Streamroot compared to Cloudflare

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Streamroot 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 Streamroot Cloudflare
PoPs N/A 71
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

Pricing Streamroot vs Cloudflare

Streamroot 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

Streamroot Description

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.

Streamroot was founded in 2014 and has offices in both Paris and in New York. Some customer that are worth mentioning are Canal+, and Eurosport.

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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