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Edgio versus Fastly

Easily compare Edgio 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 Edgio Fastly
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. 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

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Product Edgio Fastly
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
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Streaming Video on Demand
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Dynamic Imaging Image Optimizer
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Security Web application firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Security DDoS Mitigation
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Fastly Managed CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers App Edge Compute@Edge

Network

Region Edgio Fastly
North America 18 17
Latin America 12 6
Europe 15 13
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 12 7
China 100 0
Oceania 3 6
Middle-East 3 1
Africa 2 2

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Edgio 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 None
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

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Web acceleration Edgio Fastly
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available through Microsoft Azure
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? A few minutes Instant!
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Anycasted network (regional) Global anycast IPs are available
HTTP/2
WebSockets WebSockets docs Limited availability
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? IPv6 at Fastly
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin, or compress on edge Resend from origin, or compress on edge. Brotli!
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? HTTP and HTTPS HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Configure specific other Host header Can be different from origin host
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Single POP shield or multiple. Full control Also available as separate product (Media Shield)
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Origin Storage
Cache control - CDN caching Full and granular control Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Full and granular control Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Purge Speed Instant!
Purge - capabilities Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Purge all and by key
Analytics Real-time, with many metrics in the UI Real-time!
Log files < 60 seconds Real-time streaming of logs to your server
API Purge, analytics, configuration Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Edgio Fastly
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Free for first 5 domains, $20 per additional domain
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Pricing is custom EV cert possible.
Token authentication Included as core feature Enabling URL token validation
Geo blocking Included as core feature
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Included as core feature Creating and using Edge Dictionaries
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Supported via special configuration Authenticating before returning a request
IP white/blacklisting Included as core feature About Edge ACLs

Support

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