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Verizon Media versus SwiftServe

Easily compare Verizon Media and SwiftServe 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 SwiftServe
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. SwiftServe CDN, operated by Conversant, has a strong POP presence in Asia and especially Indonesia. Their services include web acceleration, file download optimisation, video on demand (VoD) and live streaming. Conversant operates the largest CDN Federation in Asia.

Products

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  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Verizon Media SwiftServe
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 Yes
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 Yes
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Sortof/partially Edge Compute
tooltip Rules and Lua scripting
Unknown

Network

Region Verizon Media SwiftServe
North America 16 2
Latin America 13 0
Europe 15 1
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 12 20
China 100 1
Oceania 3 0
Middle-East 3 0
Africa 1 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Verizon Media SwiftServe
Minimum contract term Unknown 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
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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  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Verizon Media SwiftServe
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 15 minutes
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 No
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
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Configure specific other Host header Sortof/partially Can't configure specific other Host header
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control No
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Origin Storage Sortof/partially FTP or upload in portal. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Set override caching rules. Per file type.
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes
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 Up to 15 minutes
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Sortof/partially Purge file, all and by directory
Analytics Yes Real-time, with many metrics in the UI Sortof/partially Updated daily or hourly (premium)
tooltip No metrics per config/zone
Log files Yes < 60 seconds Extra costs Logs are daily
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Verizon Media SwiftServe
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes No
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible Extra costs
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 Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Included as core feature No
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 Yes

Support

Customer support Verizon Media SwiftServe
Documentation Yes Yes, public Sortof/partially Yes, but not public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Yes All customers get email support. 24/7 phone support is available (costs extra)