Leaseweb compared to Fastly

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Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Leaseweb Fastly
PoPs 11 36
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Partially supported Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Not 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 Not supported Fully supported
SPDY Protocol Unknown Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported 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 Additional costs Fully supported
Wildcard SSL Certificates Additional costs Fully supported
Support Email support Slack, IRC and Email support 24/7/365. Plus Community Forum
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Not supported Fully supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Additional costs Not supported

Pricing Leaseweb vs Fastly

Leaseweb Fastly
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) $0.049 per GB for commitment below 50TB $0.12 per GB
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) $0.006 per GB for commitments above 3PB $0.08 per GB (10TB+)
APAC Traffic $0.049 per GB for low volume, $0.038 for high volume
  • Below 10TB: $0.19 per GB
  • 10TB+: $0.14 per GB
LATAM Traffic N/A
  • Below 10TB: $0.28 per GB
  • 10TB+: $0.24 per GB
Extra costs Additional costs for requests after the first 500 million:

  • $0.95 per million requests
$0.0075 - $0.0160 per 10,000 Requests (region dependent pricing)

LEASEWEB Description

LeaseWeb is a global Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider founded in 1997, and a daughter company of OCOM Group. LeaseWeb is a one-stop-shop for a wide range of Internet services such as colocation, cloud hosting, dedicated servers and a CDN solution.

The company is headquartered in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.

LeaseWeb’s network includes 58 ‘PoPs’ and 6 ’SuperPoPs’. In CDN terms however it is the SuperPoPs that we consider to be the regular points-of-presence as we know them: servers where content is cached. The remaining 58 locations are networking PoPs where a request enters the LeaseWeb network, but no content is cached.

Notable customers of LeaseWeb include Kaspersky Lab, Grundig and Twenga.

LeaseWeb hosts the European hub of the Wikimedia Foundation, as part of a €300,000 gift in kind to the foundation. The company was also one of the hosting providers of Megaupload, and in 2013 wiped 630 of their dedicated servers clean of Megaupload user data. LeaseWeb issued a statement explaining their decision, stating there were no requests to to access or retain the data for over a year, and that the company had been running and maintaining the servers at its own expense. Megaupload’s assets were seized by the U.S. government and it could not pay its hosting partners. Petabytes of data were lost forever, and the act is considered a scandal and a betrayal by Megaupload sympathisers. Megaupload’s main hosting partner Carpathia, decided to keep storing the servers at their own expense. While the Carpathia servers are disconnected and stored, the data so far seems protected from destruction.

Through their Community Outreach Project, LeaseWeb supports organisations that combat cybercrime and spam by offering free hosting services. In 2009 the company ran a pilot for preventive filtering of online child porn in cooperation with Swedish company NetClean, the Dutch Ministry of Justice and the Dutch Child Porn Hotline. While from a technological perspective LeaseWeb was pleased with the outcome, there were still some hurdles to be addressed in cooperation with the Dutch National Police Services Agency.

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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