KeyCDN compared to Highwinds

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of KeyCDN 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 KeyCDN Highwinds
PoPs 24 52
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Fully supported 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 Fully supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Fully supported
Real time statistics Fully supported Fully supported
Online signup Fully supported Partially supported
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management 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 Email and Phone 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 KeyCDN vs Highwinds

KeyCDN Highwinds
Global flat fee $0,04 per GB (first 10TB) N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) $0,04 per GB N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) $0,02 per GB (500TB+) N/A
APAC Traffic $0,04 per GB N/A
LATAM Traffic $0,04 per GB N/A
Extra costs Additional zones (above 5), storage for push N/A

KEYCDN Description

KeyCDN is CDN provider from Switzerland with 24 points-of-presence (PoPs) worldwide, and 8 more PoPs planned. The CDN service is part of proinity GmbH, a Swiss IT services company that’s also behind image optimiser Optimus.

KeyCDN was founded in 2012 by Jonas Krummenacher and Sven Baumgartner. Their network is non-federated; the entire infrastructure is owned by KeyCDN.

The provider’s feature offering includes two-factor authentication, DDOS protection, origin shield, real-time reporting and more than 24 CMS integrations such as with WordPress, Magento and Joomla.

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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