Comparison of the Highwinds and Level3 CDNs
In the tables below you can easily compare Highwinds and Level3 for POP locations, pricing and features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.
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.
|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||Not available|
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||Highwinds||Level3|
|Push (upload to CDN servers)|
|Gzip||Resend from origin, or compress on edge||Resend from origin, or compress on edge|
|Honors all origin server headers|
|Can override origin server headers|
|Set caching headers for pushed files|
|Control Panel & statistics||The console is called StrikeTracker, a Rich Internet Application (RIA) that provides a single, integrated front-end control console for managing all of the CDN services. In 2010 StrikeTracker won the European Readers' Choice Award for best Reporting and Analytics Solutions.|
|Support||The Highwinds Network Operations Center is based out of Phoenix, Arizona. They are available 24/7 and can be dialed directly for support. Email is an easy way to get a ticket started up for tracking purposes.|
|Learn more about Highwinds||Learn more about Level3|
|Contact Highwinds ››||Contact Level3 ››|