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.
Globaldots Feature Overview
Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
|CDN Balancing (DNS)|
CDN BALANCING (DNS)
|CDN Balancing (DNS)|
|CDNs in offer|
|Raw Access Logs|
|Real Time Statistics|
|Shared SSL Certificates|
|Custom SSL Certificates|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates|
|Video On Demand (VoD)|
|Support||Phone and Email support|
|Additional Features||Hardware, Hosting, DNS, Monitoring, Email delivery, DDoS mitigation|
Globaldots Price Overview
The other pricing page includes ‘Starter’ and ‘Professional’ plans, which are significantly more costly in comparison. There is also an option to request a custom quote for enterprises.
There is no pricing available for the Enhanced DNS and traffic management solution.
GlobalDots ‘startup’ plans:
1TB at $79 per month
5TB at $299 per month
10TB at $499 per month
Globaldots ‘regular’ plans:
1.25TB at $199 per month
3TB at $349 per month
|Global Flat Fee||
|NA/EU Traffic (Low Volume)||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (High Volume)||N/A|
|Extra Costs||Additional websites / zones (5+), Dedicated support, ‘Extra functionality and add-ons’|