|Purge All||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Instant Purge||Unknown||Fully supported|
|Control panel||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Push||Fully 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||Fully 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||Fully supported||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management|
|Custom CNAMEs||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Support||Phone, Chat and Email support||Slack, IRC and Email support 24/7/365. Plus Community Forum|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|RTMP Streaming||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Multiple CDNs||Not supported||Not supported|
|CDN balancing tech||Not supported||Not supported|
|Storage||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Global flat fee||N/A||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||N/A||$0.12 per GB|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||N/A||$0.08 per GB (10TB+)|
|Extra costs||N/A||$0.0075 - $0.0160 per 10,000 Requests (region dependent pricing)|
G-Core, or G-Core Labs S.A. is an IT solutions provider based in Luxembourg, with offices in Moscow, Minsk and Perm. In 2017 G-Core Labs acquired SkyparkCDN. The company offers a variety of services such as peering network, hosting and CDN services. G-Core was founded in 2014 by the team behind Wargaming Interactive, the Russian game development studio of World of Tanks and World of Warships.
Developed to support online gaming, G-Core’s core KPIs are low latency, high availability and cost optimisation. From their experience with the Wargaming user base, a gaming-tailored CDN and IT infrastructure emerged that is both suitable for gaming parties, as well as clients in any other web content industry. G-core’s infrastructure was the backbone for the world record of (‘Most Players Online Simultaneously on one MOG Server’), officially awarded to Wargaming, for serving 1.114.000 gamers simultaneously.
G-Core is what we consider a local or regional CDN provider and focuses on the Russia and CIS region. With 15 PoPs spread across all regions in Russia and CIS, the company aims to provide the most optimal content delivery to gamers and web users in the area. However, they have also expanded outside of Russia and the CIS region with PoPs in Europe, North-America, and Asia for a total of 36 PoPs.
Next to their CDN services, G-Core provides cloud hosting, co-location, DDoS protection, private information policy assistance and a wide range of support services to their clients. G-Core uses OpenStack to manage their networking, compute and storage resources.
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.