Comparison of the Verizon Digital Media Services and SkyparkCDN CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Verizon Digital Media Services and SkyparkCDN 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 SkyparkCDN
POPs in North-America 12HelpAshburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, San Jose, Seattle. 8HelpDallas, Clifton, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto
POPs in Europe 11HelpAmsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Vienna, Warsaw. 14HelpLondon, Ankara, Istanbul, Berlin, Frankfurt, Athens, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Oslo, Helsinki, Marseille, Prague, Zurich, Stockholm. And 16 POPs in Russia, one in Kazakhstan and 4 in Ukraine.
POPs in Asia (not China) 12HelpChennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Singapore, Jakarta, Batam, Kaoshiung, Hong Kong, Osaka, Tokyo, Seoul 12HelpBangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hyderabad, Bombay, Delhi, Kolkata, Hong Kong, Cyberjaya Singapore, Taipei, Seoul
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 1HelpCape Town

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 SkyparkCDN
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.80 per GBHelpThe $0.80 is for the first 5 GBs. The price quickly drops as volume goes up. At 100 GB/m you pay less than 10 cents per GB.
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.02 per GB, at 30 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 0%
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 SkyparkCDN
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes Yes
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. The CDN handles the gzipping
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 YesHelp*.r.worldssl.net is provided for free. Customer can upload his own SSL certificate. "We don't do wildcard SSL yet. Each custom cert is $600/year".
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 No
API Yes Yes
Support YesHelpYou get a dedicated account manager and you will also be assigned a dedicated implementation engineer. YesHelp24/7
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