Comparison of the Tata Communications and CloudFlare CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Tata Communications and CloudFlare 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 CloudFlare
POPs in North-America 8HelpAshburn, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, San Jose, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York 12
POPs in Europe 3HelpLondon, Paris, Frankfurt. 23
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. 12
POPs in China 0 13
POPs in Australia 2HelpPerth, Adelaide. 3
POPs in South-America 0 5
POPs in Middle-East 1HelpSaudi Arabia 3
POPs in Africa 0 3

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 CloudFlare
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.00 per GB
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.00 per GB
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available No extra charge
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 CloudFlare
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes No
Purge YesHelpCustomers can purge files from the Tata Communications CDN edge servers per file, per directory and do a purge of all files. YesHelpAverage purge time is 5 seconds, which means files on POP edge servers are 'instantly'.
Purge All Yes YesHelpNot possible to purge per directory though.
Gzip Resend from origin, or compress on edge Resend from origin, or compress on edgeHelpEnterprise customers can specify which file types get sent compressed to the client.
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 YesHelpCloudFlare provides a range of SSL/TLS features, including uploading your own certificate, Keyless SSL and they support both TLS Tickets and TLS IDs for faster TLS session resumption.
Control Panel & statistics YesHelpAccess logs are available for an additional fee. Yes
Access Logs YesHelpAccess logs are available for an additional fee. YesHelpOnly available to Enterprise customers (at no extra charge)
API YesHelpThe API can be used to do Push and Purge. YesHelpRestful JSON. HTTPS endpoint. 100% feature parity between UI and API.
Support YesHelp24/7/365 phone and email support included. YesHelpEnterprise customers have dedicated support representatives/engineers and 24/7 phone support.
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