Comparison of the Internap and Fastly CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Internap and Fastly 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 Fastly
POPs in North-America Not Available 12HelpAshburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Jose, Seattle, Toronto
POPs in Europe Not Available 4HelpAmsterdam, London (2), Frankfurt, Stockholm.
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 4HelpSingapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka.
POPs in China Not Available 0
POPs in Australia Not Available 6HelpBrisbande, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Wellington (NZ), Auckland (NZ)
POPs in South-America Not Available 0
POPs in Middle-East Not Available 1HelpDubai
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 Fastly
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.12 per GB
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.02 per GB, at 5000 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 58%
Storage Yes, you pay for storage
Resellers Dreamhost, 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 Fastly
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) YesHelpFiles can be uploaded to the CDN POPs via FTP, the control panel and rsync. NoHelpCustomers can preload content by making a simple API call.
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. YesHelpFastly enables customers to actively purge dynamic and static content in 150 milliseconds and purge related content with surrogate keys.
Purge All YesHelpCan be done via the online control panel and API. YesHelpFastly enables customers to actively purge dynamic and static content in 150 milliseconds and purge related content with surrogate keys.
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 edge
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers YesHelpInternap offers lots of possibilities for this. YesHelpFastly supports surrogate-control, which allows users to send different cache directives to the Fastly edge servers than what is sent to the user.
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS YesHelpInternap offers a free, shared wildcard certificate (no CNAME) and the option to upload your certificate, have a custom CNAME at $200/month. YesHelpFastly charges $500 setup plus $100/month for custom SSL domain. HTTP and HTTPS requests are accumulated in units of 10,000 by region. Fees for content delivery and streaming delivery are calculated at the request rates
Control Panel & statistics Yes YesHelpFastly’s powerful Control Panel includes a real-time analytics dashboard and historical stats tool, so customers can monitor performance 24/7 and respond to issues proactively.
Access Logs Yes YesHelpFastly offers support for syslog-compatible logging providers such as Splunk Storm, Papertrail, Logentries, and Loggly. They also provide support for Sumologic and allow pushing of log files to Amazon S3 buckets, including any S3-compatible providers
API Yes YesHelpThe Fastly API is a fully featured suite of tools that gives customers the control to handle everything from configuration to instant purging via a straightforward REST interface. Interactive clients for the Fastly API are available in a variety of languages.
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. Yes
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