Skip to content

Verizon Media versus Fastly

Easily compare Verizon Media 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.

Verizon Media logo Fastly logo

Company

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

Network

Region Verizon Media Fastly
North America 14 17
Latin America 11 5
Europe 13 7
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia, excl China 12 6
China 100 0
Oceania 3 6
Middle-East 2 1
Africa 0 2

Pricing

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

Features

Web acceleration Verizon Media Fastly
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Partially Available through Microsoft Azure Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported A few minutes Available/supported Instant!
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Anycasted network (regional) Available/supported Global anycast IPs are available
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported Available/supported IPv6 at Fastly
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend, or compress on edge Resend from origin or compress on edge. Brotli!
tooltip
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Configure specific other Host header Available/supported Can be different from origin host
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control Available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Origin Storage Not available/supported
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Full and granular control Available/supported Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Full and granular control 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 Available/supported No longer than 1 min, often much faster Available/supported Instant!
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Available/supported Purge all and by key
Analytics Available/supported Real-time, with many metrics in the UI Available/supported Real-time!
Log files Available/supported < 60 seconds Available/supported Real-time streaming of logs to your server
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Verizon Media Fastly
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Available/supported Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible Extra costs $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Extra costs EV cert possible.
Token authentication Available/supported Included as core feature Available/supported Enabling URL token validation
Geo blocking Available/supported Included as core feature Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Included as core feature Available/supported Creating and using Edge Dictionaries
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Extra costs Supported via special configuration Available/supported Authenticating before returning a request
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Included as core feature Available/supported About Edge ACLs

Support

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