Highwinds compared to G-Core

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Highwinds and G-Core. 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 Highwinds G-Core
PoPs 52 22
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Fully supported Unknown
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully 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 Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Not 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 Partially supported Fully supported
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management Fully supported
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Additional costs Fully supported
Wildcard SSL Certificates Additional costs Fully supported
Support E-mail and Phone support Unknown
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Additional costs Fully supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Fully supported Not supported
Storage Fully supported Fully supported

Pricing Highwinds vs G-Core

Highwinds G-Core
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A $0.045 per GB for commitment below 10TB
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A $0.025 per GB for commitment above 750TB
APAC Traffic N/A Same as North-America and Europe
LATAM Traffic N/A N/A
Extra costs N/A N/A

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.

G-CORE Description

G-Core, or G-Core Labs S.A. is an IT solutions provider based in Luxembourg. 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 is what we consider a local or regional CDN provider and focuses on the Russia and CIS region. With 12 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.

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 and gaming and e-Sports live streaming platform Hitbox.

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