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Fastly versus CDNvideo

Easily compare Fastly 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 Fastly CDNvideo
Short profile 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. 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 Fastly 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 Available/supported Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not 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 Available/supported Unknown

Network

Region Fastly CDNvideo
North America 16 13
Latin America 3 7
Europe 6 11
Russia & CIS 0 37
Asia, excl China 6 23
China 0 100
Oceania 6 4
Middle-East 1 8
Africa 2 7

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Fastly CDNvideo
Minimum contract term None 1 month
Minimum monthly costs $50 $50
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests $0.0075 - $0.016 per 10k requests None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Same rates as CDN-to-client traffic None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.12 per GB $0.05
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.19 per GB $0.05
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.28 per GB $0.05

Features

Web acceleration Fastly CDNvideo
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available/supported Available/supported 5 minutes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported Instant! Partially 5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Global anycast IPs are available Not available/supported Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported IPv6 at Fastly Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin or compress on edge. Brotli!
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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 Can be different from origin host 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 Available/supported Unknown
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Not available/supported Extra costs Upload via web interface. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Full and granular control Available/supported
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 Cache-Control extensions support Available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant! Partially Purging takes a few minutes
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all and by key Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Available/supported Real-time! Partially 1-5 minutes delay
Log files Available/supported Real-time streaming of logs to your server Partially Download from the UI
tooltip Logs are ~ 30 minutes delayed
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics and configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Fastly CDNvideo
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Free Available/supported Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain Available/supported Free
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs EV cert possible. Extra costs
Token authentication Available/supported Enabling URL token validation Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Creating and using Edge Dictionaries Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Available/supported Authenticating before returning a request Available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported About Edge ACLs Available/supported

Support

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