CacheFly compared to section.io

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Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features CacheFly section.io
PoPs 41 22
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Fully supported Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Not supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Fully supported Unknown
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Unknown
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Fully supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Fully supported
Real time statistics Fully supported Fully supported
Online signup Fully supported Fully supported
API Purge Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Additional costs Unknown
Wildcard SSL Certificates Additional costs Unknown
Support 24/7/365 Email support, 9am-5pm Chat support Email support
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Not supported
RTMP Streaming Not supported Not supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Additional costs Not supported

Pricing CacheFly vs section.io

CacheFly section.io
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) $0.10 per GB N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) $0.027 per GB (500TB+) N/A
APAC Traffic $0.150 per GB N/A
LATAM Traffic $0.20 per GB N/A
Extra costs $0.008 per 10,000 Requests N/A

CACHEFLY Description

CacheFly is a Chicago-based CDN provider, with over 40 Points of Presence (PoPs) spread over six continents. Next to the usual locations, Cachefly has PoPs in India, Qatar, Egypt and South Africa.

The Cachefly network is optimised for throughput, making it more suitable for the delivery of large files.

Instead of DNS-based global loadbalancing, the company’s CDN infrastructure relies on TCP Anycast routing.

CacheFly offers the usual features in the CDN industry such as instant purge, origin shielding, real-time reporting and sub-accounts. They also offer a 100% availability SLA and 247 support.

Reviewer website TopTenReviews named CacheFly #1, Gold and Excellence award winner in the ‘Small Business CDN’ category for the third year in a row. Factors taken into account in the weighing were Performance, Setup & Compatibility, Security and Help & Support.

The 10 CDNs that were reviewed are, in order of score:

  1. CacheFly
  2. MaxCDN
  3. Highwinds
  4. EdgeCast
  5. CDN77
  6. Internap
  7. BitGravity
  8. Level3
  9. CDNetworks
  10. Amazon CloudFront

It should be noted that the selection of CDNs that were reviewed is incomplete, and seemingly arbitrary. At the time of writing, TopTenReviews is a customer of Akamai.

Customers in the Cachefly portfolio include, or have included: The Economist, Magellan, Jelly Belly, Bank of America, Budweiser, Trillian, Ars Technica, Virgin Games, Ameritrade, Cartoon Network, McKesson, Twit.tv, Blue Shell Games, BackBeat Media and Toyota.

SECTION.IO Description

Section.io is a “delivery platform created by developers for developers”. The Australian company was founded in 2015 by Stewart McGrath and Daniel Bartholomew, and developed by the team behind Squixa - a web performance acceleration company with multi-CDN. Squixa has since been renamed and made part of section.io.

The company has secured funding from the Australian government’s Commercialization Australia program, and from Tahoma Ventures, Blue Note Ventures and Galvanize Ventures in March 2016.

The team behind section.io aims to give developers of ops and apps teams control over their solution, and make it easy to use. From their own experience they found CDNs to be clunky, and packed with features that do not necessarily fit the needs of developers. They apply the agile DevOps principles to content delivery. Section.io automates the setup process for a Varnish installation and gives clients access and control over the configuration. Their platform platform lets clients run their own Varnish Configuration Language (VCL), both in development and in production.

Included features are logs, alerting, usage statistics and SSL. In addition, section.io supports HTTP/2.

Customers of section.io are, or have been: Mazda, Appliances Online, nib, Temple & Webster, Breville, Intrepid Travel, Lorna Jane, Adairs, Australian Geographic, Booktopia, Colorado and I love ugly.

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