|Purge All||Fully supported||Unknown|
|Instant Purge||Fully supported||Unknown|
|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||Fully supported|
|Custom Rules||Fully supported||Not supported|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Not supported||Not 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||Create a ticket|
|API||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management||Unknown|
|Custom CNAMEs||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Partially supported||Fully supported|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Partially supported||Not supported|
|Support||IRC and Email support. Community Forum||24⁄7 Phone, Email and Chat support|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Not supported||Fully supported|
|RTMP Streaming||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Multiple CDNs||Not supported||Fully supported|
|CDN balancing tech||Not supported||Not supported|
|Storage||Not supported||Fully supported|
|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|
|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)||
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.
WebMobi Network Solutions, or just WebMobi, is a digital media content delivery provider that delivers content to the web and mobile platforms. The company is based in Kerala, India and has 17 PoPs in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. Their edge locations are mostly concentrated in the US and despite being headquartered in India, the company only has 1 PoP the country, in the city of Cochin.
Presenting itself as a one-stop-shop for all things media delivery, WebMobi offers on-demand ‘packages’ that include bandwidth, storage and transcoding and recording minutes. There are two versions of the packages: standard and premium. The premium package includes transcoding and recording.
According to the WebMobi site, the company offers static content delivery as well. Bandwidth however, always seems to be sold in combination with storage.