section.io vs Fastly

Comparison of section.io's Content Delivery Grid vs Fastly's CDN.

section.io and Fastly are modern Content Delivery solutions. While both solutions are appealing to developers when compared to legacy CDNs, Fastly’s proprietary reverse proxies can limit developers’ ability to configure tools and their price model makes necessary features cost prohibitive. section.io embraces open-source proxies and supports agile and DevOps workflows. The below table compares the features and reverse proxies offered by both, and you can download a more detailed comparison guide here.

section.io Fastly
Platform
Global Delivery Network 29 modern super PoPs 35 modern super PoPs
DNS Hosting Included Not Included
Load Balancer Included Included
Performance + Scale
Caching reverse proxy Choice of Varnish Cache versions Modified Varnish Cache version 2.1
Static caching Included Included
Dynamic caching Included Included
Front End Optimizations Included Image optimization only
HTTP/2 Included $
Unlimited Instant Global Cache Clear Included Included
Security
Network Layer DDoS Protection Included Included
DDoS Support Included $
Automated HTTPS/SSL Provisioning and Management Included $
Traffic Overload Protection Included Not Included
Access Control (IP Blocking) Included Included
Web Application Firewall (WAF) Choice of advanced WAFs Undisclosed rules-based WAF
Developer and Operations
Developer Point of Presence Included Not Included
Code-level configuration control Included Limited
Real User Monitoring Included Not Included
Synthetic Monitoring Included Not Included
Real Time Metrics Included Included
Detailed Logs Included Included
Pricing
Caching $149.95/month for 1m page views plus $0.25/1,000 additional page views Pricing based on bandwidth + requests + extra features.
Caching + Front End Optimizations Max Plan: $499.95/month for 1.5m page views plus $0.45/1,000 additional page views Pricing based on bandwidth + requests, extra image optimization fees.
Web Application Firewall Max Plan: $499.95/month for 1.5m page views plus $0.45/1,000 additional views. Pricing based on bandwidth + requests, undisclosed WAF costs.
SSL/TLS Certs Included $100+/month
Support plans Email, chat, and phone support included. 24/7 support for Max plans. Extra costs for phone support, 24/7 support and emergency support.

Download Comparison Document

The full comparison document of section.io versus Fastly has detailed information on the differences between each platform and how your company can choose the best content delivery solution for you.