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Company

Verizon Digital Media Services is a division of Verizon. Founded in 2011, VDMS acquired EdgeCast CDN in 2013 and startup upLynk for their streaming video technology. VDMS has a focus on streaming video and a goal to be a leading provider of OTT services.
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Products

Verizon Digital Media Services provides website and ecommerce acceleration services as well as streaming services. Their focus is on video delivery and OTT.

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

  • Available/supported = Yes
  • Partially = Sort of/partially
  • Not available/supported = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported ACCELERATE
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported DELIVER
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported DELIVER
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Available/supported Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Available/supported ROUTE
WAFWeb Application Firewall Available/supported DEFEND
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported DEFEND
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported

Network

Verizon Digital Media Services has POPs on 5 continents including in 5 countries in South America and 2 in mainland China. More POPs are planned including in Johannesburg, Mexico and Fujairah.
Verizon Digital Media Services network map

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Region POPs Locations
North America 12 United States Atlanta - Boston - Chicago - Dallas - Denver - Los Angeles - Miami - New York City - Philadelphia - San Jose - Seattle - Washington D.C.
Latin America 7 Argentina Buenos Aires
Ecuador Quito
Brazil Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo
Colombia Barranquilla - Medellin
Peru Lima
Europe 11 Austria Vienna
Germany Frankfurt
Denmark Copenhagen
Spain Madrid
Finland Helsinki
France Paris
United Kingdom London
Italy Milan
Netherlands Amsterdam
Poland Warsaw
Sweden Stockholm
Russia & CIS 0
Asia, excl China 12 Hong Kong Hong Kong
Indonesia Batam - Jakarta
India Bangalore - Chennai - Mumbai - New Delhi
Japan Osaka - Tokyo
South Korea Seoul
Singapore Singapore
Taiwan Taipei
China 2 China Beijing - Shanghai
Oceania 3 Australia Melbourne - Sydney
New Zealand Auckland
Middle-East 1 Oman Muscat
Africa 0

Pricing

Verizon Digital Media Services 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.
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Pricing & contract duration
Minimum contract term 12 months
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

Features

The Verizon Digital Media Services CDN (aka EdgeCast) has many features and provides full and granular control over the CDN (caching) behaviour if you purchase the Basic or Advanced Rules Engine.

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

  • Available/supported = Yes
  • Partially = Sort of/partially
  • Not available/supported = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially 60 - 90 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2 Not available/supported Q2 2017
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend, or compress on edge
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
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
tooltip Origin Shield is part of Basic Rules Engine
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible with Rules Engine ($)
Cache control - client caching Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible with Rules Engine ($)
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Extra costs
tooltip Serve stale is part of Advanced Rules Engine
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported No longer than 1 min, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics in the UI
tooltip Custom reports ($) available
Log files Partially Takes up to 24h to get all log entries
API Partially Purge, configuration (basics only), analytics
tooltip No API yet for Rules Engine
HTTPS & Content Protection
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Not available/supported
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 Extra costs Requires Basic or Advanced Rules Engine
Geo blocking Extra costs Requires Basic or Advanced Rules Engine
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Extra costs Requires Basic or Advanced Rules Engine
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Unknown
IP white/blacklisting Extra costs Requires Basic or Advanced Rules Engine

Support

Verizon Digital Media Services provides support via email and phone to all customers.

Customer support
Documentation Partially Good documentation but not public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support.

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