NS1 compared to Speedyrails

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of NS1 and Speedyrails. 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 Speedyrails
CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported Fully supported
CDNs Not supported Fully supported
Data Fully supported Not 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 EdgeCast
PoPs N/A 80+
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 Not supported
SPDY Protocol N/A Not supported
Raw Access Logs N/A Fully 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 Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates N/A Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates N/A Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates N/A Additional costs
RTMP Streaming N/A Fully supported
Video On Demand (VoD) N/A Fully supported
Storage N/A Additional costs

Data

RUM data Fully supported Not supported
Synthetic data Fully supported Not 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 Managed hosting, Ruby on Rails hosting, Plesk hosting, dedicated servers, EdgeCast DNS

Pricing NS1 vs Speedyrails

NS1 Speedyrails
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A Global Standard

  • First 1TB per month: 0.15 per GB
  • First 9TB per month: 0.12 per GB
  • First 40TB per month: 0.10 per GB
  • First 50TB per month: 0.08 per GB
  • First 150TB per month: 0.07 per GB
  • Over 250TB per month: 0.06 per GB

Global Premium

  • First 1TB per month: 0.15 per GB
  • First 9TB per month: 0.12 per GB
  • First 40TB per month: 0.10 per GB
  • First 50TB per month: 0.08 per GB
  • First 150TB per month: 0.07 per GB
  • Over 250TB per month: 0.06 per GB

Global Premium LATAM

  • First 1TB per month: 0.15 per GB
  • First 9TB per month: 0.12 per GB
  • First 40TB per month: 0.10 per GB
  • First 50TB per month: 0.08 per GB
  • First 150TB per month: 0.07 per GB
  • Over 250TB per month: 0.06 per GB
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A N/A
APAC Traffic N/A Global Standard

  • First 1TB per month: 0.15 per GB
  • First 9TB per month: 0.12 per GB
  • First 40TB per month: 0.10 per GB
  • First 50TB per month: 0.08 per GB
  • First 150TB per month: 0.07 per GB
  • Over 250TB per month: 0.06 per GB

Global Premium

  • First 1TB per month: 0.20 per GB
  • First 9TB per month: 0.17 per GB
  • First 40TB per month: 0.15 per GB
  • First 50TB per month: 0.13 per GB
  • First 150TB per month: 0.12 per GB
  • Over 250TB per month: 0.11 per GB

Global Premium LATAM

  • First 1TB per month: 0.20 per GB
  • First 9TB per month: 0.17 per GB
  • First 40TB per month: 0.15 per GB
  • First 50TB per month: 0.13 per GB
  • First 150TB per month: 0.12 per GB
  • Over 250TB per month: 0.11 per GB
LATAM Traffic N/A Global Standard

  • First 1TB per month: 0.15 per GB
  • First 9TB per month: 0.12 per GB
  • First 40TB per month: 0.10 per GB
  • First 50TB per month: 0.08 per GB
  • First 150TB per month: 0.07 per GB
  • Over 250TB per month: 0.06 per GB

Global Premium

  • First 1TB per month: 0.15 per GB
  • First 9TB per month: 0.12 per GB
  • First 40TB per month: 0.10 per GB
  • First 50TB per month: 0.08 per GB
  • First 150TB per month: 0.07 per GB
  • Over 250TB per month: 0.06 per GB

Global Premium LATAM

  • First 1TB per month: 0.20 per GB
  • First 9TB per month: 0.17 per GB
  • First 40TB per month: 0.15 per GB
  • First 50TB per month: 0.13 per GB
  • First 150TB per month: 0.12 per GB
  • Over 250TB per month: 0.11 per GB
Queries Depends on the bundle
  • Monthly minimum charge: $40 (includes 40+ DNS zones)
  • Standard Routing queries: $0.35 per million
  • Adaptive Availability queries: $0.50 per million
  • Health checks: $0.45 per target
  • Additional zones: $1 per zone after first 40 zones
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.

SPEEDYRAILS Description

Speedyrails is a hosting provider specialised in Ruby on Rails sites. The Canadian company was founded in 2006 and has facilities in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Miami.

Next to a variety of solutions such as managed hosting, Ruby on Rails hosting, Plesk hosting, private cloud and dedicated servers, Speedyrails also offers a CDN. The company is an Edgecast (Verizon Digital Media Services) reseller, and their pricing is available on the website. The CDN is supplied as a standalone service, and customisation options are available in terms of CDN add-ons and point-of-presence (PoP) coverage.

Verizon also has their own DNS service named Route, which is offered via Speedyrails. Pricing for both the CDN options and DNS are included in the overview below.

Speedyrails has integrated New Relic into their control panel. Clients can easily use the New Relic Ruby Performance Management (RPM) to monitor their apps deployed with Speedyrails. New Relic Bronze subscriptions are available to all Speedyrails clients, for free.

At the time of writing, Speedyrails has clients in 415 cities around the world. Speedyrails customers include, or have included Mobile Fringe, Lynx, PetalMD, Kappboom, Gen Con, Imagine Easy Solutions, Mall Maverick, Ancilla Partners Inc., Animikii Indigenous Technology and MAZ.

Multi-CDN enthousiasts will need to look elsewhere to find additional CDNs as Speedyrails only a single provider, which is EdgeCast.

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