MetaCDN compared to GlobalDots

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

CDN balancing (DNS)

CDN balancing (DNS) Additional costs Fully supported
Failover Additional costs Fully supported
Selection level Unknown N/A

CDNs

CDNs in offer Edgecast, Fastly, Amazon Cloudfront Unknown
PoPs 120+ Unknown
Purge All Unknown Fully supported
Instant Purge Fully supported Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Not supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Not supported Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Fully supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Fully supported
Raw Access Logs Not supported Fully supported
Real time statistics Fully supported Fully supported
Online signup Fully supported Fully supported
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management Fully supported
Custom CNAMEs Unknown Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Additional costs Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Additional costs Fully supported
Wildcard SSL Certificates Additional costs Fully supported
RTMP Streaming StreamShark Fully supported
Video On Demand (VoD) StreamShark Fully supported
Storage Additional costs Fully supported

Data

RUM data Unknown Fully supported
Synthetic data Unknown Fully supported

Other

Support Email support (free), Priority support (paid) Phone and Email support
Additional features N/A Hardware, Hosting, DNS, Monitoring, Email delivery, DDoS mitigation

Pricing MetaCDN vs GlobalDots

MetaCDN GlobalDots
Global flat fee N/A $0,06 per GB overage rate (1TB)

  • $0,055 per GB overage rate (5TB)

  • $0,05 per GB overage rate (10TB)

OR

  • $0,15 per GB overage rate (1.25TB, Starter)

  • $0,10 per GB overage rate (3TB, Professional)

NA/EU Traffic (low volume) $0.10 per GB N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A N/A
APAC Traffic $0.14 per GB N/A
LATAM Traffic $0.14 per GB N/A
Queries $0.01 per 10,000 Requests N/A
Extra costs N/A Additional websites / zones (5+), Dedicated support, ‘Extra functionality and add-ons’

METACDN Description

Melbourne-based MetaCDN was founded in 2011, and offers a multi-CDN solution which leverages the networks of Edgecast, Fastly and Amazon Cloudfront.

In 2015 MetaCDN rebranded their video-on-demand (VOD) and streaming services platform to StreamShark.

MetaCDN offers on-demand bundles in three tiers: Basic, Lite and Pro. Enterprise bundles are available upon request. Customers pay a monthly fee which covers traffic credits, number of sites and a set of features (varies per tier). Not all bundles include multi-CDN.

Former and or currect clients of MetaCDN are Sony, Harvard Business School, City of Melbourne and University of Melbourne.

GLOBALDOTS Description

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.

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