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We’re announcing the end of an era with a mix of nostalgia and excitement as Layer0 approaches its end of life. This post covers what this transition means for you and how we’re committed to ensuring a seamless experience as we bid farewell to Layer0.

What is Layer0?

Layer0 is a front-end web application and acceleration platform empowering businesses to achieve unparalleled website performance and reliability. Layer0 makes it easy for teams to build, release, protect, and accelerate their web apps and APIs.

Why is Layer0 reaching its End of Life?

As you may recall, Edgio acquired Layer0 in September 2021. As technology continues to evolve, so must our platforms. The decision to sunset Layer0 comes as a natural progression in our commitment to delivering innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers as we incorporate the Layer0 technology into Edgio Applications v7. While Layer0 has served us well, it’s time to pave the way for newer, more advanced technologies that offer enhanced features and capabilities.

Why upgrade to Edgio Applications v7?

Introducing Edgio Applications v7, the evolution of Layer0, designed to exceed your expectations. Under the leadership of Layer0 founders Ajay Kapur and Ishan Anand, now Edgio CTO and VP of Product, respectively, Edgio Applications has undergone deep investments to enhance its capabilities.

Edgio Applications v7 delivers sub-second websites with unparalleled multi-layered security, all from a single developer-friendly platform. With its three core components—Performance, Sites, and Security—Edgio Applications empowers companies to make their web applications safer, faster, and more reliable.

The benefits of upgrading to Edgio Applications v7 include:

  • Integrated App-Aware Global CDN: Your websites now run on one of the world’s largest global networks, integrating capabilities from Edgecast and Limelight under the Edgio name. Edgio Performance is app-aware, with developer tooling to build advanced dynamic caching and predictive prefetching into your web application, enhancing speed and developer velocity.
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  • Point-and-Click Configuration: New in V7, Ops and other teams can easily configure Edgio services without developer intervention. With a point-and-click or AI assisted toolset, you can define conditional behavior to be applied at the edge based on the properties of each request, offering fast, responsive, and feature-packed customization.
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  • Better, Faster Web Application Security: Offering comprehensive protection, including WAF, Advanced Bot Management, DDoS Mitigation, Origin Shield, Authoritative DNS, TLS, and more., Edgio Web Application and API protection (WAAP) boosts security without sacrificing performance. Built for DevSecOps, Edgio makes it easy to build effective security into modern web applications and mitigate evolving threats at the edge in real-time, reducing the risk of breaches.
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  • Edge Insights Analytics Dashboard: This new all-in-one edge analytics solution offers enhanced visibility and decision-making capabilities through insights into Performance and Security in one place. Utilize multi-dimensional filtering to quickly get the answers you need.
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  • Unified Console: Get actionable insights, deep observability, and centralized alert management for every component of the Applications Platform, all controlled via a single pane of glass. Enjoy streamlined management and enhanced efficiency across your operations.
  • And more: Additional features include Experimentation, Real-Time Alerts, and Edge Functions, further enhancing the functionality and versatility of Edgio Applications v7.

What is the timeline?

To facilitate a smooth transition, we’ve outlined a timeline for the end of Layer0’s lifecycle. Customers will have ample time to migrate to Edgio Applications v7 before Layer0 reaches its end of life on February 28, 2025. This timeline ensures that you have sufficient time to plan and execute the transition without any disruptions to your operations.

How do I upgrade?

Please follow the Upgrading to Edgio Applications Version 7 Guide.

How can I get help?

We understand that migrating to a new platform can be daunting, which is why our team is here to support you every step of the way. Whether you have questions about the migration process or need assistance with technical aspects, our dedicated support team is available to provide guidance and assistance. We’re committed to ensuring that your transition to Edgio Applications v7 is as seamless as possible.

Enterprise Customers can contact their Account Manager and customer support.

All customers, including Free customers, can post questions and issues on forum.edg.io where our Community Support team will respond within 1 business day.

What’s next?

As we bid farewell to Layer0 and embrace the future with Edgio Applications v7, we’re excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. Our commitment to delivering innovative solutions that empower your digital journey remains unwavering, and we look forward to continuing this journey together. Stay tuned for more updates and announcements as we embark on this new chapter together.

Together, let’s usher in a new era of web acceleration and protection with Edgio Applications v7. Thank you for your continued support, and we’re excited to embark on this journey with you.