Highwinds is a content delivery, network and cloud-based IP services business that offers a comprehensive suite of CDN solutions, including content storage and IP software. The company delivers content and rich media over its RollingThunder® network to millions of global users every day. Highwinds CDN customers gain command and control with its award-winning StrikeTracker® console and open APIs. Highwinds is headquartered in Winter Park, Florida, and maintains data centers around the world.
Highwinds owns and operates its own network and has a total POPs in 4 continents, including in 13 cities in the North-America. Highwinds has a 3 POPs in Asia and launched the POP in Australia end of 2012. Also, the Highwinds network peers with over 800 major ISPs and over 14,000 ASNs, which results in handling lots of traffic off to last-mile networks.
Pricing & Contract duration
Highwinds does not publish their prices publicly. If you are interested, simply contact them and get a quote.
|Pricing & Contract duration|
|Contract duration minimum||12 Months|
|Price US/EU traffic - low volume||Not Available|
|Price US/EU traffic - high volume||Not Available|
|Extra charge for APAC region traffic||Not Available|
Note: custom price plans are very common in the CDN market, especially for large volume customers. We recommend you always talk to the CDN provider about your needs and requirements and work with them to get a best-fit deal.
Features & Support
Highwinds has a solid feature offering, including HTTPS delivery, which was added Q2 2012. A key feature is that customers get direct access via phone to the NOC for support.
|Features & Support|
|Push (upload to CDN servers)|
|Gzip||Resend from origin, or compress on edge|
|Honors all origin server headers|
|Can override origin server headers|
|Set caching headers for pushed files|
|Control Panel & statistics||The console is called StrikeTracker, a Rich Internet Application (RIA) that provides a single, integrated front-end control console for managing all of the CDN services. In 2010 StrikeTracker won the European Readers' Choice Award for best Reporting and Analytics Solutions.|
|Support||The Highwinds Network Operations Center is based out of Phoenix, Arizona. They are available 24/7 and can be dialed directly for support. Email is an easy way to get a ticket started up for tracking purposes.|
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