|CDN balancing (DNS)||Fully supported||Not supported|
|CDNs||Not supported||Not supported|
|Data||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Integrated solution||Not supported||Not supported|
CDN balancing (DNS)
|CDN balancing (DNS)||Fully supported||N/A|
|Selection level||Country level, state level (US) and AS (NS1 Pulsar)||N/A|
|CDNs in offer||N/A||N/A|
|Control panel||N/A||Fully supported|
|Raw Access Logs||N/A||N/A|
|Real time statistics||N/A||Fully supported|
|Online signup||N/A||Not supported|
|Shared SSL Certificates||N/A||N/A|
|Custom SSL Certificates||N/A||N/A|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||N/A||N/A|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||N/A||N/A|
|RUM data||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Synthetic data||Fully supported||Fully supported|
24×7 Email support (Business Plan)
24×7 Email and Phone support (Pro and Enterprise Plan)
|Phone and Email support|
|Additional features||Dedicated DNS, NS1 Pulsar||DDoS protection|
|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||Pulsar, phone support, emergency support and professional services||N/A|
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.
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.
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.