The Ably global network

The Ably Network is truly distributed with 16 geographically-distributed core routing datacenters and 180 edge acceleration points-of-presence. And our Network is growing all the time, meaning we can offer unrivalled realtime messaging and data streaming performance, availability, and reliability.

Click on a datacenter pin to check the latency from your location:

  • No. of datacenters
    at location
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  • 50ms > 100ms
  • 100ms+
  • Edge acceleration point-of-presence (PoP)
From your location:

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Network Capacity


  • 16
    Physical datacenters
  • 180
    Edge acceleration PoPs
  • Billions
    Messages sent every day
  • Millions
    Concurrent connections capacity
  • 100s of millions
    Messages per second capacity

Network Performance


  • < 65ms average global latencies (view 3rd party stats).
  • High-frequency fan-out to millions of global end-users.
  • Latency-based DSN routing ensures clients are always routed to the nearest Ably datacenter and PoP.
  • Binary-encoded messages for further performance optimization.
  • No single point of congestion: load is dynamically reassigned across the Ably network.
  • Intelligent routing means realtime messages are always delivered over the shortest route within our service mesh.

Serving over 30 million end-users across:

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    Smartphones

  • Iconish tablet with speech bubble

    Tablets

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    Devices

  • Iconish servers

    Servers

Datacenter locations

16 datacenters. Last updated 1st August 2019

  1. Asia

    1. Singapore (3)
  2. Europe

    1. London, UK (1)
    2. Ireland, UK (3)
    3. Frankfurt, Germany (2)
  3. North America

    1. North Virginia, US (3)
    2. California, US (2)
  4. Oceania

    1. Australia (2)

Edge acceleration points-of-presence

180 points-of-presence (PoPs). Last updated 1st August 2019

  1. Africa

    1. Johannesburg, South Africa (1)
    2. Cape Town, South Africa (1)
  2. Asia

    1. Bangalore, India (3)
    2. Chennai, India (2)
    3. Hong Kong, China (3)
    4. Hyderabad, India (4)
    5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1)
    6. Mumbai, India (2)
    7. Manila, Philippines (1)
    8. New Delhi, India (5)
    9. Osaka, Japan (1)
    10. Seoul, South Korea (4)
    11. Singapore, Singapore (3)
    12. Taipei, Taiwan (3)
    13. Tokyo, Japan (12)
  3. Australia

    1. Melbourne, Australia (1)
    2. Perth, Australia (1)
    3. Sydney, Australia (2)
  4. China

    1. Beijing, China (1)
    2. Shenzhen, China (1)
    3. Shanghai, China (1)
    4. Zhongwei, China (1)
  5. Europe

    1. Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2)
    2. Berlin, Germany (2)
    3. Copenhagen, Denmark (1)
    4. Dublin, Ireland (1)
    5. Frankfurt am Main, Germany (8)
    6. Helsinki, Finland (1)
    7. Lisbon, Portugal (1)
    8. London, England (9)
    9. Madrid, Spain (2)
    10. Manchester, England (2)
    11. Marseille, France (1)
    12. Milan, Italy (1)
    13. Munich, Germany (2)
    14. Oslo, Norway (1)
    15. Palermo, Italy (1)
    16. Paris, France (5)
    17. Prague, Czech Republic (1)
    18. Stockholm, Sweden (3)
    19. Vienna, Austria (1)
    20. Warsaw, Poland (1)
    21. Zurich, Switzerland (2)
  6. Middle East

    1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (1)
    2. Fujairah, United Arab Emirates (1)
    3. Manama, Bahrain (1)
    4. Tel Aviv, Israel (1)
  7. North America

    1. Ashburn, Virginia (6)
    2. Atlanta, Georgia (5)
    3. Boston, Massachusetts (3)
    4. Chicago, Illinois (7)
    5. Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas (6)
    6. Denver, Colorado (2)
    7. Hayward, California (1)
    8. Hillsboro, Oregon (2)
    9. Houston, Texas (4)
    10. Jacksonville, Florida (1)
    11. Los Angeles, California (5)
    12. Miami, Florida (3)
    13. Minneapolis, Minnesota (1)
    14. Montreal, Quebec (1)
    15. New York, New York (3)
    16. Newark, New Jersey (5)
    17. Palo Alto, California (1)
    18. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1)
    19. Phoenix, Arizona (2)
    20. Salt Lake City, Utah (1)
    21. San Jose, California (2)
    22. Seattle, Washington (4)
    23. South Bend, Indiana (1)
    24. Toronto, Ontario (2)
  8. South America

    1. Sao Paulo, Brazil (2)
    2. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (3)

Reduce your engineering complexity and improve performance


Performance

Limitless capacity from our global high-performance infrastructure.


Reliability

Always operational, with no single point of failure.


Integration

Clearly documented APIs and libraries, and all the support you need.


Security

Solid protection for you, your users and their data.

  • Authentication

    • Token-based authentication, including JWT support, ensures private keys remain private, and compromised tokens have limited value because of their expiration
    • Support for basic authentication over SSL/TLS connections for authentication convenience
  • DoS protection

    • Benefit from our scale and ability to defend against DoS attacks meaning attacks have no effect on your servers
    • We can deny detect and deny invalid connection attempts at the edge of our network ensuring our core infrastructure is unaffected
  • Privilege-based

  • Encryption

    • SSL/TLS encryption available for all packages
    • 256-bit AES encryption available using your private key, meaning no one, even Ably, can read your messages without your private key
    • All REST based communication is secured by SSL/TLS ensuring server-to-server communication is always secure
  • Compliance

    • EU and US-only data storage
    • EU GDPR compliant
    • HIPAA compliant
    • ISO 27001 formal certification in December 2019
    • SOC 2 Type II formal certification in March 2020

Connectivity

Optimized connections for any internet-enabled device on earth.

  • Any transport

    • WebSockets are our preferred transport because of their portability and performance
    • Failing that, we fall back to XHR Streaming, HTTP Polling, and even JSONP where necessary.
    • Ably simultaneously opens connections on multiple transports and upgrades or downgrades as necessary, meaning clients connect quickly regardless of the transport available
  • Mobile optimized

    • Our client library SDKs detect changing network conditions and select transports to best suit the current connection.
    • Library support for iOS, Android, Cordova / PhoneGap, Xamarin with more coming soon, see our mobile browser support.
    • Ably retains connection state on our servers ensuring clients that are disconnected will not lose data whilst disconnected.
  • Any device

    • Client library SDKs for almost every internet-enabled platform on earth
    • Connections are optimized based on the device's capabilities
    • Support for devices ranging from PCs and servers, to tablets, mobiles and even game consoles
  • Legacy browsers

    • Support for legacy browsers that don't support WebSockets or even XHR
    • Our library provides workarounds for CORS and other browser and firewall security restrictions

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