Comparison of the Verizon Digital Media Services and Fastly CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Verizon Digital Media Services and Fastly 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 Fastly
POPs in North-America 12HelpAshburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, San Jose, Seattle. 12HelpAshburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Jose, Seattle, Toronto
POPs in Europe 11HelpAmsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Vienna, Warsaw. 4HelpAmsterdam, London (2), Frankfurt, Stockholm.
POPs in Asia (not China) 12HelpChennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Singapore, Jakarta, Batam, Kaoshiung, Hong Kong, Osaka, Tokyo, Seoul 4HelpSingapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka.
POPs in China 2HelpBeijing, Shanghai 0
POPs in Australia 2HelpSydney, Melbourne. 6HelpBrisbande, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Wellington (NZ), Auckland (NZ)
POPs in South-America 7HelpBarranquilla, Buenos Aires, Lima, Medellin, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Quito 0
POPs in Middle-East 1HelpMuscat 1HelpDubai
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 Fastly
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.12 per GB
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.02 per GB, at 5000 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 58%
Storage Not available
Resellers GoGrid, Speedyrails, JodiHost, TurboBytes Dreamhost, 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 Fastly
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes NoHelpCustomers can preload content by making a simple API call.
Purge Yes YesHelpFastly enables customers to actively purge dynamic and static content in 150 milliseconds and purge related content with surrogate keys.
Purge All Yes YesHelpFastly enables customers to actively purge dynamic and static content in 150 milliseconds and purge related content with surrogate keys.
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 edge
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. YesHelpFastly supports surrogate-control, which allows users to send different cache directives to the Fastly edge servers than what is sent to the user.
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 YesHelpFastly charges $500 setup plus $100/month for custom SSL domain. HTTP and HTTPS requests are accumulated in units of 10,000 by region. Fees for content delivery and streaming delivery are calculated at the request rates
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. YesHelpFastly’s powerful Control Panel includes a real-time analytics dashboard and historical stats tool, so customers can monitor performance 24/7 and respond to issues proactively.
Access Logs Yes YesHelpFastly offers support for syslog-compatible logging providers such as Splunk Storm, Papertrail, Logentries, and Loggly. They also provide support for Sumologic and allow pushing of log files to Amazon S3 buckets, including any S3-compatible providers
API Yes YesHelpThe Fastly API is a fully featured suite of tools that gives customers the control to handle everything from configuration to instant purging via a straightforward REST interface. Interactive clients for the Fastly API are available in a variety of languages.
Support YesHelpYou get a dedicated account manager and you will also be assigned a dedicated implementation engineer. Yes
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