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Fly.io (company)

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Type of businessLimited Liability Company (LLC)
Available inEnglish
FoundedFebruary 8, 2008; 12 years ago (2008-02-08) (as Logical Awesome LLC)
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Area servedWorldwide
CEOKurt Mackey
Key peopleJerome Gravel-Niquet (CTO)[1]
ServicesEdge Applications (CDN) Hosting
RegistrationOptional (required for creating projects)
LaunchedApril 10, 2016; 4 years ago (2016-04-10)
Current statusActive
Written inJavaScript and TypeScript

Fly is an American company that provides hosting for software development using command line runtimes. The fly command line system is open-source and available publicly on it's Github repository licensed under the Apache License 2.0. It's main service is providing "Edge Applications" hosting otherwise known as a CDN. Fly also allows the ability to collaborate by inviting other users to Fly organisations.


Edge Applications Hosting[edit]

Otherwise known as CDNs, Fly provides Edge Applications hosting. Fly Edge Applications are deployed to Fly's infrastructure, ready to be sent to one of Fly's global datacenters, making it very similar to a CDN service.

Site Applications Hosting[edit]

A simpler variation of Fly's Edge Apps hosting. Fly provides a simple UI to configure a site (add hostnames, middleware, routing rules, backends, manage preferences, etc).

Datacenter Locations[edit]

Fly has 16 datacenters around the world.

  • Newark, New Jersey
  • San Jose, California
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Ashburn, Virginia
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Marseille, France
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil (soon)
  • Johannesburg, South Africa (soon)



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  1. "About Fly". fly.io. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  2. "About Fly". Fly.


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  2. "Fly · Global Apps". fly.io. Retrieved 2019-09-22.
  3. "Fly · Docs". fly.io. Retrieved 2019-09-22. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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