There are three products live in the network mainnet today, Edge Servers, Edge DNS and Edge CDN. More products are in development, including Edge Storage, Edge Functions and Edge DB.
Together these products allow you to create and run fully decentralised applications and websites.
Static websites can be run through CDN
An example of a static site hosted via Edge Content Delivery can be seen here:
Dynamic sites can be delivered using Edge Servers, which as VPSs are capable of running practically any application.
Hosting on the Edge ensures a lightening fast experience for your end users, increasing conversion and retention.
The performance of applications and websites can be improved through the use of CDN, which distributes images, media and assets as close to the end audience as possible.
Edge CDN includes a full media pipeline, enabling you to transform, optimise and intelligently cache your media library using simple and robust URL parameters.
Edge CDN can be used a drop in replacement for existing CDNs, and can be added to websites and apps without a CDN in place quickly and easily.
DNS is a critical part of the Internet and for all online businesses. Edge enables the management of DNS routes, providing an authoritative DNS service that offers instant updates, hyper-local routing, high redundancy, and advanced security with built-in DDoS mitigation.
Highly performant DNS has a real-world impact on the performance of your entire product. Slow domain lookup times compound with each request that your website or app triggers for the ned user. Edge DNS has been shown to increase overall performance by 65%+.
Edge Object Storage enables fully decentralised, high performance and secure file storage, backup and file sharing for individuals and businesses. Files stored in the Edge Network can be encrypted with your own private keys, and are broken in to hundreds of pieces, providing an extremely secure data storage solution.
Caching API endpoints at the edge of the network accelerates your products responsiveness, improving user experience, helping to drive deeper engagement and higher conversion.
Edge technology is in production use today, powering some of the best digital experiences online.
Monocle use Edge CDN for the management of images and audio across their estate, including on their website at monocle.com, in their mobile app M24 and, via a sync-up with InDesign, in the publication itself.
High resolution source images are scaled and intelligently cropped by Edge CDN, significantly reducing the weight of work for their editorial teams.
We’ve streamlined our production with Edge, saving time and ensuring an optimal experience for our end users. – Joe Gwynn, Head of Technology | Monocle
Ecohustler is an environmental news outlet, activism network and shop. Making use of the the cleanest available technology is central to their mission. Edge is unique in its use of the spare capacity in the devices all around us, meaning reduced emissions through lower power consumption.
Edge helps us reach our audience energy efficiently, using spare capacity in existing devices rather than building dedicated data centres. – Matt Mellen, Founder | Ecohustler
The Professional Publishers Association represents publishers across the UK. They are partnered with Edge, recognising the workflow optimisation and cost savings that the technology brings to their sector.
Edge CDN optimises publisher workflow, making it easier and faster to deliver media to readers. – Owen Meredith, CEO | PPA
Bauer Media use Edge CDN to power their vast image library across hundreds of websites and mobile applications. It enables their product teams to rapidly deploy solutions that use code to edit imagery.
Edge helps us deliver experiences in days and weeks not weeks and months. – Matt Hobbs, CTO | Bauer Media
Recognising that every second spent loading represents an incremental reduction in sales conversion for e-commerce, Foundland use Edge CDN to ensure high-performance delivery to their global audience.
Edge has given us the ability to provide a customer experience that is identical regardless of location. We can drive traffic across global marketing platforms without worrying about the high costs of regional infrastructure. – Sarah Khalaf, Founder | Foundland