Comparison of the Verizon Digital Media Services and Cachefly CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Verizon Digital Media Services and Cachefly 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 Cachefly
POPs in North-America 12HelpAshburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, San Jose, Seattle. 11HelpNew York, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Jose, Dallas, Miami, Washington DC, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Montreal
POPs in Europe 11HelpAmsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Vienna, Warsaw. 15HelpAmsterdam, Bucharest, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich
POPs in Asia (not China) 12HelpChennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Singapore, Jakarta, Batam, Kaoshiung, Hong Kong, Osaka, Tokyo, Seoul 6HelpMumbai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore, Tokyo
POPs in China 2HelpBeijing, Shanghai 0
POPs in Australia 2HelpSydney, Melbourne. 3HelpPerth, Melbourne and Sydney
POPs in South-America 7HelpBarranquilla, Buenos Aires, Lima, Medellin, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Quito 2HelpSao Paulo, La Paz
POPs in Middle-East 1HelpMuscat 2HelpDoha, Tel Aviv
POPs in Africa 0 1HelpJohannesburg

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 Cachefly
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.10 per GB, at 10 TB per month
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.02 per GB, at 2000 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 100%Help$0.20 in South-America and India, $0.15 in Asia and $0.17 in Africa, Australia and Middle-East.
Storage Not available Lots of space included
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 Cachefly
Origin-Pull Yes YesHelpThe Pricing page on the CacheFly site mentions that PLUS customers can't do Origin-Pull, but that is not true.
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes YesHelpFTP, SFTP, SCP or rsync.
Purge Yes Yes
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. Resend from origin, or compress on edgeHelpCachefly will (of course) not re-compress files that are already being sent compressed by the origin server.
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. Yes
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes YesHelpThe rules engine allows you to set custom expire headers by file extension and folder.
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 Yes
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. Yes
Access Logs Yes Yes
API Yes Yes
Support YesHelpYou get a dedicated account manager and you will also be assigned a dedicated implementation engineer. Yes
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