Level3 compared to CDN77

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Level3 and CDN77. We hope this helps you compare these two Content Delivery Networks. You can find additional tips that help you select the right CDN here.

Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Level3 CDN77
PoPs 98 32
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Not instant 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 Not supported Fully supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Additional costs
Real time statistics Fully supported Fully supported
Online signup Not supported Fully supported
API Unknown Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Wildcard SSL Certificates Unknown Fully supported
Support
  • Email and Phone support
  • Level3’s CDN Enhanced Support (paid)
Phone, Skype, Chat and Email support
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Fully supported Not supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Additional costs Free up to 50GB

Pricing Level3 vs CDN77

Level3 CDN77
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A $0.049 per GB
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A $0.035 per GB (101TB+)
APAC Traffic N/A $0.125 per GB
LATAM Traffic N/A $0.185 per GB
Extra costs N/A N/A

LEVEL3 Description

Level3 Communications is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and a provider of telecommunication services. The company was founded in 1885 and is currently headquartered in Colorado, in the United States. The Level3 brand is well-known; the company operates a large, physical network of the Internet and offers a wide range of networking services. Level3 is the network, and it owns a Tier 1 backbone and operates its own points-of-presence (PoPs). One notable customer of Level3 is Netflix.

Level3 has made some notable acquisitions, including companies such as Black Lotus (DDoS protection), TW Telecom (business Internet solutions), Genuity (AS1) and the CDN services business of Savvis - a subsidiary of CenturyLink that provides hosting and colocation services. The CDN was acquired in 2006 and is run by Level3 to this day. In 2016 Level3 has been acquired by CenturyLink.

Additional CDN-related services by Level3 include DDoS protection, SSL, Encryption, Geo Blocking, (live) video streaming and website acceleration.

Together with Fastly, CloudFlare, Highwinds, Akamai and EdgeCast, Level3 is part of the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program. The interconnection agreement between the backbones of both parties will benefit customers on both sides; traffic over these interconnects enjoys reduced latency and increased reliability compared to the public Internet. Clients using a Google Cloud origin receive a discount to their egress traffic when peering with Level3 or any other CDN that is part of the collaboration.

Level3 does not publish customer information. CDN overview has located some of customers of the CDN service, such as CloudVPS. We’ll keep the list updated.

CDN77 Description

In 2011, CDN provider CDN77 was founded with the aim of building a CDN that was ‘transparent, fast and flexible’ and to make it suitable for developers. It was originally built on top of OnApp but since the end of 2014, they operate their own infrastructure.

The provider is headquartered in the United Kingdom in London, and have another office in Prague, Czech Republic.

On-boarding with CDN77 is quick and easy and can be done autonomously via the website. They offer a 14-day free trial, no creditcard required.

Since March 2016, CDN77 has implemented Google’s Brotli compression, an effective compression algorithm for common assets like CSS files, HTML and Javascript. Brotli is said to better reduce data size compared to GZIP by up to 40%.

CDN77’s customer portfolio includes CentOS, Gentoo, phpMyAdmin, Hubble Space Telescope, European Space Agency, R2 Games, Gajin, Rambler.ru, Victorinox, Scania.

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