Comparison of the Verizon Digital Media Services and Leaseweb CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Verizon Digital Media Services and Leaseweb 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 Leaseweb
POPs in North-America 12HelpAshburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, San Jose, Seattle. 3HelpWashington DC, Silicon Valley, Miami
POPs in Europe 11HelpAmsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Vienna, Warsaw. 2HelpAmsterdam, Frankfurt
POPs in Asia (not China) 12HelpChennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Singapore, Jakarta, Batam, Kaoshiung, Hong Kong, Osaka, Tokyo, Seoul 1HelpSingapore
POPs in China 2HelpBeijing, Shanghai 0
POPs in Australia 2HelpSydney, Melbourne. 0
POPs in South-America 7HelpBarranquilla, Buenos Aires, Lima, Medellin, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Quito 0
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 Leaseweb
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.05 per GB, at 1 TB per monthHelp1TB (EUR 49) minimum commitment.
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.03 per GB, at 50 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 0%
Storage Not available FreeHelp2 GB included for free
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 Leaseweb
Origin-Pull Yes YesHelpOrigin can be a hostname or IP address.
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes Yes
Purge Yes YesHelpThe average time for a purge request to execute on all CDN servers is less than 5 minutes. The CDN supports ‘soft TTL’ or ‘soft invalidation’. This means the customer can configure after how long the CDN needs to check on the origin if a file is still valid.
Purge All Yes YesHelpYou can purge all files in a directory and all files in all directories.
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 edgeHelpCustomer can configure which files get sent compressed.
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 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 YesHelpShared certificate is free. Customer upload his own SSL certificate. Support for SAN and EV SAN certificates.
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. YesHelpInsight in bandwidth usage is per 5minute, hourly, daily, monthly. Reports include: - #requests for top urls - activity per geographical region/country on a map - AS Number distribution
Access Logs Yes YesHelpAccessible via FTP and FTPS. Logs are W3C compliant. The logs have an impact on storage used, and so on the charges for storage (first 2 GB is free).
API Yes YesHelpAPI is REST with JSON output. API has a HTTPS endpoint. No billing info via API.
Support YesHelpYou get a dedicated account manager and you will also be assigned a dedicated implementation engineer. YesHelp24/7 phone support.
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