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Fastly versus Edgio

Easily compare Fastly and Edgio 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 Edgio
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. 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.

Products

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

Network

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

Pricing

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

Features

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Web acceleration Fastly Edgio
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available through Microsoft Azure
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Instant! A few minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Global anycast IPs are available Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2
WebSockets Limited availability WebSockets docs
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. Brotli! Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? HTTP and HTTPS HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Can be different from origin host Configure specific other Host header
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Also available as separate product (Media Shield) Single POP shield or multiple. Full control
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 Instant! Purge Speed
Purge - capabilities Purge all and by key Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension
Analytics Real-time! Real-time, with many metrics in the UI
Log files Real-time streaming of logs to your server < 60 seconds
API Purge, analytics, configuration Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Fastly Edgio
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 $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN EV cert possible. Pricing is custom
Token authentication Enabling URL token validation Included as core feature
Geo blocking Included as core feature
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Creating and using Edge Dictionaries Included as core feature
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Authenticating before returning a request Supported via special configuration
IP white/blacklisting About Edge ACLs Included as core feature

Support

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