Peer5 compared to Cloudflare

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Peer5 and Cloudflare. 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 Peer5 Cloudflare
PoPs N/A 71
Purge All N/A Fully supported
Instant Purge N/A Fully supported
Control panel Additional costs Fully supported
Origin Push N/A Not supported
Origin Pull N/A Fully supported
Origin Shield Not supported Additional costs
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol N/A Fully supported
SPDY Protocol N/A Fully supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Additional costs
Real time statistics Additional costs Additional costs
Online signup Fully supported Fully supported
API Fully supported Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs N/A Additional costs
Shared SSL Certificates N/A Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates N/A Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates N/A Not supported
Support None/ online and email/ online, email and skype, based on pricing tier Email support (free), Phone support (Paid)
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 Not supported Not supported

Pricing Peer5 vs Cloudflare

Peer5 Cloudflare
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

Peer5 Description

Peer5 is a peer-to-peer or p2p CDN, which means that for the distribution of content they redirect traffic from user to user. This also means that they do not have their own servers to distribute content from. As a result, a p2p CDN functions differently from a regular CDN. The best use case scenarios are larger livestreams, and/or very localized content. For a closer look at how p2p CDNs work please read this article.

With offices in California and Tel Aviv, Peer5 has built a a p2p CDN that is infinitely scalable, and only uses JavaScript to function. Peer5 uses WebRTC to distribute its content. The Peer5 service is an addition to a standard (multi)CDN setup, but doesn’t replace it. Peer5 also has native integrations with various video players including, but not limited to: Video.js, JWPlayer, Flowplayer, and Kaltura. The infrastructure runs on Google Cloud, Amazon WebServices, and Microsoft Azure to make it more reliable. The content on the streams is divided in chunks and later reconstructed to make the delivery from the p2p structure and edge server easier to balance.

CLOUDFLARE Description

Not to be confused with Amazon Cloudfront, CloudFlare is a San Francisco-based CDN provider founded in 2009.

The company offers a Free plan, which includes a CloudFlare issued SSL certificate. The features included in the Free plan are basic; more become available to Pro, Business and Enterprise customers.

CloudFlare, together with Akamai, Fastly, Highwinds, Level3 and EdgeCast, is part of the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program. As part of the collaboration, 30 CloudFlare points-of-presence (PoPs) are directly connected to the Google Cloud infrastructure. When a content request comes in from a Google Cloud origin it will route directly through the interconnect between both parties rather than through the public Internet. As a result, latency is reduced for origin requests. Clients using Google Cloud also receive a discount to their egress traffic.

CloudFlare serves, and has served notable brands such as Reddit, Ello, Cisco, Zendesk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, OkCupid and eHarmony.

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