MetaCDN compared to NS1

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of MetaCDN and NS1. 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 NS1
CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported Fully supported
CDNs Fully supported Not 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 Country level, state level (US) and AS (NS1 Pulsar)

CDNs

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

Data

RUM data Unknown Fully supported
Synthetic data Unknown Fully supported

Other

Support Email support (free), Priority support (paid) 24×7 Email support (Business Plan)

24×7 Email and Phone support (Pro and Enterprise Plan)

Additional features N/A Dedicated DNS, NS1 Pulsar

Pricing MetaCDN vs NS1

MetaCDN NS1
Global flat fee N/A N/A
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 Depends on the bundle
Extra costs N/A Pulsar, phone support, emergency support and professional services

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.

NSONE Description

NSONE or NS1 is a provider of intelligent DNS and traffic management services. The company is headquartered in New York, and has offices in San Francisco and in Singapore. Founded in 2013 by a team with first-hand experience in building content delivery networks (CDNs), infrastructure APIs and cloud platforms, NSONE came about to enable and improve present day’s dynamic infrastructures.

NS1 leverages infrastructure, network and real time user data to allow customers on their platform to create customised routing setups for a wide variety of applications. They offer data driven traffic management, managed DNS and dedicated DNS. Their product Pulsar is designed for real-time performance-based traffic routing, and offers fully automated traffic management functionality that can be used in a multi-CDN solution.

Note that NS1 does not include a content delivery network in its offering. Customers interested in their services will need to acquire multiple CDNs elsewhere in order to build a multi-CDN solution.

Current and or past customers of NS1 include Yelp, imgur, PulsePoint, onelogin, Algolia, Teridion, Thaifriendly, CDN provider MaxCDN and multi-CDN provider TurboBytes.

The network status of NS1 can be viewed here. The company has had periods of downtime and degraded performance, which have had a direct impact on clients. For more comparative information specifically on DNS performance we recommend websites such as DNSPerf.

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