|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||Not 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||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Synthetic data||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Support||Phone and Email support||Phone and Email support|
|Additional features||DDoS protection||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’|
DeepField Networks is a network intelligence company founded in 2011 by Arbor Networks founder Craig Labovitz and Joe Eggleston. Coming out of stealth mode in with their tool in 2012, the company has been running operations from their headquarters in Michigan, United States.
The DeepField Cloud Intelligence monitoring tool allows clients to keep track of their network performance, peering traffic and CDN traffic. Metrics like throughput, traffic volume and latency are visualised in a dashboard.
The Cloud Genome component of Cloud Intelligence maps a variety of Internet services such as sites, cloud stores and CDNs and gives deeper insights into the entire content delivery chain.
Next to performance monitoring and the Cloud Genome tech, DeepField also offers DeepField Defender, a DDoS protection service.
While Deepfield’s intelligence includes synthetic monitoring data, we do not know if their platform is suitable for a multi-CDN setup. In addition, as DeepField does not provide a loadbalancing or CDN balancing service, nor CDNs, more is needed to make their data actionable 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.