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Fastly versus Verizon Media

Easily compare Fastly and Verizon Media 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 Verizon Media
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. 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.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Fastly Verizon Media
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Yes Network
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes Network
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes Network
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Yes Live Events
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video on Demand Yes Encode
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Image Optimizer Yes Dynamic Imaging
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web application firewall Yes Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Mitigation Yes DDoS
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Fastly Managed CDN No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Compute@Edge Sortof/partially Edge Compute
tooltip Rules and Lua scripting

Network

Region Fastly Verizon Media
North America 17 18
Latin America 6 13
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 Verizon Media
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

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Fastly Verizon Media
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Sortof/partially Available through Microsoft Azure
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant! Yes A few minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Global anycast IPs are available Yes Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes IPv6 at Fastly Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge. Brotli! Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Can be different from origin host Yes Configure specific other Host header
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Also available as separate product (Media Shield) Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin No Extra costs Origin Storage
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Cache-Control extensions support Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant! Yes No longer than 1 min, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all and by key Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension
Analytics Yes Real-time! Yes Real-time, with many metrics in the UI
Log files Yes Real-time streaming of logs to your server Yes < 60 seconds
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Fastly Verizon Media
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free for first 5 domains, $20 per additional domain Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs EV cert possible. Extra costs Pricing is custom
Token authentication Yes Enabling URL token validation Yes Included as core feature
Geo blocking Yes Yes Included as core feature
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Creating and using Edge Dictionaries Yes Included as core feature
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes Authenticating before returning a request Extra costs Supported via special configuration
IP white/blacklisting Yes About Edge ACLs Yes Included as core feature

Support

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