Comparison of the Tata Communications and ChinaCache CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Tata Communications and ChinaCache 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 ChinaCache
POPs in North-America 8HelpAshburn, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, San Jose, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York 8HelpNew York, Washington, Dallas, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle
POPs in Europe 3HelpLondon, Paris, Frankfurt. 3HelpLondon, Frankfurt, Paris
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. 7HelpTaiwan, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, HongKong
POPs in China 0 127HelpThe number of locations is too high to list them all, but cities include Shanghai, Beijing and GuangZhou.
POPs in Australia 2HelpPerth, Adelaide. 0
POPs in South-America 0 0
POPs in Middle-East 1HelpSaudi Arabia 1HelpQatar
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 Tata Communications ChinaCache
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
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 ChinaCache
Origin-Pull Yes YesHelpChinaCache supports 'soft TTL' or 'soft invalidation'. This means that the customer can configure after how long the CDN needs to check on the origin if a file is still valid.
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes Yes
Purge YesHelpCustomers can purge files from the Tata Communications CDN edge servers per file, per directory and do a purge of all files. YesHelpPurge time is 3 to 5 minutes. No more than 100 purge requests at one time.
Purge All Yes Yes
Gzip Resend from origin, or compress on edge Resend from origin, or compress on edgeHelpGZIP is not on by default, so make sure you don't forget to turn it on.
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. Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS Yes YesHelpCustom CNAME is possible + upload your own certificate.
Control Panel & statistics YesHelpAccess logs are available for an additional fee. YesHelpInsight in activity per geographical region/country (not per URL) and informationis available in real-time. You get detailed analytics for mainland China.
Access Logs YesHelpAccess logs are available for an additional fee. YesHelpDownload via HTTP or have ChinaCache upload the log files to your server via FTP. No extra charge.
API YesHelpThe API can be used to do Push and Purge. YesHelpSOAP with JSON response. HTTPS end point. You can do purging, get billing info, get usage info. No limit on the number of API calls per month.
Support YesHelp24/7/365 phone and email support included. YesHelp247 phone and email support for all customers. In China you can call a local toll free number.
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