|CDN balancing (DNS)||Unknown||Not supported|
|CDNs||Fully supported||Fully 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||35 (see description)|
|PoPs||Unknown||Depends on CDNs of choice|
|Purge All||Unknown||Fully supported|
|Instant Purge||Unknown||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||Unknown||Fully supported|
|Real time statistics||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Online signup||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Custom CNAMEs||Unknown||Fully supported|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Unknown||Fully supported|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Unknown||Fully supported|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Unknown||Fully supported|
|RTMP Streaming||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Storage||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Support||Knowledge base, Chat and Email support||CDN support by 3rd party CDN provider; no support from CDNfinder|
|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.
CDNfinder is a London-based CDN broker with a large offering of third-party CDNs. The company was founded in 2010, and at the time of writing counts over 100 clients and features 35 providers.
CDNfinder is both an information hub as much as it is a reseller of a variety of CDNs. For customers interested in comparing CDNs, the website provides a decent overview of the different features and network maps. Not all providers discussed on CDNfinder are resold by them directly. Some CDNs can be ’purchased’ directly via the site while for others a quote can be requested. A third group of CDNs cannot be acquired via CDNfinder, though if the pricing is public it will be included in the description.
An overview of the CDNs on CDNfinder, in no particular order:
Direct purchase via CDNfinder.com
*the website of CDNworld is currently under maintenance. CDNworld seems to be CDNfinder’s own CDN service; both are part of Zerouno Limited. We’ll update this section when more information becomes available.
Quote can be requested from CDNfinder.com
Listed but not resold via CDNfinder.com
As CDN brokers deal in ‘bulk’ they can negotiate better pricing with CDN providers. Acquiring a CDN via them can be interesting for smaller clients with a limited amount of traffic. When working with a CDN broker it is important to mind who is responsible for support and the SLA.
CDNfinder does not seem to provide discounted deals when purchasing multiple CDNs from them. We recommend clients interested in doing so to reach out to their sales team for a custom quote.
The feature overview below covers the amalgamation of the 35 different providers on CDNfinder. Technically all features are available through the broker, though individual differences may apply per CDN provider.