NS1 compared to Deepfield

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of NS1 and Deepfield. 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 NS1 Deepfield
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
Failover Fully supported N/A
Selection level Country level, state level (US) and AS (NS1 Pulsar) N/A

CDNs

CDNs in offer N/A N/A
PoPs N/A N/A
Purge All N/A N/A
Instant Purge N/A N/A
Control panel N/A Fully supported
Origin Push N/A N/A
Origin Pull N/A N/A
Origin Shield N/A N/A
Custom Rules N/A N/A
HTTP/2 Protocol N/A N/A
SPDY Protocol N/A N/A
Raw Access Logs N/A N/A
Real time statistics N/A Fully supported
Online signup N/A Not supported
API N/A Fully supported
Custom CNAMEs N/A N/A
Shared SSL Certificates N/A N/A
Custom SSL Certificates N/A N/A
Wildcard SSL Certificates N/A N/A
RTMP Streaming N/A N/A
Video On Demand (VoD) N/A N/A
Storage N/A N/A

Data

RUM data Fully supported Not supported
Synthetic data Fully supported Fully supported

Other

Support 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

Pricing NS1 vs Deepfield

NS1 Deepfield
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
APAC Traffic N/A N/A
LATAM Traffic N/A N/A
Queries Depends on the bundle N/A
Extra costs Pulsar, phone support, emergency support and professional services N/A

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.

Deepfield Description

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.

Customers of DeepField are, or have been A10 Networks, Telecom Argentina and Internet2.

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.

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