Fastly compared to Warpcache

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Fastly and Warpcache. We hope this helps you compare these two Content Delivery Networks. You can find additional tips that help you select the right CDN here.

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Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Fastly Warpcache
PoPs 28 2270+
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Fully supported Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Not supported Not supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Fully supported Fully supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Fully supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Fully supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Fully supported
Real time statistics Fully supported Fully supported
Online signup Fully supported Fully supported
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Partially supported Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Partially supported Additional costs
Support IRC and Email support. Community Forum Phone, Skype, Chat and Email support
Video On Demand (VoD) Not supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Not supported Not supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Fully supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Fully supported
Storage Not supported Upon request

Pricing Fastly vs Warpcache

Fastly Warpcache
Global flat fee N/A $0.08 per GB (below 50TB) $0.06 per GB (50TB+)
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) $0.12 per GB N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) $0.08 per GB (10TB+) N/A
APAC Traffic $0.19 per GB N/A
LATAM Traffic $0.28 per GB N/A
Extra costs $0.0075 - $0.0160 per 10,000 Requests (region dependent pricing) N/A

FASTLY Description

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.

Notable customers of Fastly include Twitter, Wired, Kickstarter, Rakuten, Etsy, Shazam, Yelp, GitHub, Firebase, Cloudera, Stripe, New Relic and Imgur.

WARPCACHE Description

Warpcache is a multi-CDN provider founded in 2015 and based in the Netherlands. The company strives to make multi-CDN accessible to both businesses big and small, and just as easy-to-use as a single CDN solution.

The Warpcache multi-CDN solution is called Warpcache. Warpcache uses Real User Measurements or RUM data and DNS-based loadbalancing to find, and select the best performing CDN per request. Current CDN partners of the company include Akamai, EdgeCast, Highwinds, Hibernia, MaxCDN, Comcast, ChinaCache, G-Core, Quantil and Medianova. Warpcache offers these providers in a multi-CDN solution or separately, as a single-CDN service.

With their API-first approach to development, customers can access and control their environment just as easily via the API as they can via the Control Panel. A wide variety of functionality is supported, including: instant purge and purge all, access logs, SSL, custom rules, debugging for multiple CDNs - and more! The pop map is limited to Warpcache’s standard mix. Warpcache is the company behind CDN Overview.

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