Speedyrails compared to NS1

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Speedyrails and NS1. 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 NS1
CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported Fully 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 Fully supported
Failover Fully supported Fully supported
Selection level N/A Country level, state level (US) and AS (NS1 Pulsar)

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 Fully supported
Synthetic data Not supported Fully supported

Other

Support Phone and Email support 24×7 Email support (Business Plan)

24×7 Email and Phone support (Pro and Enterprise Plan)

Additional features Managed hosting, Ruby on Rails hosting, Plesk hosting, dedicated servers, EdgeCast DNS Dedicated DNS, NS1 Pulsar

Pricing Speedyrails vs NS1

Speedyrails NS1
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
Depends on the bundle
Extra costs N/A Pulsar, phone support, emergency support and professional services

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.

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.

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