Comparison of the Tata Communications and Cachefly CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Tata Communications and Cachefly 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 Tata Communications Cachefly
POPs in North-America 8HelpAshburn, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, San Jose, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York 11HelpNew York, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Jose, Dallas, Miami, Washington DC, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Montreal
POPs in Europe 3HelpLondon, Paris, Frankfurt. 15HelpAmsterdam, Bucharest, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich
POPs in Asia (not China) 9HelpHong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Taipei, India (Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai). A new POP in Vietnam will come online in Q4 2015. 6HelpMumbai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore, Tokyo
POPs in China 0 0
POPs in Australia 2HelpPerth, Adelaide. 3HelpPerth, Melbourne and Sydney
POPs in South-America 0 2HelpSao Paulo, La Paz
POPs in Middle-East 1HelpSaudi Arabia 2HelpDoha, Tel Aviv
POPs in Africa 0 1HelpJohannesburg

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 Tata Communications Cachefly
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.10 per GB, at 10 TB per month
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.02 per GB, at 2000 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 100%Help$0.20 in South-America and India, $0.15 in Asia and $0.17 in Africa, Australia and Middle-East.
Storage Lots of space included
Resellers 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 Tata Communications Cachefly
Origin-Pull Yes YesHelpThe Pricing page on the CacheFly site mentions that PLUS customers can't do Origin-Pull, but that is not true.
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes YesHelpFTP, SFTP, SCP or rsync.
Purge YesHelpCustomers can purge files from the Tata Communications CDN edge servers per file, per directory and do a purge of all files. Yes
Purge All Yes Yes
Gzip Resend from origin, or compress on edge Resend from origin, or compress on edgeHelpCachefly will (of course) not re-compress files that are already being sent compressed by the origin server.
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers Yes Yes
Set caching headers for pushed files 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. YesHelpThe rules engine allows you to set custom expire headers by file extension and folder.
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
Control Panel & statistics YesHelpAccess logs are available for an additional fee. Yes
Access Logs YesHelpAccess logs are available for an additional fee. Yes
API YesHelpThe API can be used to do Push and Purge. Yes
Support YesHelp24/7/365 phone and email support included. Yes
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