Speedyrails compared to GlobalDots

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Speedyrails and GlobalDots. 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 GlobalDots
CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported Fully supported
CDNs Fully supported Fully 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 N/A

CDNs

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

Data

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

Other

Support Phone and Email support Phone and Email support
Additional features Managed hosting, Ruby on Rails hosting, Plesk hosting, dedicated servers, EdgeCast DNS Hardware, Hosting, DNS, Monitoring, Email delivery, DDoS mitigation

Pricing Speedyrails vs GlobalDots

Speedyrails GlobalDots
Global flat fee N/A $0,06 per GB overage rate (1TB)

  • $0,055 per GB overage rate (5TB)

  • $0,05 per GB overage rate (10TB)

OR

  • $0,15 per GB overage rate (1.25TB, Starter)

  • $0,10 per GB overage rate (3TB, Professional)

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
N/A
Extra costs N/A Additional websites / zones (5+), Dedicated support, ‘Extra functionality and add-ons’

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.

GLOBALDOTS Description

GlobalDots is a large player in the web acceleration industry; they’ve been around for more than 10 years and have offices in the US, Europe and Israel. The company refers to itself as an independent cloud and performance optimisation integration partner, and provides cloud hosting, security, DNS, traffic management, web acceleration, streaming and CDN solutions.

GlobalDots is not a content delivery provider, but a reseller. They provide tailored solutions to customer’s IT challenges, which of course can include content delivery solutions. Customers of the GlobalDots CDN service are signed up with one of the company’s CDN partners, which according to their website is a “major CDN provider” at a price level of a lower tier provider.

Since the actual CDN provider can vary depending on the needs of the customer, there is no uniform overview of the features offered by GlobalDots. Supported features will depend entirely on the CDN partners in the GlobalDots portfolio.

The IaaS portfolio of GlobalDots includes Enhanced DNS and Global Traffic Management. As the company does not disclose which providers it is partnered with, it is unknown which provider(s) take care of the service delivery to the client.

Depending on the client’s needs, and under the assumption that GlobalDots partners with a wide variety of service providers, it is likely that different types of DNS, performance data and CDN solutions are available.

Direct customers of GlobalDots are, or have been:

While, to our knowledge, GlobalDots does not yet resell a multi-CDN provider, their large offering makes it easy to get multiple CDNs, a DNS and a data solution from one place.

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