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CDNvideo versus Fastly

Easily compare CDNvideo and Fastly 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 CDNvideo Fastly
Short profile 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. Founded in 2011, Fastly has grown into a mature CDN provider. Fastly offers a range of services including streaming media delivery and private CDN but Fastly is best known for being a 'real-time CDN', meaning changes happen instantly and the platform can deliver 'uncacheable' content well.

Products

Product CDNvideo Fastly
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Unknown 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 Unknown Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Unknown Available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Unknown Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Unknown Available/supported

Network

Region CDNvideo Fastly
North America 13 16
Latin America 7 3
Europe 11 6
Russia & CIS 37 0
Asia, excl China 23 6
China 100 0
Oceania 4 6
Middle-East 8 1
Africa 7 2

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CDNvideo Fastly
Minimum contract term 1 month None
Minimum monthly costs $50 $50
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None $0.0075 - $0.016 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Same rates as CDN-to-client traffic
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.05 $0.12 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.05 $0.19 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.05 $0.28 per GB

Features

Web acceleration CDNvideo Fastly
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available/supported 5 minutes Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially 5 minutes Available/supported Instant!
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Not available/supported Non-Anycasted network Available/supported Global anycast IPs are available
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Available/supported IPv6 at Fastly
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin Resend from origin or compress on edge. Brotli!
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Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin is possible
Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Available/supported Can be different from origin host
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Unknown Available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Upload via web interface. Storage costs apply Not available/supported
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Available/supported Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Available/supported Full and granular control
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Partially Purging takes a few minutes Available/supported Instant!
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header Available/supported Purge all and by key
Analytics Partially 1-5 minutes delay Available/supported Real-time!
Log files Partially Download from the UI
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Available/supported Real-time streaming of logs to your server
API Available/supported Purge, analytics and configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection CDNvideo Fastly
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Free Available/supported Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Available/supported Free Extra costs $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Extra costs EV cert possible.
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported Enabling URL token validation
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Available/supported Creating and using Edge Dictionaries
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Available/supported Available/supported Authenticating before returning a request
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Available/supported About Edge ACLs

Support

Customer support CDNvideo Fastly
Documentation Partially Yes, the Starters Guide is available to the public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email, Skype and phone support Available/supported Email support during business hours is free. Pay extra if you need more/better. Two paid plans available