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Verizon Digital Media Services versus CDNvideo

Easily compare Verizon Digital Media Services 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 Verizon Digital Media Services CDNvideo
Short profile Verizon Digital Media Services is a division of Verizon. Founded in 2011, VDMS acquired EdgeCast CDN in 2013 and startup upLynk for their streaming video technology. VDMS has a focus on streaming video and a goal to be a leading provider of OTT services. 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

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

Network

Region Verizon Digital Media Services CDNvideo
North America 13 13
Latin America 7 7
Europe 11 11
Russia & CIS 0 37
Asia, excl China 12 23
China 2 100
Oceania 3 4
Middle-East 2 8
Africa 0 7

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Verizon Digital Media Services CDNvideo
Minimum contract term 12 months 1 month
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $50
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.05
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.05
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.05

Features

Web acceleration Verizon Digital Media Services CDNvideo
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales. Available/supported 5 minutes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially 60 - 90 minutes Partially 5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Anycasted network (regional) Not available/supported Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend, or compress on edge
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
Resend from origin
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin is possible
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 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 Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control
tooltip Origin Shield is part of Basic Rules Engine
Unknown
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Extra costs Upload via web interface. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible with Rules Engine ($)
Available/supported
Cache control - client caching Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible with Rules Engine ($)
Available/supported
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Extra costs
tooltip Serve stale is part of Advanced Rules Engine
Available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported No longer than 1 min, often much faster Partially Purging takes a few minutes
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics in the UI
tooltip Custom reports ($) available
Partially 1-5 minutes delay
Log files Partially Takes up to 24h to get all log entries Partially Download from the UI
tooltip Logs are ~ 30 minutes delayed
API Partially Purge, configuration (basics only), analytics
tooltip No API yet for Rules Engine
Available/supported Purge, analytics and configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Verizon Digital Media Services CDNvideo
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Not available/supported Available/supported Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible Available/supported Free
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Extra costs
Token authentication Extra costs Requires Basic or Advanced Rules Engine Available/supported
Geo blocking Extra costs Requires Basic or Advanced Rules Engine Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Extra costs Requires Basic or Advanced Rules Engine Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Unknown Available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Extra costs Requires Basic or Advanced Rules Engine Available/supported

Support

Customer support Verizon Digital Media Services CDNvideo
Documentation Partially Good documentation but not public Partially Yes, the Starters Guide is available to the public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email, Skype and phone support