Comparison of the Verizon Digital Media Services and BelugaCDN CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Verizon Digital Media Services and BelugaCDN for POP locations, pricing and features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.

POP locations Verizon Digital Media Services BelugaCDN
POPs in North-America 12HelpAshburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, San Jose, Seattle. 14HelpAtlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Newark, Miami, New York, Palo Alto, San Jose, Seattle, Washington D.C., Weehawken, Quebec City, Toronto
POPs in Europe 11HelpAmsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Vienna, Warsaw. 3HelpAmsterdam, Frankfurt, London
POPs in Asia (not China) 12HelpChennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Singapore, Jakarta, Batam, Kaoshiung, Hong Kong, Osaka, Tokyo, Seoul 5HelpBangalore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo
POPs in China 2HelpBeijing, Shanghai 0
POPs in Australia 2HelpSydney, Melbourne. 1HelpSydney
POPs in South-America 7HelpBarranquilla, Buenos Aires, Lima, Medellin, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Quito 1HelpSao Paulo
POPs in Middle-East 1HelpMuscat 0
POPs in Africa 0 0

A POP is a Point Of Presence, an access point to the Internet. It is a physical, strategically placed location that houses multiple CDN servers.

Pricing Verizon Digital Media Services BelugaCDN
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.01 per GB
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.00 per GB, at 1000 TB per monthHelpDiscounts start at 1 PB/m committed.
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 100%
Storage Not available 0
Resellers GoGrid, Speedyrails, JodiHost, TurboBytes

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 Verizon Digital Media Services BelugaCDN
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes NoHelpComing in 2017.
Purge Yes YesHelpPurge using regular expressions matches is possible. Purging is instant (<1 second).
Purge All Yes Yes
Gzip Resend from origin, or compress on edgeHelpBy default, all Gzip compression is off, even if the origin sends a file compressed. VDMS does gzipping on the edge servers and this is easy to turn on in the online control panel. You can define the MIME types for files that should be compressed yourself which is great. Files larger than 1MB will never be served with compression, but that should not be a problem. If you want VDMS to honor the origin server compression on a cache miss request, you have to ask your VDMS account manager explicitly this on. The CDN handles the gzippingHelpRequests to origin are always for uncompressed content. Customer can configure which file types get sent compressed from CDN to client.
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers YesHelpVDMS offers 3 modes for handling files with query string parameters (for example all.css?v=1). This can come in quite handy in some cases. YesHelpAny combination of headers from the origin can be removed, replaced or added.
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes Yes
Custom CNAMEs YesHelpYou can have multiple origins and CNAMEs. It's easy to setup in the online control panel. VDMS gives the IP addresses (ranges) of all their POPs, so you can whitelist the access to your origin if you need to. Yes
HTTPS Yes YesHelpFree. Upload your own certificate (can be wildcard or SAN). TLS support includes full TLS Dynamic Record Sizing and ECDSA support per Q1 2017.
Control Panel & statistics YesHelpVDMS provides an easy-to-use, intuitive online panel. It includes lots of reports, like Traffic Summary, Data Transferred, Cache Hit Ratio and CDN Storage. You can add Users and grant each user access to specific sections in the control panel. YesHelpSelf-service portal, including analytics (geographical) with metrics updated every 10 seconds.
Access Logs Yes YesHelpBelugaCDN has near real-time log exporting to Elastic Search and delayed log uploads to Redis, AWS S3 and FTP. First 10 million requests/month are free.
API Yes YesHelpREST API with JSON output, over HTTPS only. Users can do purging (cache invalidation) and manage CDN configurations and HTTPS certificates.
Support YesHelpYou get a dedicated account manager and you will also be assigned a dedicated implementation engineer. YesHelpCustomers with monthly revenue below $500 get Basic support (8/5). Higher revenue customers get Platinum support (24/7). Platinum customers get a dedicated support engineer. Everybody can call the toll free number.
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