Comparison of the Internap and Verizon Digital Media Services CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Internap and Verizon Digital Media Services 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 Internap Verizon Digital Media Services
POPs in North-America Not Available 12HelpAshburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, San Jose, Seattle.
POPs in Europe Not Available 11HelpAmsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Vienna, Warsaw.
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 12HelpChennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Singapore, Jakarta, Batam, Kaoshiung, Hong Kong, Osaka, Tokyo, Seoul
POPs in China Not Available 2HelpBeijing, Shanghai
POPs in Australia Not Available 2HelpSydney, Melbourne.
POPs in South-America Not Available 7HelpBarranquilla, Buenos Aires, Lima, Medellin, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Quito
POPs in Middle-East Not Available 1HelpMuscat
POPs in Africa Not Available 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 Internap Verizon Digital Media Services
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 Yes, you pay for 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 Internap Verizon Digital Media Services
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) YesHelpFiles can be uploaded to the CDN POPs via FTP, the control panel and rsync. Yes
Purge YesHelpBoth MediaConsole (the Internap online control panel) and the API support single file, multiple file (folder), and wildcard purge. The Cache Purge Manager tool built into MediaConsole allows ad hoc or scheduled purges. Yes
Purge All YesHelpCan be done via the online control panel and API. Yes
Gzip Only if origin server does GzipHelpGzip compression reduces the file size (bytes) of text-based files like HTML, CSS and JavaScript by approximately 70%. It's a well-known web performance best practice to turn on Gzip on the server. 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.
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers YesHelpInternap offers lots of possibilities for this. 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.
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes 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.
HTTPS YesHelpInternap offers a free, shared wildcard certificate (no CNAME) and the option to upload your certificate, have a custom CNAME at $200/month. Yes
Control Panel & statistics Yes 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.
Access Logs Yes Yes
API Yes Yes
Support YesHelpInternap operates dual Network Operating Centers for geographic diversity, and staff the NOC with front line engineering resources who have the skills and tools to resolve network issues on the first call. The NOC is available 24/7/365 by phone, email, and chat. Internap received a Stevie® Award for 'Best Customer Service Department' of the Year at the 2011 American Business Awards. YesHelpYou get a dedicated account manager and you will also be assigned a dedicated implementation engineer.
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