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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 50+ POPs on 6 continents. CacheFly provides a 100% uptime SLA and takes pride in acting as 'consultants to our customers'.

Products

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

Network

Region Verizon Media CacheFly
North America 18 17
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 2 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Verizon Media CacheFly
Minimum contract term Unknown 1 month
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $595 (35 TB/m)
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown No
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown n/a
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown n/a
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown n/a

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
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 Sortof/partially 5 - 180s depending on the change
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Anycasted network (regional) Extra costs Must purchase dedicated IP
tooltip Or use DNS provider that can do CNAME flattening
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes No
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
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. Some storage free, more storage available at additional costs
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. Can config overrides
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Yes CacheFly support team can activate this edge behaviour
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes No longer than 1 min, often much faster Yes Instant (under 5s)
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Sortof/partially Purge all and by directory, not by 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 Extra costs Pull via FTP or have pushed to customer endpoint
tooltip Logs are 5 minutes delayed
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, 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
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Extra costs EV cert and/or Non-SNI possible
Token authentication Yes Included as core feature Yes Self-service activation/configuration
Geo blocking Yes Included as core feature Yes Self-service activation/configuration. Predefined and custom rules
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 Extra costs Available in a Custom/Private CDN scenario
IP white/blacklisting Yes Included as core feature Yes Custom rules can be scripted (by support team at no extra charge)

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 and a dedicated implementation/solutions engineer. Extra support ('Elite managed') available at a fee with SLA for support response time