|CDN balancing (DNS)||Fully supported||Not supported|
|CDNs||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Data||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Integrated solution||Not supported||Not supported|
CDN balancing (DNS)
|CDN balancing (DNS)||Fully supported||N/A|
|Selection level||Country level, state level (US)||N/A|
|CDNs in offer||N/A||35 (see description)|
|PoPs||N/A||Depends on CDNs of choice|
|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|
|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||N/A|
|Synthetic data||Fully supported||N/A|
|Support||Community, Phone and Email support||CDN support by 3rd party CDN provider; no support from CDNfinder|
|Additional features||Email delivery, domain registration, remote access, Internet intelligence||N/A|
|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|
|Queries||Depends on the bundle||N/A|
|Extra costs||Traffic director, active failover, additional zones (bundled), Internet intelligence||N/A|
Dyn is a web performance management company headquartered in New Hampshire, USA with offices in San Francisco, England, and Australia. Dyn started out in 2001 as an open-source project by former Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) undergrads Jeremy Hitchcock, Tom Daly, Tim Wilde and Chris Reinhardt. Originally, the company went by the name Dynamic DNS Network Services Incorporated.
Nowadays, Dyn provides services such as data traffic management, dynamic DNS, geoDNS, Internet intelligence and domain registration. When building a multi-CDN solution using Dyn, their traffic manager and DNS are needed, and their Internet intelligence product.
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.