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CacheFly versus CDNvideo

Easily compare CacheFly and CDNvideo for POP locations, products, pricing, features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these content delivery networks.

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Company

Company CacheFly CDNvideo
Short profile 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 ~40 POPs on 6 continents. CDNvideo is a global CDN provider with a wide network of servers located on five continents and a part of Wangsu group owning the second largest CDN in the world (>86K servers + bandwidth of 42 TB/sec). Their specialties are live streaming, VoD, HTTP caching, transcoding and website acceleration. CDNvideo has developed an unlimited cloud storage and an HTML5 player enabling P2P streaming and 360-degree video demonstration.

Products

Product CacheFly CDNvideo
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Not available/supported Unknown
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Available/supported Available/supported
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Available/supported
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Not available/supported Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Unknown
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported Unknown
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Not available/supported Unknown
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Unknown

Network

Region CacheFly CDNvideo
North America 11 13
Latin America 2 7
Europe 14 11
Russia & CIS 1 37
Asia, excl China 7 23
China 0 100
Oceania 3 4
Middle-East 4 8
Africa 1 7

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CacheFly CDNvideo
Minimum contract term 1 month 1 month
Minimum monthly costs $500 $50
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.05
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.05
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.05

Features

Web acceleration CacheFly CDNvideo
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Available/supported 5 minutes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Unknown Partially 5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Global Anycast Not available/supported Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin Resend from origin
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Match client to edge request protocol is possible. Can't use an IP address.
Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin is possible
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Set specific Host header value or forward value from client to edge request Available/supported Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Unknown
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP, SFTP, SCP, rsync. Storage costs apply Extra costs Upload via web interface. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Origin headers are honored. Can config overrides Available/supported
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Origin headers are forwarded to client Available/supported
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Not available/supported Available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant Partially Purging takes a few minutes
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Available/supported Near real-time, lots of metrics Partially 1-5 minutes delay
Log files Available/supported FTP, SCP, rsync
tooltip Logs are 24h delayed
Partially Download from the UI
tooltip Logs are ~ 30 minutes delayed
API Partially Purge and analytics, not for configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics and configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection CacheFly CDNvideo
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Free Available/supported Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Custom pricing for each customer Available/supported Free
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Not available/supported Extra costs
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported
Geo blocking Not available/supported Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Not available/supported Available/supported

Support

Customer support CacheFly CDNvideo
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Partially Yes, the Starters Guide is available to the public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email, Skype and phone support