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10k requests/s is the standard I expect to achieve with a HTTP load balancer without any challenge. (HAProxy or nginx)

It may be less with HTTPS, depends on how efficient the CPU is at cryptographic algorithms and how many cores.

fastly is a CDN. I assume that they're talking about the performances of their CDN servers. Not the web servers of the clients that will process the request, and is indeed a lot slower operation.




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