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Edgio versus CacheFly

Easily compare Edgio and CacheFly 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 Edgio CacheFly
Short profile Edgio is the result of the merger between well-known CDNs Edgecast and Limelight Networks and now a global edge platform with 300+ edge locations across the globe. The Edgio platform has four pillars: Delivery, Streaming, Security and AppOps. 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'.

Products

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Sort of/partially
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Extra costs
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Product Edgio CacheFly
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Delivery
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Delivery
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Delivery
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Streaming Ultra Low Latency Video Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Streaming VoD
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Dynamic Imaging Smart Image Optimization
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Security
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Security
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Fully custom solution
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers App Edge Custom solutions available for edge scripting

Network

Region Edgio CacheFly
North America 18 17
Latin America 12 11
Europe 15 14
Russia & CIS 0 2
Asia excl. China 12 7
China 100 2
Oceania 3 3
Middle-East 3 5
Africa 2 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Edgio CacheFly
Minimum contract term Unknown 1 month
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $595 (35 TB/m)
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown No
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown n/a
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown n/a
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown n/a

Features

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Sort of/partially
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Extra costs
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Web acceleration Edgio CacheFly
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available through Microsoft Azure
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? A few minutes 5 - 180s depending on the change
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Anycasted network (regional) Must purchase dedicated IP
tooltip Or use DNS provider that can do CNAME flattening
HTTP/2
WebSockets WebSockets docs
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6?
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin, or compress on edge Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? HTTP and HTTPS HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Match client to edge request protocol is possible
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Configure specific other Host header Set specific Host header value or forward value from client to edge request
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Single POP shield or multiple. Full control
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Origin Storage FTP. Some storage free, more storage available at additional costs
Cache control - CDN caching Full and granular control Origin headers are honored. Can config overrides
Cache control - client caching Full and granular control Origin headers are forwarded to client. Can config overrides
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble CacheFly support team can activate this edge behaviour
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Purge Speed Purge Speed
Purge - capabilities Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Purge all and by directory, not by tag or header
Analytics Real-time, with many metrics in the UI Near real-time, lots of metrics
Log files < 60 seconds Pull via FTP or have pushed to customer endpoint
tooltip Logs are 5 minutes delayed
API Purge, analytics, configuration Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Edgio CacheFly
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible Custom pricing
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Pricing is custom EV cert and/or Non-SNI possible
Token authentication Included as core feature Self-service activation/configuration
Geo blocking Included as core feature Self-service activation/configuration. Predefined and custom rules
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Included as core feature
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Supported via special configuration Available in a Custom/Private CDN scenario
IP white/blacklisting Included as core feature Custom rules can be scripted (by support team at no extra charge)

Support

Customer support Edgio CacheFly
Documentation Yes, public Yes, public
Humans All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. 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