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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

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Product CacheFly Verizon Media
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... No Yes Network
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Web and Mobile App Delivery Yes Network
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Software Distribution Yes Network
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Video & IPTV Delivery (no RTMP) Yes Live Events
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Yes Encode
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization No Yes Dynamic Imaging
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall No Yes Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. No Yes DDoS
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Yes Edge Applications Sortof/partially Edge Compute
tooltip Rules and Lua scripting

Network

Region CacheFly Verizon Media
North America 14 16
Latin America 7 13
Europe 14 15
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia excl. China 7 12
China 2 100
Oceania 3 3
Middle-East 4 3
Africa 1 1

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

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

Support

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