Globaldots


Globaldots Description

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

Feature Support
CDN Balancing (DNS)
CDNs
Data
Integrated Solution

CDN BALANCING (DNS)

CDN Balancing (DNS)
Failover
Selection Level N/A

CDNS

CDNs in offer
PoPs
Purge All
Instant Purge
Control Panel
Origin Push
Origin Pull
Origin Shield
Custom Rules
HTTP/2 Protocol
SPDY Protocol
Raw Access Logs
Real Time Statistics
Online Signup
API
Custom CNAMEs
Shared SSL Certificates
Custom SSL Certificates
Wildcard SSL Certificates
RTMP Streaming
Video On Demand (VoD)
Storage

DATA

RUM Data
Synthetic Data

OTHER

Support Phone and Email support
Additional Features Hardware, Hosting, DNS, Monitoring, Email delivery, DDoS mitigation

Globaldots Price Overview

GlobalDots has two CDN pricing pages on their site. While not entirely clear, their primary pricing page seems to be a special discounted offer for startups connected to Techstars.

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.

CDN pricing

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

Pricing Information

Global Flat Fee
  • $0,06 per GB overage rate (1TB)

  • $0,055 per GB overage rate (5TB)

  • $0,05 per GB overage rate (10TB)

OR

  • $0,15 per GB overage rate (1.25TB, Starter)

  • $0,10 per GB overage rate (3TB, Professional)

NA/EU Traffic (Low Volume) N/A
NA/EU Traffic (High Volume) N/A
APAC Traffic N/A
LATAM Traffic N/A
Queries N/A
Extra Costs Additional websites / zones (5+), Dedicated support, ‘Extra functionality and add-ons’