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Verizon Media versus SwiftServe

Easily compare Verizon Media and SwiftServe 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 Media SwiftServe
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. SwiftServe CDN, operated by Conversant, has a strong POP presence in Asia and especially Indonesia. Their services include web acceleration, file download optimisation, video on demand (VoD) and live streaming. Conversant operates the largest CDN Federation in Asia.

Products

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

Network

Region Verizon Media SwiftServe
North America 14 2
Latin America 11 0
Europe 13 1
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia, excl China 12 20
China 100 1
Oceania 3 0
Middle-East 2 0
Africa 0 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Verizon Media SwiftServe
Minimum contract term Unknown 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Unknown
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 Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown

Features

Web acceleration Verizon Media SwiftServe
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Partially Available through Microsoft Azure Not available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported A few minutes Partially 15 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
HTTP/2 Available/supported Not available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported Not available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend, or compress on edge Resend from origin or compress on edge
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 Partially Can't configure specific other Host header
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control Not available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Origin Storage Partially FTP or upload in portal. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Full and granular control Available/supported Set override caching rules. Per file type.
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Full and granular control Available/supported
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Not available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported No longer than 1 min, often much faster Available/supported Up to 15 minutes
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Partially Purge file, all and by directory
Analytics Available/supported Real-time, with many metrics in the UI Partially Updated daily or hourly (premium)
tooltip No metrics per config/zone
Log files Available/supported < 60 seconds Extra costs Logs are daily
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Verizon Media SwiftServe
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Not available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Not available/supported
Token authentication Available/supported Included as core feature Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Included as core feature Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Included as core feature Not available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Extra costs Supported via special configuration Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Included as core feature Available/supported

Support

Customer support Verizon Media SwiftServe
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Partially Yes, but not public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Available/supported All customers get email support. 24/7 phone support is available (costs extra)