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.
|Control panel||Feature not supported by Streamroot|
|Origin Shield||Feature not supported by Streamroot|
|Custom Rules||Feature fully supported by Streamroot|
|Raw Access Logs||Feature not supported by Streamroot|
|Real time statistics||Feature fully supported by Streamroot|
|Online signup||Feature not supported by Streamroot|
|API||Feature not supported by Streamroot|
|Shared SSL Certificates||N/A|
|Custom SSL Certificates||N/A|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||N/A|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Feature fully supported by Streamroot|
|RTMP Streaming||Feature fully supported by Streamroot|
|Multiple CDNs||Feature not supported by Streamroot|
|CDN balancing tech||Feature not supported by Streamroot|
|Storage||Feature not supported by Streamroot|
Streamroot offers a flat fee for unlimited bandwith, but does not share any pricing information online.
|Global flat fee||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||N/A|