|Purge All||N/A||Fully supported|
|Instant Purge||N/A||Fully supported|
|Control panel||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Push||N/A||Not supported|
|Origin Pull||N/A||Fully supported|
|Origin Shield||Not supported||Additional costs|
|GZIP Compression||N/A||Fully supported|
|Custom Rules||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||N/A||Fully supported|
|SPDY Protocol||N/A||Fully supported|
|Raw Access Logs||Not supported||Additional costs|
|Real time statistics||Fully supported||Additional costs|
|Online signup||Not supported||Fully supported|
|API||Not 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||Unknown||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|
|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|
Streamroot 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.
Streamroot has multiple innovations incorporated in in its ‘Streamroot DNA’ (p2p) technology. These innovations help with improving the capabilities of the p2p network, these include dynamic multi sourcing with intelligent assembling of content, as well as micro-cashing for more a more efficient network. Additionally, Streamroot are one of the first companies to offer a fixed price infrastructure.
Streamroot DNA is also already integrated with multiple other services including but not limited to, Unified Streaming and elemental for packaging, Widevine and Playready for DRM, Fastly, Level3 and Akamai for CDNs, JWPlayer, Brightcove and Flowplayer for video players, and the infrastructure on Nice People at Work for the Analytics. The service is compatible with the most popular streaming formats like MPEG-DASH and HLS.
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.