|Purge All||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Instant Purge||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Control panel||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Push||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Pull||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Shield||Fully supported||Not supported|
|GZIP Compression||Fully supported||Unknown|
|Custom Rules||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Fully supported||Not supported|
|SPDY Protocol||Not supported||Not supported|
|Raw Access Logs||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Real time statistics||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Online signup||Fully supported||Not supported|
|API||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management||Purge|
|Custom CNAMEs||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Unknown|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Additional costs|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Support||Slack, IRC and Email support 24/7/365. Plus Community Forum||Email and Phone support|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|RTMP Streaming||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Multiple CDNs||Not supported||Not supported|
|CDN balancing tech||Not supported||Not supported|
|Storage||Not supported||Additional costs|
|Global flat fee||N/A||
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||$0.12 per GB||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||$0.08 per GB (10TB+)||N/A|
|Extra costs||$0.0075 - $0.0160 per 10,000 Requests (region dependent pricing)||N/A|
Founded in 2011, Fastly is a relatively new player in the CDN market. As of 2015, the company has raised $130 million from investors Battery Ventures, IDG Ventures, August Capital, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Amplify Partners and ICONIQ Capital.
Self-proclaimed ‘new generation CDN service’, Fastly offers a full-SSD network and PoPs in North America, Brazil, Europe, APAC and Australia & New Zealand. Their Fastly Cloud Accelerator partnership with Google allows Fastly clients to connect directly to the Google Cloud backbone, and configure a Fastly origin shield in front of their GCE storage bucket. The partnership might be considered a way for both parties to compete with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and their S3 storage solution and Cloudfront CDN service. Other CDN providers participating in the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program are EdgeCast, Highwinds, Level3, Akamai and CloudFlare.
Fastly uses web application accelerator Varnish, and allows clients to upload their custom VCL (Varnish Configuration Language) to the Fastly platform. Currently, there is one alternative to Fastly when it comes to uploading custom VCLs, and that is ‘developer CDN’ section.io.
On-boarding with Fastly is quick & easy and can be done without intervention a sales representative. Their extensive API-tools include purging, stats and config management. For an overview of Fastly’s features, check out the table below or make comparisons with other CDN providers.
Universal CDN or UCDN is a content delivery network by XBT Holding, a global hosting and network solutions provider headquartered in Luxembourg. The company offers a wide array of services, which includes file hosting.
The network map of UCDN is relatively small: according to our information the company has 12 points of presence (PoPs).