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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 50+ POPs on 6 continents. CacheFly provides a 100% uptime SLA and takes pride in acting as 'consultants to our customers'. 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 ... Yes Yes Network
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes Network
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes Network
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Ultra Low Latency Video Streaming Yes Live Events
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes VoD Yes Encode
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes part of Smart Edge Apps Yes Dynamic Imaging
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Security Suite
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Yes Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Security Suite
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Yes DDoS
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Fully custom solution No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Yes Smart Edge Apps Sortof/partially Edge Compute
tooltip Rules and Lua scripting

Network

Region CacheFly Verizon Media
North America 17 18
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 2

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CacheFly Verizon Media
Minimum contract term 1 month Unknown
Minimum monthly costs $595 (35 TB/m) Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests No Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Yes Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) n/a Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) n/a Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) n/a 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? Sortof/partially 5 - 180s depending on the change Yes A few 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
Yes Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? No 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
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. Some storage free, more storage available at additional costs 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. Can config overrides Yes Full and granular control
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) Yes No longer than 1 min, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all and by directory, not by 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 Extra costs Pull via FTP or have pushed to customer endpoint
tooltip Logs are 5 minutes delayed
Yes < 60 seconds
API Yes Purge, analytics, 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 Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs EV cert and/or Non-SNI possible Extra costs Pricing is custom
Token authentication Yes Self-service activation/configuration Yes Included as core feature
Geo blocking Yes Self-service activation/configuration. Predefined and custom rules 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 Extra costs Available in a Custom/Private CDN scenario Extra costs Supported via special configuration
IP white/blacklisting Yes Custom rules can be scripted (by support team at no extra charge) 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 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 and phone support.