CDNfinder compared to Amazon Route53

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

CDN balancing (DNS)

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

CDNs

CDNs in offer 35 (see description) N/A
PoPs Depends on CDNs of choice N/A
Purge All Fully supported N/A
Instant Purge Fully supported N/A
Control panel Fully supported N/A
Origin Push Fully supported N/A
Origin Pull Fully supported N/A
Origin Shield Fully supported N/A
Custom Rules Fully supported N/A
HTTP/2 Protocol Fully supported N/A
SPDY Protocol Fully supported N/A
Raw Access Logs Fully supported N/A
Real time statistics Fully supported N/A
Online signup Fully supported N/A
API Fully supported N/A
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported N/A
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported N/A
Custom SSL Certificates Fully supported N/A
Wildcard SSL Certificates Fully supported N/A
RTMP Streaming Fully supported N/A
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported N/A
Storage Fully supported N/A

Data

RUM data N/A Not supported
Synthetic data N/A Fully supported

Other

Support CDN support by 3rd party CDN provider; no support from CDNfinder Phone and Email support (extra charge), Community Forum (free)
Additional features N/A Domain name registration, other AWS services

Pricing CDNfinder vs Amazon Route53

CDNfinder Amazon Route53
Global flat fee N/A N/A
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 N/A 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)
Extra costs N/A 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)

CDNFINDER Description

CDNfinder is a London-based CDN broker with a large offering of third-party CDNs. The company was founded in 2010, and at the time of writing counts over 100 clients and features 35 providers.

CDNfinder is both an information hub as much as it is a reseller of a variety of CDNs. For customers interested in comparing CDNs, the website provides a decent overview of the different features and network maps. Not all providers discussed on CDNfinder are resold by them directly. Some CDNs can be ’purchased’ directly via the site while for others a quote can be requested. A third group of CDNs cannot be acquired via CDNfinder, though if the pricing is public it will be included in the description.

An overview of the CDNs on CDNfinder, in no particular order:

Direct purchase via CDNfinder.com

*the website of CDNworld is currently under maintenance. CDNworld seems to be CDNfinder’s own CDN service; both are part of Zerouno Limited. We’ll update this section when more information becomes available.

Quote can be requested from CDNfinder.com

Listed but not resold via CDNfinder.com

As CDN brokers deal in ‘bulk’ they can negotiate better pricing with CDN providers. Acquiring a CDN via them can be interesting for smaller clients with a limited amount of traffic. When working with a CDN broker it is important to mind who is responsible for support and the SLA.

CDNfinder does not seem to provide discounted deals when purchasing multiple CDNs from them. We recommend clients interested in doing so to reach out to their sales team for a custom quote.

The feature overview below covers the amalgamation of the 35 different providers on CDNfinder. Technically all features are available through the broker, though individual differences may apply per CDN provider.

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.

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