Comparison of the Tata Communications and MaxCDN CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Tata Communications and MaxCDN 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 MaxCDN
POPs in North-America 8HelpAshburn, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, San Jose, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York 9HelpPOPs are in New York, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Ashburn, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco.
POPs in Europe 3HelpLondon, Paris, Frankfurt. 3HelpAmsterdam, London and Frankfurt.
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. 3HelpHong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.
POPs in China 0 0
POPs in Australia 2HelpPerth, Adelaide. 1HelpSydney.
POPs in South-America 0 0HelpPOP is planned in Brazil.
POPs in Middle-East 1HelpSaudi Arabia 1HelpIsrael.
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 MaxCDN
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.10 per GB, at 1 TB per month
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.08 per GB, at 25 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available No extra charge
Storage 10 Gigabytes is $9.95/mHelpPrice per GB drops as volume goes up. E.g. 100 Gigabytes costs $69.95 a month.
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 MaxCDN
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes YesHelpSCP, SFTP & 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 The CDN handles the gzippingHelpYou can easily enable Gzip compression in the control panel. Note that only files with these MIME types will be compressed: text/plain, text/html, text/javascript, text/css, text/xml, application/javascript, application/x-javascript, application/xml. Also note that MaxCDN will always request the files uncompressed from your origin server, even if your server can send it Gzipped.
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 YesHelpMaxCDN provides free shared SSL.
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. YesHelpXML-RPC API.
Support YesHelp24/7/365 phone and email support included. YesHelpMaxCDN experts are available by phone Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm (PST), but email and ticket support are available 24/7.
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