Comparison of the Verizon Digital Media Services and QUANTIL CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Verizon Digital Media Services and QUANTIL 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 QUANTIL
POPs in North-America 12HelpAshburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, San Jose, Seattle. 10HelpSan Jose, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Washington DC
POPs in Europe 11HelpAmsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Vienna, Warsaw. 7HelpLondon, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Russia
POPs in Asia (not China) 12HelpChennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Singapore, Jakarta, Batam, Kaoshiung, Hong Kong, Osaka, Tokyo, Seoul 15HelpBrunei (Bandar Seri Begawan), Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Phillipines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
POPs in China 2HelpBeijing, Shanghai 550
POPs in Australia 2HelpSydney, Melbourne. 3HelpSydney, Melbourne, Fiji
POPs in South-America 7HelpBarranquilla, Buenos Aires, Lima, Medellin, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Quito 0
POPs in Middle-East 1HelpMuscat 4HelpUnited Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq
POPs in Africa 0 5HelpSouth Africa (2), Magadascar, Mauritius, Djibouti

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 QUANTIL
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available Not Available
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available Not Available
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available Not Available
Storage Not available
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 QUANTIL
Origin-Pull Yes YesHelpOrigin be an IP address or a hostname.
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes YesHelpThis is a back end setup. Any type of configuration is possible on custom request.
Purge Yes YesHelpAverage time to purge is ~ 5 minutes.
Purge All Yes YesHelpPossible to purge all files in a specific directory. Limitations apply to number of (free) purges per day.
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. Only if origin server does Gzip
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes YesHelpPossible, but not by default.
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. YesHelpPossible on request.
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 YesHelpCustomer can upload his own certificate.
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 YesHelpCompiled version of the logs is accessible for download over HTTPS.
API Yes YesHelpXML. Can do a lot via API, including change the config, purging, get usage data. Fair use policy, hard limit is 1200 calls per 5 minutes.
Support YesHelpYou get a dedicated account manager and you will also be assigned a dedicated implementation engineer. YesHelpEmergency support is 24/7, normal support during business hours in PST timezone. English language.
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