Speedyrails compared to Amazon Route53

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Speedyrails and Amazon Route53. 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 Speedyrails Amazon Route53
CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported Fully supported
CDNs Fully supported Partially supported
Data Not 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 N/A Country level, state level (US)

CDNs

CDNs in offer EdgeCast N/A
PoPs 80+ N/A
Purge All Fully supported N/A
Instant Purge Fully supported N/A
Control panel Fully supported N/A
Origin Push Fully supported N/A
Origin Pull Fully supported N/A
Origin Shield Fully supported N/A
Custom Rules Fully supported N/A
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported N/A
SPDY Protocol Not supported N/A
Raw Access Logs Fully supported N/A
Real time statistics Fully supported N/A
Online signup Fully supported N/A
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management N/A
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported N/A
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported N/A
Custom SSL Certificates Additional costs N/A
Wildcard SSL Certificates Additional costs N/A
RTMP Streaming Fully supported N/A
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported N/A
Storage Additional costs N/A

Data

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

Other

Support Phone and Email support Phone and Email support (extra charge), Community Forum (free)
Additional features Managed hosting, Ruby on Rails hosting, Plesk hosting, dedicated servers, EdgeCast DNS Domain name registration, other AWS services

Pricing Speedyrails vs Amazon Route53

Speedyrails Amazon Route53
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) 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
N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A N/A
APAC Traffic 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
N/A
LATAM Traffic 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
N/A
Queries
  • 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
Standard Queries

  • $0.400 per million queries (first 1 Billion queries per month)
  • $0.200 per million queries (over 1 Billion queries per month)

Latency Based Routing Queries

  • $0.600 per million queries (first 1 Billion queries per month)
  • $0.300 per million queries (over 1 Billion queries per month)

Geo DNS Queries

  • $0.700 per million queries (first 1 Billion queries per month)
  • $0.350 per million queries (over 1 Billion queries per month)
Extra costs N/A Traffic Flow:

  • $50 per policy per month

Hosted Zones:

  • $0.50 per zone per month (first 25 zones)
  • $0.10 per zone per month (over 25 zones)

Health Checks:

  • $0.50 per check per month (AWS endpoints)
  • $0.75 per check per month (non-AWS endpoints)

Optional Health Check Features:

  • $1 per feature per month (AWS endpoints)
  • $2 per feature per month (non-AWS endpoints)

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.

Amazon ROUTE53 Description

Amazon Route53 is the DNS web service of Amazon Web Services (AWS). It’s part of the larger AWS ecosystem that also includes, among others:

  • Storage: S3, Glacier
  • CDN: Cloudfront
  • Networking: domain name registration, Traffic Flow
  • Databases: DynamoDB, SimpleDB, ElastiCache, Redshift, Kinesis
  • Application services: payments, email service, API gateway, transcoding, queue and notification services
  • Management: directory service, Elastic MapReduce, key management service
  • Deployment: CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk, CodeDeploy
  • Compute: Elastic Compute Cloud, Elastic MapReduce, Lambda

Route53 allows the routing of users both to other AWS services and to non-Amazon infrastructure. Management of the DNS and of other AWS services can be done via a graphical web interface.

Amazon’s Route53 Traffic Flow product enables clients to route traffic according to different preferences, such as Round Robin, latency based routing or Geo DNS. All types come with DNS failover.

Amazon provides a 100% available SLA for Route53, meaning that the company warrants that the service is up and running all the time, every month.

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