Highwinds, or Highwinds Network Group, Inc. is a content delivery provider headquartered in Florida, US. The company was founded in 2002, and it owns and operates its own network called RollingThunder. In 2017, Highwinds was acquired by StackPath.
While serving businesses from every segment, Highwinds has a strong focus on the games industry. Notable customers include, or have included game publishers Valve, Wargaming, CCP Games and Renatus Media. Other clients of the Highwinds CDN are Facebook LiveRail, Fun.com, PBS (Public Broadcasting Service), Giphy, Yashi and Hudl.
Features in the Highwinds portfolio cover, among others: (live) streaming, site acceleration, cloud storage and colocation. Read more about Highwinds’ features in the overview below.
Highwinds participates in the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program. The company has established private interconnects between 28 of its own points-of-presence and Google’s Edge locations. These links provide low(er) latency routes between the infrastructures of both parties, and increased reliability when compared to content travelling over the public Internet. The peering agreements between Google and Highwinds are especially interesting for Highwinds customers who use the Google Cloud Platform as their origin. Additionally, the costs of egress traffic over the interconnects are reduced for Google customers. Other CDN providers that partake in Google’s Interconnect program are Akamai, Fastly, CloudFlare, Level3 and EdgeCast.
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Highwinds works with resellers to distribute its services to clients. One of these reseller partners is Warpcache, who offer the Highwinds CDN both separately and in combination with other CDNs, in an integrated multi-CDN solution. For more information about Highwinds services and pricing, get in touch with Warpcache here.
|Purge All||Feature fully supported by Highwinds|
|Instant Purge||Feature fully supported by Highwinds|
|Control panel||Feature fully supported by Highwinds|
|Origin Push||Feature fully supported by Highwinds|
|Origin Pull||Feature fully supported by Highwinds|
|Origin Shield||Feature fully supported by Highwinds|
|GZIP Compression||Feature fully supported by Highwinds|
|Custom Rules||Feature fully supported by Highwinds|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Feature not supported by Highwinds|
|SPDY Protocol||Feature not supported by Highwinds|
|Raw Access Logs||Feature fully supported by Highwinds|
|Real time statistics||Feature fully supported by Highwinds|
|Online signup||Feature partially supported by Highwinds|
|API||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management|
|Custom CNAMEs||Feature fully supported by Highwinds|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Feature fully supported by Highwinds|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
|Support||E-mail and Phone support|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Feature fully supported by Highwinds|
|RTMP Streaming||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
|Multiple CDNs||Feature not supported by Highwinds|
|CDN balancing tech||Feature fully supported by Highwinds|
|Storage||Feature fully supported by Highwinds|
Highwinds offers custom CDN pricing only and no information is available on the website. Customers interested in one of the Highwinds products are to get in touch with their sales team.
|Global flat fee||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||N/A|