NS1 compared to MetaCDN

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

CDN balancing (DNS)

CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported Additional costs
Failover Fully supported Additional costs
Selection level Country level, state level (US) and AS (NS1 Pulsar) Unknown

CDNs

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

Data

RUM data Fully supported Unknown
Synthetic data Fully supported Unknown

Other

Support 24×7 Email support (Business Plan)

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

Email support (free), Priority support (paid)
Additional features Dedicated DNS, NS1 Pulsar N/A

Pricing NS1 vs MetaCDN

NS1 MetaCDN
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A $0.10 per GB
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A N/A
APAC Traffic N/A $0.14 per GB
LATAM Traffic N/A $0.14 per GB
Queries Depends on the bundle $0.01 per 10,000 Requests
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.

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.

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