G-Core compared to Highwinds

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of G-Core and Highwinds. 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 G-Core Highwinds
PoPs 36 52
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Unknown Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Fully 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 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 Partially 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 Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Fully supported Additional costs
Support Phone, Chat and Email support E-mail and Phone support
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Fully supported Additional costs
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Fully supported
Storage Fully supported Fully supported

Pricing G-Core vs Highwinds

G-Core Highwinds
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A N/A
APAC Traffic N/A N/A
LATAM Traffic N/A N/A
Extra costs N/A N/A

G-CORE LABS Description

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.

Clients of G-Core are Wargaming, Beeline, Avito, gaming and e-Sports live streaming platform Hitbox, and native advertising network Adnow.

HIGHWINDS Description

Highwinds, or Highwinds Network Group, Inc. is a content delivery provider headquartered in Florida, US. The company was founded in 2002, and it owns and operates its own network called RollingThunder.

While serving businesses from every segment, Highwinds has a strong focus on the games industry. Notable customers include, or have included game publishers Valve, Wargaming, CCP Games and Renatus Media. Other clients of the Highwinds CDN are Facebook LiveRail, Fun.com, PBS (Public Broadcasting Service), Giphy, Yashi and Hudl.

Features in the Highwinds portfolio cover, among others: (live) streaming, site acceleration, cloud storage and colocation. Read more about Highwinds’ features in the overview below.

Highwinds participates in the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program. The company has established private interconnects between 28 of its own points-of-presence and Google’s Edge locations. These links provide low(er) latency routes between the infrastructures of both parties, and increased reliability when compared to content travelling over the public Internet. The peering agreements between Google and Highwinds are especially interesting for Highwinds customers who use the Google Cloud Platform as their origin. Additionally, the costs of egress traffic over the interconnects are reduced for Google customers. Other CDN providers that partake in Google’s Interconnect program are Akamai, Fastly, CloudFlare, Level3 and EdgeCast.

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HIGHWINDS Resellers

Highwinds works with resellers to distribute its services to clients. One of these reseller partners is Warpcache, who offer the Highwinds CDN both separately and in combination with other CDNs, in an integrated multi-CDN solution. For more information about Highwinds services and pricing, get in touch with Warpcache here.

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