Comparison of the Tata Communications and Amazon Cloudfront CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Tata Communications and Amazon Cloudfront 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 Amazon Cloudfront
POPs in North-America 8HelpAshburn, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, San Jose, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York 14HelpUS edge locations are in Ashburn, VA (3); Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Hayward, CA; Jacksonville, FL; Los Angeles, CA (2); Miami, FL; New York, NY (3); Newark, NJ; Palo Alto, CA; San Jose, CA; Seattle, WA, South Bend, IN and St. Louis, MO
POPs in Europe 3HelpLondon, Paris, Frankfurt. 10HelpAmsterdam (2), Dublin, Frankfurt (3), London (3), Madrid, Marseille, Milan, Paris (2), Stockholm, Warsaw.
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. 9HelpChennai, India; Mumbai, India; Hong Kong (2); Singapore (2); Tokyo (2); Osaka; Seoul; Taipei, Taiwan; Manila, the Philippines
POPs in China 0 0
POPs in Australia 2HelpPerth, Adelaide. 2HelpSydney, Melbourne
POPs in South-America 0 2HelpSao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro
POPs in Middle-East 1HelpSaudi Arabia 0
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 Amazon Cloudfront
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.12 per GB
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.02 per GB, at 5000 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 58%Help$0.19 / GB for Hong Kong & Singapore and $0.201 / GB for Japan
Storage FreeHelpS3 storage charges may apply for S3 backed distributions.
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 Amazon Cloudfront
Origin-Pull Yes YesHelpOrigin pull is called "Custom Origin" when creating a new Cloudfront distribution.
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes YesHelpTo use push, set the Cloudfront distribution to use "Amazon S3 Origin" as the source.
Purge YesHelpCustomers can purge files from the Tata Communications CDN edge servers per file, per directory and do a purge of all files. YesHelpCloudfront charges $0.005 per file purged. 1,000 purges are free per month.
Purge All Yes No
Gzip Resend from origin, or compress on edge Only if origin server does Gzip
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers Yes No
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 YesHelpThere is a limit of 100 CNAMEs per distribution.
HTTPS Yes Yes
Control Panel & statistics YesHelpAccess logs are available for an additional fee. Yes
Access Logs YesHelpAccess logs are available for an additional fee. YesHelpAccess logs can be optionally written to a S3 bucket.
API YesHelpThe API can be used to do Push and Purge. Yes
Support YesHelp24/7/365 phone and email support included. NoHelpBy default aws only provides a forum for community support. Premium support is available at extra charges.
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