Cloudflare vs. StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudflare
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Cloudflare, from the company of the same name in San Francisco, provides DDoS and bot mitigation security for business domains, as well as a content delivery network (CDN) and web application firewall (WAF).
$20
per month
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
StreamShark is a live streaming solution that provides options for large enterprises as well as individuals or businesses with small to medium requirements.
$199
per month
Pricing
CloudflareStreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Editions & Modules
Pro
$20
per month
Business
$200
per month
Free
Free
Enterprise
Contact sales team
Standard Annual Live Streaming
$159
per month ($1,908 billed annually)
Standard Monthly Live Streaming
$199
per month (billed monthly)
Team Annual Live Streaming
$399
per month ($4,788 billed annually)
Team Monthly Live Streaming
$499
per month (billed monthly)
Business Annual Live Streaming
$799
per month ($9,588 billed annually)
Business Monthly Live Streaming
$999
per month (billed monthly)
Enterprise
custom pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudflareStreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFull pricing breakdown and feature points available on the StreamShark website. Monthly plans: for individuals and small businesses Starting from $199/mo Features: 1080p Cloud Transcoding Real Time Stats Instant Video Archives Live Highlight Clips DVR & Live Rewind Multistream to Social Chat Privacy Controls Sub Users Enterprise Solutions: Custom plans for organizations, publishers and broadcasters (Contact for pricing) Includes all the monthly plans features, and: Single Sign On (SSO) Support Encoder Management Enterprise Viewer Home Page Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Assisted Streaming Encrypted Streams 360º 4K Streams White Glove Stream Monitoring 24/7 Phone Support
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Community Pulse
CloudflareStreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

No answers on this topic

Vimeo
Vimeo
Score 7.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
BIG-IP
BIG-IP
Score 8.8 out of 10
Vimeo
Vimeo
Score 7.8 out of 10
Enterprises
BIG-IP
BIG-IP
Score 8.8 out of 10
Kaltura
Kaltura
Score 8.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
CloudflareStreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(157 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(126 ratings)
8.6
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudflareStreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Cloudflare
It is easy to set up, and within 10 minutes it is up and running. You can add many domains in one dashboard. So no need for a separate Cloudflare account. I can access all my domain DNS, and customize/add it further. For example by adding the Google Webmaster DNS key or my email provider.
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StreamShark
For internal communications such as Town Halls, StreamShark is a perfect solution. StreamShark provides the necessary security needed for private companies as well as a tried and true viewing experience for the end user.
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Pros
Cloudflare
  • Registrar and DNS services are impeccable, with registrations done at cost and without ADs. DNS services setting standards for speed of resolution.
  • DDOS protection. With their content distribution network to back them they have the bandwidth and tools to be both proactive and reactive to bad actors.
  • WAF - Their Web Application Firewall helps mitigate common site vulnerabilities and has active zero-day protection running for breaking exploits
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StreamShark
  • StreamShark has an excellent live support model, which gives us real-time support on live stream productions. Another feature we like is the Okta SSO integration. This makes it simple to manage access to the videos and streams.
  • Our account manager, James Broberg, is an absolute pleasure to work with. He clearly has our goals in mind when he suggests the new features in our bi-weekly meeting.
  • Additionally, the StreamShark support team, namely, Yudong, Robert, and Aakanksha drive our requests to completion in a timely manner.
  • The look and feel of the GUI is user-friendly.
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Cons
Cloudflare
  • In some cases, using Cloudflare can actually lead to slower website speeds if the network is congested or if the website's traffic is particularly heavy.
  • Some website owners may find that the level of customization offered by Cloudflare is limited, especially in comparison to other solutions.
  • While Cloudflare is easy to set up and manage, it may be too complex for users who are not familiar with web technologies.
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StreamShark
  • Multiple homepages for channels e.g. one for public and one for internal.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cloudflare
lower cost
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StreamShark
No answers on this topic
Usability
Cloudflare
Everything is extremely concise and all settings apply immediately and take effect globally. There is no reason to explicitly plan/think in terms of individual regions as one would have to traditional cloud offerings (AWS, OCI, Azure). All Cloudflare products integrate seamless as part of a single pipeline that executes from request to response.
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StreamShark
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Cloudflare
In 6+ years of relying on Cloudflare, I think we experienced one or two brief outages that were Cloudflare's fault.
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StreamShark
No answers on this topic
Performance
Cloudflare
Their Argo for the global network is the core feature we love.
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StreamShark
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Cloudflare
We really like to talk to a person on the phone or using chat. But the system is very slow and sending to much email to get the issue solve. Something we don't like to spend time writing on the community forum our issue because we don't want to share detail information of our POC.
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StreamShark
Great response times, had personal help from James when needed, felt like an extremely valued customer.
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Implementation Rating
Cloudflare
Very well executed implementation where our team was able to handle the implementation with guidance.
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StreamShark
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Cloudflare
Firebase can be a good starter for basic projects but as I scaled up, I found it lacking the maturity Cloudflare has. Naturaly, I opted for Cloudflare for bigger projects. I still use Firebase, but for small scale hobby projects only.
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StreamShark
I had been researching different virtual event s and streaming platforms and kept coming up against the same problems. They either couldn't be branded, the signup flow added friction and would have caused drop off, or quality of the stream was poor. It was also important that I was able to get data and analytics from the stream. This meant that embedded YT live was out of the question because embedded YT don't always count the views. StreamShark Live Streaming Platform allowed for a solve for all of these problems.
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Scalability
Cloudflare
They are built for scale and have the capacity to handle all the traffic we could ever expect to get.
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StreamShark
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Cloudflare
  • A lot of requests are cached and so egress costs from downstream providers are mitigated.
  • DDoS protection has also managed to keep our site up and our cloud computing bill down.
  • Setting up a proxy with a worker made putting various Google Cloud Functions running behind a single URL very easy and performant. Plus they offer API Shield on top of this.
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StreamShark
  • This service has positively impacted the organization by allowing larger audiences to receive information and act on said information in a more timely manner. This equates to more productivity around the organization, as initiatives and objectives can be efficiently shared with remote attendees in all of our different office locations.
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