|CDN balancing (DNS)||Unknown||Not supported|
|CDNs||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Integrated solution||Fully supported||Not supported|
CDN balancing (DNS)
|CDN balancing (DNS)||Fully supported||N/A|
|Selection level||AS level||N/A|
|CDNs in offer||Yottaa CDN, bring-your-own-CDN||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||Not supported||N/A|
|SPDY Protocol||Not supported||N/A|
|Raw Access Logs||Unknown||N/A|
|Real time statistics||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Online signup||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Unknown||N/A|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Unknown||N/A|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Unknown||N/A|
|RTMP Streaming||Not supported||N/A|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Not supported||N/A|
|RUM data||N/A||Fully supported|
|Synthetic data||N/A||Fully supported|
|Support||Knowledge base, Chat and Email support||Phone and Email support|
|Additional features||Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA), security features||N/A|
|Global flat fee||N/A||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||N/A||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||N/A||N/A|
Yottaa is a CDN company founded in 2009 by Bob Buffone and Coach Wei. The company is headquartered in Waltham (near Boston), in the United States. Starting out as a traditional CDN, Yottaa later pivoted to position User Engagement at the core of their proposition, landing them in a category of their own within the CDN industry.
The company aim to close the ’experience gap’ - a term coined by Yottaa to describe the discrepancy between the expectations of users of a website, and the actual website that that is delivered from them. Underlying this concept is the increasing complexity of websites and applications, and the challenge of making them suitable for any device, that impact the digital experience of a user. Yottaa’s SaaS platform is designed with the mission to close the experience gap by optimising the end user experience, on all devices.
Yottaa offers a traditional CDN, which includes Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA), Front-End Optimisation (FEO), edge caching, bandwidth offloading, cloud storage and an origin shield. It’s a CDN solution in its own right, though the Yottaa platform also works with any other CDN and CDN provider, as long as a public API is available. Which solution is preferable entirely depends on the needs of a customer - e.g. certain security or media streaming wishes may call for different CDN providers.
An overview of Yottaa’s products and solutions:
Yottaa has raised $29m in funding from venture firms Stata Venture Partners, General Catalyst Partners and Intel Capital Partners. Growth of the company has been steep on all fronts - growth in terms of team size, in terms of revenue and in terms of customer base.
Customers of Yottaa are, or have been eBags, Billabong, Jelly Belly, PCM, Moosejaw, MagnetStreet, Shoebuy.com, Barstool Sports, Kill Cliff, Fathead, The Tie Bar, Jockey International and Charming Charlie.
Yottaa supports a multi-vendor CDN setup on their platform. We do not know to what extent the setup is customisable and configurable.
AppDynamics is a San Francisco-based IT operations analytics and application performance management (APM) provider. The company was founded in 2008 by Jyoti Bansal, who worked for APM tech provider Wily Technologies (now part of CA Technologies) prior to founding AppDynamics. Their services are centred around monitoring and managing the availability and performance of applications within a broad IT environment.
AppDynamics has numerous offices around the world, in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Australia, Singapore, India and Japan.
Solutions offered by AppDynamics include, but are not limited to real-user monitoring (RUM) for browser and mobile, synthetic monitoring, database and server monitoring and application analytics.
AppDynamics got into hot water with CA Technologies, who filed a patent infringement suit against the company over their APM technology. CA Technologies had acquired the patents through their acquisition of Wily Technologies in 2006, the same company where Bansal had worked on the design and development of their performance management products. The dispute was settled two years later in favour of CA Technologies. Under a similar claim that Wily Technologies patents had been infringed on, CA Technologies went after New Relic in 2012.
While AppDynamics monitoring solution includes synthetic data and RUM data, we do not know whether their platform is suitable to use within a multi-CDN solution.