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Verizon Media versus CacheFly

Easily compare Verizon Media 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 Verizon Media CacheFly
Short profile 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. 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 ~40 POPs on 6 continents.

Products

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

Network

Region Verizon Media CacheFly
North America 16 14
Latin America 13 7
Europe 15 14
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia excl. China 12 7
China 100 2
Oceania 3 3
Middle-East 3 4
Africa 1 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Verizon Media CacheFly
Minimum contract term Unknown 1 month
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $500
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown

Features

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Web acceleration Verizon Media CacheFly
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Sortof/partially Available through Microsoft Azure No
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes A few minutes Unknown
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Anycasted network (regional) Yes Global Anycast
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Match client to edge request protocol is possible. Can't use an IP address.
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Configure specific other Host header Yes 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 Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Origin Storage Extra costs FTP, SFTP, SCP, rsync. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Origin headers are honored. Can config overrides
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Origin headers are forwarded to client
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes No
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes No longer than 1 min, often much faster Yes Instant
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Sortof/partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Yes Real-time, with many metrics in the UI Yes Near real-time, lots of metrics
Log files Yes < 60 seconds Yes FTP, SCP, rsync
tooltip Logs are 24h delayed
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Sortof/partially Purge and analytics, not for configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Verizon Media CacheFly
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible Extra costs Custom pricing for each customer
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom No
Token authentication Yes Included as core feature Yes
Geo blocking Yes Included as core feature No
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Included as core feature Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Extra costs Supported via special configuration No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Included as core feature No

Support

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