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Verizon Media versus StackPath

Easily compare Verizon Media and StackPath 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 StackPath
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. StackPath launched in 2016 and is built on top of the Highwinds and MaxCDN platforms. StackPath promises global, high performance content delivery + top notch security (integrated web application firewall and DDoS mitigation) while keeping things simple, transparent and affordable. StackPath is developer-friendly with 24/7/365 support and a fully-documented API.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
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  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Verizon Media StackPath
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Network Sortof/partially
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 Sortof/partially
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 Yes Managed DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web Application Firewall Yes Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Yes DDoS Mitigation
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 Compute

Network

Region Verizon Media StackPath
North America 16 14
Latin America 13 2
Europe 15 8
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 12 5
China 100 0
Oceania 3 2
Middle-East 3 0
Africa 1 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Verizon Media StackPath
Minimum contract term Unknown One month
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $10
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.03 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.03 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.03 per GB

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Verizon Media StackPath
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Sortof/partially Available through Microsoft Azure Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes A few minutes Yes Instant!
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Anycasted network (regional) No
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Yes
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
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Configure specific other Host header Yes
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 Yes
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Full and granular control with EdgeRules
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Full and granular control with EdgeRules
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Yes
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
Analytics Yes Real-time, with many metrics in the UI Yes Real-time!
Log files Yes < 60 seconds Yes Only for larger volume plans
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Verizon Media StackPath
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible Yes
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Yes Free. SNI
Token authentication Yes Included as core feature Yes
Geo blocking Yes Included as core feature Yes
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 Yes
IP white/blacklisting Yes Included as core feature Yes

Support

Customer support Verizon Media StackPath
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Yes 24/7 phone and email support included in all plans. Higher volume plans get a dedicated technical account manager