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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 50+ POPs on 6 continents. CacheFly provides a 100% uptime SLA and takes pride in acting as 'consultants to our customers'. 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

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

Network

Region CacheFly CDNvideo
North America 17 13
Latin America 7 7
Europe 14 11
Russia & CIS 1 37
Asia excl. China 7 23
China 2 100
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 $595 (35 TB/m) $50
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests No None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Yes None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) n/a $0.05
APAC traffic (low volume) n/a $0.05
LATAM traffic (low volume) n/a $0.05

Features

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  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
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Web acceleration CacheFly CDNvideo
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Yes 5 minutes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 5 - 180s depending on the change Sortof/partially 5 minutes
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
No Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? No Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Sortof/partially Resend from origin only
tooltip Does not compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Match client to edge request protocol is possible
Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin 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 Yes 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 Yes Unknown
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP. Some storage free, more storage available at additional costs Extra costs Upload via web interface. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Origin headers are honored. Can config overrides Yes
Cache control - client caching Yes Origin headers are forwarded to client. Can config overrides Yes
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 Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant (under 5s) Sortof/partially Purging takes a few minutes
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all and by directory, not by tag or header Sortof/partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Yes Near real-time, lots of metrics Sortof/partially 1-5 minutes delay
Log files Extra costs Pull via FTP or have pushed to customer endpoint
tooltip Logs are 5 minutes delayed
Sortof/partially Download from the UI
tooltip Logs are ~ 30 minutes delayed
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics and configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection CacheFly CDNvideo
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free Yes Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Custom pricing Yes Free
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs EV cert and/or Non-SNI possible Extra costs
Token authentication Yes Self-service activation/configuration Yes
Geo blocking Yes Self-service activation/configuration. Predefined and custom rules Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Extra costs Available in a Custom/Private CDN scenario Yes
IP white/blacklisting Yes Custom rules can be scripted (by support team at no extra charge) Yes

Support

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