|CDN balancing (DNS)||Unknown||Fully supported|
|CDNs||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Integrated solution||Fully supported||Not supported|
CDN balancing (DNS)
|CDN balancing (DNS)||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Failover||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Selection level||AS level||Country level, state level (US) and AS (NS1 Pulsar)|
|CDNs in offer||Yottaa CDN, bring-your-own-CDN||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||Unknown||N/A|
|Real time statistics||Fully supported||N/A|
|Online signup||Not supported||N/A|
|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||
24×7 Email support (Business Plan)
24×7 Email and Phone support (Pro and Enterprise Plan)
|Additional features||Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA), security features||Dedicated DNS, NS1 Pulsar|
|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|
|Queries||N/A||Depends on the bundle|
|Extra costs||N/A||Pulsar, phone support, emergency support and professional services|
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.
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.
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.