Internap compared to Cloudflare

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Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Internap Cloudflare
PoPs 19 71
Purge All Unknown 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 Not supported Additional costs
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 Unknown Additional costs
Real time statistics Fully supported Additional costs
Online signup Not supported Fully supported
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Unknown Additional costs
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Fully supported Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Not supported Not supported
Support Email and Phone support Email support (free), Phone support (Paid)
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Not supported
RTMP Streaming Fully supported Not supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Fully supported Not supported

Pricing Internap vs Cloudflare

Internap Cloudflare
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

INTERNAP Description

Internap (Internap Network Services Corp.) is a large Internet infrastructure provider based in Atlanta, Georgia, US that has been around since 1996. The company offers data centre services, Internet Protocol (IP) services, colocation, virtual and bare metal cloud hosting and CDN services. Their trio of enterprise IP optimisation, CDN and TCP acceleration is geared to deliver an optimal end-user experience.

Acquisitions by Internap have been:

  • CO Space (2000) - telco and datacenter services
  • VPNX.com (2003) - VPN technology, formerly known as Switchsoft Systems
  • VitalStream Holdings Inc. (2007) - CDN services, digital media storage
  • Voxel Holdings Inc. (2012) - enterprise cloud and hosting
  • iWeb (2013) - cloud hosting

In 2014 Internap announced their commercially available OpenStack compute service named AgileCLOUD. The cloud service exposes the native OpenStack API and provides integrated hybridisation functionality to address a wide range of client needs. The Internap AgileCLOUD is included in the OpenStack Marketplace.

Internap was founded in 1996 and delivers CDN services to customers such as Hi-Rez Studios, Georgia Institute of Technology, Boinc, engage:BDR, Vermont Teddy Bear and Rhapsody.

CLOUDFLARE Description

Not to be confused with Amazon Cloudfront, CloudFlare is a San Francisco-based CDN provider founded in 2009.

The company offers a Free plan, which includes a CloudFlare issued SSL certificate. The features included in the Free plan are basic; more become available to Pro, Business and Enterprise customers.

CloudFlare, together with Akamai, Fastly, Highwinds, Level3 and EdgeCast, is part of the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program. As part of the collaboration, 30 CloudFlare points-of-presence (PoPs) are directly connected to the Google Cloud infrastructure. When a content request comes in from a Google Cloud origin it will route directly through the interconnect between both parties rather than through the public Internet. As a result, latency is reduced for origin requests. Clients using Google Cloud also receive a discount to their egress traffic.

CloudFlare serves, and has served notable brands such as Reddit, Ello, Cisco, Zendesk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, OkCupid and eHarmony.

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