Peer5


Peer5

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.

Peer5 feature overview

Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Feature Support
PoPs N/A
Purge All N/A
Instant Purge N/A
Control panel Additional costs may apply for this feature
Origin Push N/A
Origin Pull N/A
Origin Shield Feature not supported by Peer5
GZIP Compression Feature fully supported by Peer5
Custom Rules Feature fully supported by Peer5
HTTP/2 Protocol N/A
SPDY Protocol N/A
Raw Access Logs Feature fully supported by Peer5
Real time statistics Additional costs may apply for this feature
Online signup Feature fully supported by Peer5
API Feature fully supported by Peer5
Custom CNAMEs N/A
Shared SSL Certificates N/A
Custom SSL Certificates N/A
Wildcard SSL Certificates N/A
Support None/ online and email/ online, email and skype, based on pricing tier
Video On Demand (VoD) Feature fully supported by Peer5
RTMP Streaming Feature fully supported by Peer5
Multiple CDNs Feature not supported by Peer5
CDN balancing tech Feature not supported by Peer5
Storage Feature not supported by Peer5

Peer5 Price Overview

Peer5 offers 3 pricing models. The first tier is the Starter tier, which offers 5 TB of traffic for $100 per month, this tier does not have support options nor access to real time statistics.

The Pro tier, which is offered for $500 a month provides you with 50 TB of data and in additio, you get access to online/email support, but not the real time statistics.

The last tier Custom can be requested when you have over 500TB of traffic, and has a flexible per TB fee. Additionally, you get access to Skype support, and real-time statistics.

Pricing Information

Global flat fee N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A
APAC Traffic N/A
LATAM Traffic N/A
Extra costs N/A

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