|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 in offer||N/A||Edgecast, Fastly, Amazon Cloudfront|
|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|
|Shared SSL Certificates||N/A||Additional costs|
|Custom SSL Certificates||N/A||Additional costs|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||N/A||Additional costs|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||N/A||StreamShark|
|RUM data||Fully supported||Unknown|
|Synthetic data||Fully supported||Unknown|
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|
|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 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.
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.