Amazon Route53 compared to GlobalDots

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Amazon Route53 and GlobalDots. 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 Amazon Route53 GlobalDots
CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported Fully supported
CDNs Partially supported Fully supported
Data Fully supported Fully supported
Integrated solution Not supported Not supported

CDN balancing (DNS)

CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported Fully supported
Failover Fully supported Fully supported
Selection level Country level, state level (US) N/A

CDNs

CDNs in offer N/A Unknown
PoPs N/A Unknown
Purge All N/A Fully supported
Instant Purge N/A Fully supported
Control panel N/A Fully supported
Origin Push N/A Fully supported
Origin Pull N/A Fully supported
Origin Shield N/A Fully supported
Custom Rules N/A Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol N/A Fully supported
SPDY Protocol N/A Fully supported
Raw Access Logs N/A Fully supported
Real time statistics N/A Fully supported
Online signup N/A Fully supported
API N/A Fully supported
Custom CNAMEs N/A Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates N/A Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates N/A Fully supported
Wildcard SSL Certificates N/A Fully supported
RTMP Streaming N/A Fully supported
Video On Demand (VoD) N/A Fully supported
Storage N/A Fully supported

Data

RUM data Not supported Fully supported
Synthetic data Fully supported Fully supported

Other

Support Phone and Email support (extra charge), Community Forum (free) Phone and Email support
Additional features Domain name registration, other AWS services Hardware, Hosting, DNS, Monitoring, Email delivery, DDoS mitigation

Pricing Amazon Route53 vs GlobalDots

Amazon Route53 GlobalDots
Global flat fee N/A $0,06 per GB overage rate (1TB)

  • $0,055 per GB overage rate (5TB)

  • $0,05 per GB overage rate (10TB)

OR

  • $0,15 per GB overage rate (1.25TB, Starter)

  • $0,10 per GB overage rate (3TB, Professional)

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
Queries Standard Queries

  • $0.400 per million queries (first 1 Billion queries per month)
  • $0.200 per million queries (over 1 Billion queries per month)

Latency Based Routing Queries

  • $0.600 per million queries (first 1 Billion queries per month)
  • $0.300 per million queries (over 1 Billion queries per month)

Geo DNS Queries

  • $0.700 per million queries (first 1 Billion queries per month)
  • $0.350 per million queries (over 1 Billion queries per month)
N/A
Extra costs Traffic Flow:

  • $50 per policy per month

Hosted Zones:

  • $0.50 per zone per month (first 25 zones)
  • $0.10 per zone per month (over 25 zones)

Health Checks:

  • $0.50 per check per month (AWS endpoints)
  • $0.75 per check per month (non-AWS endpoints)

Optional Health Check Features:

  • $1 per feature per month (AWS endpoints)
  • $2 per feature per month (non-AWS endpoints)
Additional websites / zones (5+), Dedicated support, ‘Extra functionality and add-ons’

Amazon ROUTE53 Description

Amazon Route53 is the DNS web service of Amazon Web Services (AWS). It’s part of the larger AWS ecosystem that also includes, among others:

  • Storage: S3, Glacier
  • CDN: Cloudfront
  • Networking: domain name registration, Traffic Flow
  • Databases: DynamoDB, SimpleDB, ElastiCache, Redshift, Kinesis
  • Application services: payments, email service, API gateway, transcoding, queue and notification services
  • Management: directory service, Elastic MapReduce, key management service
  • Deployment: CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk, CodeDeploy
  • Compute: Elastic Compute Cloud, Elastic MapReduce, Lambda

Route53 allows the routing of users both to other AWS services and to non-Amazon infrastructure. Management of the DNS and of other AWS services can be done via a graphical web interface.

Amazon’s Route53 Traffic Flow product enables clients to route traffic according to different preferences, such as Round Robin, latency based routing or Geo DNS. All types come with DNS failover.

Amazon provides a 100% available SLA for Route53, meaning that the company warrants that the service is up and running all the time, every month.

GLOBALDOTS Description

GlobalDots is a large player in the web acceleration industry; they’ve been around for more than 10 years and have offices in the US, Europe and Israel. The company refers to itself as an independent cloud and performance optimisation integration partner, and provides cloud hosting, security, DNS, traffic management, web acceleration, streaming and CDN solutions.

GlobalDots is not a content delivery provider, but a reseller. They provide tailored solutions to customer’s IT challenges, which of course can include content delivery solutions. Customers of the GlobalDots CDN service are signed up with one of the company’s CDN partners, which according to their website is a “major CDN provider” at a price level of a lower tier provider.

Since the actual CDN provider can vary depending on the needs of the customer, there is no uniform overview of the features offered by GlobalDots. Supported features will depend entirely on the CDN partners in the GlobalDots portfolio.

The IaaS portfolio of GlobalDots includes Enhanced DNS and Global Traffic Management. As the company does not disclose which providers it is partnered with, it is unknown which provider(s) take care of the service delivery to the client.

Depending on the client’s needs, and under the assumption that GlobalDots partners with a wide variety of service providers, it is likely that different types of DNS, performance data and CDN solutions are available.

Direct customers of GlobalDots are, or have been:

While, to our knowledge, GlobalDots does not yet resell a multi-CDN provider, their large offering makes it easy to get multiple CDNs, a DNS and a data solution from one place.

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