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The Edgecast Platform is a division of Yahoo. In 2013, Verizon acquired Edgecast's Content Delivery Network (CDN) along with upLynk's video workflow technology to create a next-generation platform. This platform streamlines the streaming video workflow including encoding, SSAI and delivery, plus accelerates and secures websites and content for broadcasters, retailers and enterprises. In 2021, Edgecast became part of Yahoo.
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The Edgecast Platform provides an integrated platform offering security, global content delivery, and streaming. Their focus is on video delivery and OTT, with features like Server-side Ad Insertion, Manifest Manipulation, QUIC Enabled and Digital Rights Management.

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

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Network
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Network
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Network
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live Events
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Encode
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Dynamic Imaging
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Sortof/partially Edge Compute
tooltip Rules and Lua scripting


The Edgecast Platform has 140+ POPs on 6 continents. China delivery is provided through a partnership with ChinaCache.
Edgecast Platform network map

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Region POPs Locations
North America 18 United States flag Ashburn - Atlanta - Boston - Chicago - Dallas - Denver - Detroit - Houston - Las Vegas - Los Angeles - Miami - New York - Philadelphia - Phoenix - Pittsburgh - San Jose - Seattle - Washington D.C.
Latin America 12 Argentina flag Buenos Aires
Chile flag Valparaíso
Colombia flag Barranquilla - Bogotá - Medellin
Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo
Mexico flag Guadalajara - Mexico City - Puebla - Querétaro
Peru flag Lima
Europe 15 Austria flag Vienna
Germany flag Frankfurt
Denmark flag Copenhagen
Spain flag Madrid
Finland flag Helsinki
France flag Paris - Marseille
United Kingdom flag London - Manchester
Italy flag Milan
Latvia flag Riga
Netherlands flag Amsterdam
Poland flag Warsaw
Portugal flag Lisbon
Sweden flag Stockholm
Russia & CIS 0
Asia excl. China 12 Hong Kong flag Hong Kong
Indonesia flag Jakarta
India flag Bangalore - Chennai - Mumbai - New Delhi
Japan flag Osaka - Tokyo
South Korea flag Seoul
Philippines flag Manila
Singapore flag Singapore
Taiwan flag Taipei
China 100 China flag Partnership with ChinaCache
Oceania 3 Australia flag Melbourne - Sydney
New Zealand flag Auckland
Middle-East 3 United Arab Emirates flag Fujairah
Kuwait flag Kuwait City
Oman flag Muscat
Africa 2 Kenya flag Mombasa
South Africa flag Johannesburg


The Edgecast Platform typically requires annual contracts with pricing depending on traffic volume and what features/services you need. Get in touch to learn more about their services and prices.
Edgecast Platform contact form

Pricing & contract duration
Minimum contract term Unknown
Minimum monthly costs Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown


View the tables below for more insight into the features Edgecast 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. Sortof/partially Available through Microsoft Azure
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes A few minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s):// Yes Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2 Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes
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
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Configure specific other Host header
Origin ShieldCDN Guide: Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Origin Storage
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes No longer than 1 min, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension
Analytics Yes Real-time, with many metrics in the UI
Log files Yes < 60 seconds
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom
Token authentication Yes Included as core feature
Geo blocking Yes Included as core feature
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Included as core feature
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Extra costs Supported via special configuration
IP white/blacklisting Yes Included as core feature


Edgecast provides support via email and phone to all customers.

Customer support
Documentation Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support.

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