Comparison of the Highwinds and Tata Communications CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Highwinds and Tata Communications for POP locations, pricing and features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.

POP locations Highwinds Tata Communications
POPs in North-America 13HelpAshburn (13), Atlanta (2), Chicago (4), Dallas (4), Los Angeles (13), Miami (1), New York (8), Newark (1), Phoenix (6), San Francisco (2), San Jose/Sunnyvale (7), Seattle (3) and Toronto (3). 8HelpAshburn, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, San Jose, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York
POPs in Europe 7HelpAmsterdam (6), Brussels, Frankfurt, London (2), Paris, Madrid, and Stockholm. 3HelpLondon, Paris, Frankfurt.
POPs in Asia (not China) 3HelpSeoul, Singapore and Tokyo 9HelpHong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Taipei, India (Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai). A new POP in Vietnam will come online in Q4 2015.
POPs in China 0 0
POPs in Australia 1HelpSydney 2HelpPerth, Adelaide.
POPs in South-America 2HelpRio de Janeiro (1) and São Paulo (3). 0
POPs in Middle-East 0 1HelpSaudi Arabia
POPs in Africa 0 0

A POP is a Point Of Presence, an access point to the Internet. It is a physical, strategically placed location that houses multiple CDN servers.

Pricing Highwinds Tata Communications
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available Not Available
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available Not Available
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available Not Available
Storage Not available
Resellers TurboBytes TurboBytes

Note: custom price plans are very common in the CDN market, especially for large volume customers. We recommend you always talk to the CDN provider about your needs and requirements and work with them to get a best-fit deal.

Features & Support Highwinds Tata Communications
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes Yes
Purge Yes YesHelpCustomers can purge files from the Tata Communications CDN edge servers per file, per directory and do a purge of all files.
Purge All Yes Yes
Gzip Resend from origin, or compress on edge Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers Yes Yes
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes YesHelpTata Communications CDN supports the HTTP/1.1 RFC and can support any parameters for query strings. Futhermore, Tata Communications CDN can configure based on most customer use cases, so at the customer, host, MIME type, or URL level.
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS Yes Yes
Control Panel & statistics YesHelpThe console is called StrikeTracker, a Rich Internet Application (RIA) that provides a single, integrated front-end control console for managing all of the CDN services. In 2010 StrikeTracker won the European Readers' Choice Award for best Reporting and Analytics Solutions. YesHelpAccess logs are available for an additional fee.
Access Logs Yes YesHelpAccess logs are available for an additional fee.
API Yes YesHelpThe API can be used to do Push and Purge.
Support YesHelpThe Highwinds Network Operations Center is based out of Phoenix, Arizona. They are available 24/7 and can be dialed directly for support. Email is an easy way to get a ticket started up for tracking purposes. YesHelp24/7/365 phone and email support included.
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