Comparison of the Tata Communications and Fastly CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Tata Communications and Fastly 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 Fastly
POPs in North-America 8HelpAshburn, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, San Jose, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York 12HelpAshburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Jose, Seattle, Toronto
POPs in Europe 3HelpLondon, Paris, Frankfurt. 4HelpAmsterdam, London (2), Frankfurt, Stockholm.
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. 4HelpSingapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka.
POPs in China 0 0
POPs in Australia 2HelpPerth, Adelaide. 6HelpBrisbande, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Wellington (NZ), Auckland (NZ)
POPs in South-America 0 0
POPs in Middle-East 1HelpSaudi Arabia 1HelpDubai
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 Fastly
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%
Storage
Resellers TurboBytes Dreamhost, 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 Fastly
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes NoHelpCustomers can preload content by making a simple API call.
Purge YesHelpCustomers can purge files from the Tata Communications CDN edge servers per file, per directory and do a purge of all files. YesHelpFastly enables customers to actively purge dynamic and static content in 150 milliseconds and purge related content with surrogate keys.
Purge All Yes YesHelpFastly enables customers to actively purge dynamic and static content in 150 milliseconds and purge related content with surrogate keys.
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 YesHelpFastly supports surrogate-control, which allows users to send different cache directives to the Fastly edge servers than what is sent to the user.
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 YesHelpFastly charges $500 setup plus $100/month for custom SSL domain. HTTP and HTTPS requests are accumulated in units of 10,000 by region. Fees for content delivery and streaming delivery are calculated at the request rates
Control Panel & statistics YesHelpAccess logs are available for an additional fee. YesHelpFastly’s powerful Control Panel includes a real-time analytics dashboard and historical stats tool, so customers can monitor performance 24/7 and respond to issues proactively.
Access Logs YesHelpAccess logs are available for an additional fee. YesHelpFastly offers support for syslog-compatible logging providers such as Splunk Storm, Papertrail, Logentries, and Loggly. They also provide support for Sumologic and allow pushing of log files to Amazon S3 buckets, including any S3-compatible providers
API YesHelpThe API can be used to do Push and Purge. YesHelpThe Fastly API is a fully featured suite of tools that gives customers the control to handle everything from configuration to instant purging via a straightforward REST interface. Interactive clients for the Fastly API are available in a variety of languages.
Support YesHelp24/7/365 phone and email support included. Yes
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