CDNfinder compared to AppDynamics

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

CDN balancing (DNS)

CDN balancing (DNS) N/A N/A
Failover N/A N/A
Selection level N/A N/A

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 Fully supported
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 Fully supported
Online signup Fully supported Fully supported
API Fully supported Fully supported
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 Fully supported
Synthetic data N/A Fully supported

Other

Support CDN support by 3rd party CDN provider; no support from CDNfinder Phone and Email support
Additional features N/A N/A

Pricing CDNfinder vs AppDynamics

CDNfinder AppDynamics
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 N/A
Extra costs N/A N/A

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.

AppDynamics Description

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.

Notable customers of AppDynamics are, or were UBS, Net-a-Porter, DIRECTV, NASDAQ, The Container Store , Sony, eHarmony, Cisco, Overstock, Expedia Affiliate Network and Hallmark.

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.

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