|CDN balancing (DNS)||Not 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)||Not supported||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||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||Fully 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||Fully supported||N/A|
|Synthetic data||Fully supported||N/A|
|Support||Community forums, knowledge base||CDN support by 3rd party CDN provider; no support from CDNfinder|
|Additional features||New Relic Insights||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|
|Extra costs||New Relic Insights||N/A|
San Francisco-based New Relic was founded by Lew Cirne in 2008, and provides an application performance monitoring (APM) SaaS platform. Since it’s foundation, New Relic has grown rapidly and besides APM now offers Mobile, Server, Browser and Synthetic monitoring. Their analytics platform Insights collects the data from these products and allows clients to gain better insights into the performance of their environment.
More clients of New Relic can be viewed on their website, which includes customer case studies.
The application performance data, and other data monitoring tools of New Relic can be used to control traffic routing within a multi-CDN solution. Based on their monitoring, traffic can be re-routed around under-performing servers, congested PoPs and other network issues.
New Relic is partnered with MaxCDN and Cedexis, demonstrating the relevance of their availability and server resource monitoring products within the CDN and web performance ecosystem.
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.