their Pro Plan, available for €5.00 per month, is designed for more complex projects, offering enhanced features such as increased runtime duration and memory allocation. For businesses with high-volume usage, the Enterprise Plan would offer a bespoke service, allowing companies to customize the solution to meet their specific requirements.

Now that FastEdge is generally available, developers would now have access to the resources and assistance they need to create, launch, and maintain edge applications.

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