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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

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product CacheFly CDNvideo
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... No Unknown
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Web and Mobile App Delivery Yes Website acceleration
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Software Distribution Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Video & IPTV Delivery (no RTMP) Yes Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Yes Video On Demand
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization No No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Unknown
WAFWeb Application Firewall No Unknown
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. No Unknown
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No Unknown
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Yes Edge Applications Unknown

Network

Region CacheFly CDNvideo
North America 14 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 $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

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
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? Unknown Sortof/partially 5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Global Anycast No Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown 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. Can't use an IP address.
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, SFTP, SCP, rsync. Storage costs apply 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 Yes
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble No Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant Sortof/partially Purging takes a few minutes
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all but not purge by directory or 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 Yes FTP, SCP, rsync
tooltip Logs are 24h delayed
Sortof/partially Download from the UI
tooltip Logs are ~ 30 minutes delayed
API Sortof/partially Purge and analytics, not for 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 for each customer Yes Free
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN No Extra costs
Token authentication Yes Yes
Geo blocking No Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Yes
IP white/blacklisting No 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 Yes All customers get 24/7 email, Skype and phone support