Vercel has enhanced its edge platform for content delivery with better performance, improved ease of use, and automatic global failover. The improvements are designed to optimize the experience for both front-end developers and web users.
New enhancements to the Vercel Edge Network, unveiled July 21, include:
- Rearchitected cloud functionality for local cloud hosts, with tools to replicate customizable functions.
- Automatic global failover, to leverage the distributed caching of the Vercel CDN to eliminate approaches that require repetitive round trips to origins due to caching misconfigurations. Automation offers improved resiliency and performance.
- Incremental static site generation, to enable users to have new pages generated automatically when data changes.
Vercel, previously named Zeit, said it hosts 63,000 projects that are active at least once a week.