|CDN balancing (DNS)||Not supported||Fully supported|
|CDNs||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Data||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Integrated solution||Not supported||Not supported|
CDN balancing (DNS)
|CDN balancing (DNS)||N/A||Fully supported|
|CDNs in offer||N/A||Unknown|
|Purge All||N/A||Fully supported|
|Instant Purge||N/A||Fully supported|
|Control panel||Fully supported||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||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Online signup||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|API||Fully supported||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|
|RUM data||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Synthetic data||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Support||Phone and Email support||Phone and Email support|
|Additional features||N/A||Hardware, Hosting, DNS, Monitoring, Email delivery, DDoS mitigation|
|Global flat fee||N/A||
$0,06 per GB overage rate (1TB)
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||N/A||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||N/A||N/A|
|Extra costs||N/A||Additional websites / zones (5+), Dedicated support, ‘Extra functionality and add-ons’|
AppDynamics is a San Francisco-based IT operations analytics and application performance management (APM) provider. The company was founded in 2008 by Jyoti Bansal, who worked for APM tech provider Wily Technologies (now part of CA Technologies) prior to founding AppDynamics. Their services are centred around monitoring and managing the availability and performance of applications within a broad IT environment.
AppDynamics has numerous offices around the world, in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Australia, Singapore, India and Japan.
Solutions offered by AppDynamics include, but are not limited to real-user monitoring (RUM) for browser and mobile, synthetic monitoring, database and server monitoring and application analytics.
AppDynamics got into hot water with CA Technologies, who filed a patent infringement suit against the company over their APM technology. CA Technologies had acquired the patents through their acquisition of Wily Technologies in 2006, the same company where Bansal had worked on the design and development of their performance management products. The dispute was settled two years later in favour of CA Technologies. Under a similar claim that Wily Technologies patents had been infringed on, CA Technologies went after New Relic in 2012.
While AppDynamics monitoring solution includes synthetic data and RUM data, we do not know whether their platform is suitable to use within a multi-CDN solution.
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.