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Company

Launched in 2002, CacheFly developed the world's first TCP-anycast based content delivery network. CacheFly has a focus on optimizing the CDN for throughput and has steadily built out the network to now have 50+ POPs on 6 continents. CacheFly provides a 100% uptime SLA and takes pride in acting as 'consultants to our customers'.
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Products

CacheFly has a wide range of content delivery and security solutions. Deliver cacheable and dynamic content, podcasts, large software downloads and video (live and on-demand).

View the table below for more insight into CacheFly products.
Hover over/touch the product to view a short description.

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Ultra Low Latency Video Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes VoD
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes part of Smart Edge Apps
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Security Suite
tooltip Powered by Oracle Dyn Web Application Security services (formerly Zenedge)
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Security Suite
tooltip Powered by Oracle Dyn Web Application Security services (formerly Zenedge)
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Fully custom solution
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Yes Smart Edge Apps
Origin StorageReduce load on origin. Faster cache miss responses. Yes Storage Optimization System

Network

CacheFly has 50+ POPs on 6 continents including in Johannesburg, Dubai, Seoul and São Paulo. The China POPs are available for custom, private CDN implementations.
CacheFly network map
CacheFly China acceleration

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Locations marked with * are not active yet but on the CDN's roadmap.

Region POPs Locations
North America 17 United States flag Atlanta - Boston - Chicago - Dallas - Denver - Iowa City - Los Angeles - Miami - New York - Phoenix - San Jose - San Juan - Seattle - Washington D.C.
Canada flag Calgary - Toronto - Montreal
Latin America 7 Argentina flag Buenos Aires
Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo - Fortaleza*
Bolivia flag La Paz
Colombia flag Bogotá
Chile flag Santiago
Mexico flag Mexico City*
Peru flag Lima
Europe 14 Austria flag Vienna
Switzerland flag Zurich
Czech Republic flag Prague
Germany flag Frankfurt
Spain flag Madrid
Finland flag Helsinki
France flag Paris
United Kingdom flag London
Italy flag Milan
Netherlands flag Amsterdam
Poland flag Warsaw
Portugal flag Lisbon
Romania flag Bucharest
Sweden flag Stockholm
Russia & CIS 1 Russia flag Moscow
Asia excl. China 7 Hong Kong flag Hong Kong
Japan flag Tokyo
Indonesia flag Jakarta
India flag Mumbai
South Korea flag Seoul
Thailand flag Bangkok
Singapore flag Singapore
China 2 China flag Beijing - Shanghai
Oceania 3 Australia flag Melbourne - Perth - Sydney
Middle-East 4 United Arab Emirates flag Dubai
Israel flag Tel Aviv
Qatar flag Doha
Saudi Arabia flag Riyadh*
Turkey flag Istanbul
Africa 1 South Africa flag Johannesburg

Pricing

CacheFly offers its services month-to-month with a discount for 12+ month commit. Free 14 day trial. Pricing is custom built to meet customer requirements for anything over 100 TB/m. Products/add-ons like Image Optimization and Security are priced separately.
CacheFly pricing

Pricing & contract duration
Minimum contract term 1 month
Minimum monthly costs $595 (35 TB/m)
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests No
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) n/a
APAC traffic (low volume) n/a
LATAM traffic (low volume) n/a

Features

View the tables below for more insight into the features CacheFly supports.
Hover over/touch the feature name to view a short description.

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 5 - 180s depending on the change
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Extra costs Must purchase dedicated IP
tooltip Or use DNS provider that can do CNAME flattening
HTTP/2 Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? No
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Match client to edge request protocol is possible
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Set specific Host header value or forward value from client to edge request
Origin ShieldCDN Guide: Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP. Some storage free, more storage available at additional costs
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Origin headers are honored. Can config overrides
Cache control - client caching Yes Origin headers are forwarded to client. Can config overrides
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes CacheFly support team can activate this edge behaviour
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant (under 5s)
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all and by directory, not by tag or header
Analytics Yes Near real-time, lots of metrics
Log files Extra costs Pull via FTP or have pushed to customer endpoint
tooltip Logs are 5 minutes delayed
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Custom pricing
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs EV cert and/or Non-SNI possible
Token authentication Yes Self-service activation/configuration
Geo blocking Yes Self-service activation/configuration. Predefined and custom rules
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Extra costs Available in a Custom/Private CDN scenario
IP white/blacklisting Yes Custom rules can be scripted (by support team at no extra charge)

Support

CacheFly provides support via email and phone to all customers, 24/7. Extra support services are available at an additional cost.Learn more about CacheFly support.

Customer support
Documentation Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support and a dedicated implementation/solutions engineer. Extra support ('Elite managed') available at a fee with SLA for support response time

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