Level3 compared to SwiftServe

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Level3 and SwiftServe. 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 SwiftServe
PoPs 98 19
Purge All Fully supported Unknown
Instant Purge Not instant Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Not supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Fully supported Not 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 Fully supported Fully supported
Real time statistics Fully supported Fully supported
Online signup Not supported Not supported
API Unknown Statistics
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Upon request
Custom SSL Certificates Fully supported Upon request
Wildcard SSL Certificates Unknown Unknown
Support
  • Email and Phone support
  • Level3’s CDN Enhanced Support (paid)
Email support
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Fully supported Fully supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Additional costs Not supported

Pricing Level3 vs SwiftServe

Level3 SwiftServe
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

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.

SWIFTSERVE Description

SwiftServe is a Singapore-based CDN provider that was founded as a joint-venture by Versio4 Ltd (software, web and mobile product development) and Conversant PTE Ltd (product offering and support services).

The provider has a strong presence in South-East Asia, with customers such as Singapore Airlines, Starhub, True Corporation and Singtel in their portfolio. SwiftServe also has a reseller offering, a dedicated service under the name of SwiftCDN that allows Network Service Providers to sell the CDN under their own brand. Known resellers of SwiftServe are Telin (Telekomunikasi Indonesia International) and Chunghwa Telecom.

SwiftServe offers web acceleration, large file download, hybrid CDN, transparent caching, video streaming and site optimisation and security. Their network is not published on the website, and we have no information on their point-of-presence (PoPs) coverage.

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