|CDN balancing (DNS)||Fully supported||Not supported|
|CDNs||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Data||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Integrated solution||Not supported||Not supported|
CDN balancing (DNS)
|CDN balancing (DNS)||Fully supported||N/A|
|CDNs in offer||EdgeCast||N/A|
|Purge All||Fully supported||N/A|
|Instant Purge||Fully supported||N/A|
|Control panel||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|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||Fully supported||N/A|
|SPDY Protocol||Not supported||N/A|
|Raw Access Logs||Fully supported||N/A|
|Real time statistics||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Online signup||Fully supported||Not supported|
|API||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management||Fully supported|
|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|
|RUM data||Not supported||Not supported|
|Synthetic data||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Support||Phone and Email support||Phone and Email support|
|Additional features||Managed hosting, Ruby on Rails hosting, Plesk hosting, dedicated servers, EdgeCast DNS||DDoS protection|
|Global flat fee||
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||N/A||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||N/A||N/A|
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.
DeepField Networks is a network intelligence company founded in 2011 by Arbor Networks founder Craig Labovitz and Joe Eggleston. Coming out of stealth mode in with their tool in 2012, the company has been running operations from their headquarters in Michigan, United States.
The DeepField Cloud Intelligence monitoring tool allows clients to keep track of their network performance, peering traffic and CDN traffic. Metrics like throughput, traffic volume and latency are visualised in a dashboard.
The Cloud Genome component of Cloud Intelligence maps a variety of Internet services such as sites, cloud stores and CDNs and gives deeper insights into the entire content delivery chain.
Next to performance monitoring and the Cloud Genome tech, DeepField also offers DeepField Defender, a DDoS protection service.
While Deepfield’s intelligence includes synthetic monitoring data, we do not know if their platform is suitable for a multi-CDN setup. In addition, as DeepField does not provide a loadbalancing or CDN balancing service, nor CDNs, more is needed to make their data actionable within a multi-CDN solution.