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CacheFly versus Verizon Media

Easily compare CacheFly and Verizon Media 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 Verizon Media
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. The Verizon Media Platform is a division of Verizon. 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.

Products

Product CacheFly Verizon Media
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Not available/supported Available/supported
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 Available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported Available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Not available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Not available/supported

Network

Region CacheFly Verizon Media
North America 11 14
Latin America 2 11
Europe 14 13
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia, excl China 7 12
China 0 100
Oceania 3 3
Middle-East 4 2
Africa 1 0

Pricing

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

Features

Web acceleration CacheFly Verizon Media
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Partially Available through Microsoft Azure
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Unknown Available/supported A few minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Global Anycast Available/supported Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin Resend, or compress on edge
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
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
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP, SFTP, SCP, rsync. Storage costs apply Extra costs Origin Storage
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Origin headers are honored. Can config overrides Available/supported Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Origin headers are forwarded to client Available/supported Full and granular control
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 Available/supported No longer than 1 min, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension
Analytics Available/supported Near real-time, lots of metrics Available/supported Real-time, with many metrics in the UI
Log files Available/supported FTP, SCP, rsync
tooltip Logs are 24h delayed
Available/supported < 60 seconds
API Partially Purge and analytics, not for configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection CacheFly Verizon Media
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Free Available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Custom pricing for each customer Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Not available/supported Extra costs Pricing is custom
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported Included as core feature
Geo blocking Not available/supported Available/supported Included as core feature
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Available/supported Included as core feature
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Extra costs Supported via special configuration
IP white/blacklisting Not available/supported Available/supported Included as core feature

Support

Customer support CacheFly Verizon Media
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support.