NS1 compared to GlobalDots

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of NS1 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 NS1 GlobalDots
CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported Fully supported
CDNs Not supported Fully supported
Data Fully supported Fully supported
Integrated solution Not supported Not supported

CDN balancing (DNS)

CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported Fully supported
Failover Fully supported Fully supported
Selection level Country level, state level (US) and AS (NS1 Pulsar) N/A

CDNs

CDNs in offer N/A Unknown
PoPs N/A Unknown
Purge All N/A Fully supported
Instant Purge N/A Fully supported
Control panel N/A 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 N/A Fully supported
Online signup N/A Fully supported
API N/A 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
Storage N/A Fully supported

Data

RUM data Fully supported Fully 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 Hardware, Hosting, DNS, Monitoring, Email delivery, DDoS mitigation

Pricing NS1 vs GlobalDots

NS1 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) 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 Additional websites / zones (5+), Dedicated support, ‘Extra functionality and add-ons’

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.

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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