Internap compared to Fastly

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Internap and Fastly. 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 Internap Fastly
PoPs 19 28
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 Fully supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Not supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Unknown Fully supported
Real time statistics Fully supported Fully supported
Online signup Not supported Fully supported
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Unknown Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Fully supported Partially supported
Wildcard SSL Certificates Not supported Partially supported
Support Email and Phone support IRC and Email support. Community Forum
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 Fastly

Internap Fastly
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+)
APAC Traffic N/A $0.19 per GB
LATAM Traffic N/A $0.28 per GB
Extra costs N/A $0.0075 - $0.0160 per 10,000 Requests (region dependent pricing)

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.

FASTLY Description

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.

Notable customers of Fastly include Twitter, Wired, Kickstarter, Rakuten, Etsy, Shazam, Yelp, GitHub, Firebase, Cloudera, Stripe, New Relic and Imgur.

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