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ArvanCloud versus Fastly

Easily compare ArvanCloud and Fastly for POP locations, products, pricing, features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these content delivery networks.

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Company

Company ArvanCloud Fastly
Short profile ArvanCloud is global provider of cloud services, including CDN, Security and DNS. ArvanCloud wants to stand out in the CDN market with low pricing and excellent customer support. Their anycasted network has POPs on several continents. Later in 2020 a new POP will launch in Pakistan and ArvanCloud will expand its presence in India and Turkey. Founded in 2011, Fastly has grown into a mature CDN provider. Fastly offers a range of services including streaming media delivery and private CDN but Fastly is best known for being a 'real-time CDN', meaning changes happen instantly and the platform can deliver 'uncacheable' content well.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product ArvanCloud Fastly
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Yes
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes CDN Yes
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes CDN Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live Streaming Yes
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video Platform Yes Video on Demand
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Sortof/partially Yes Image Optimizer
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes Cloud DNS No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Cloud Security Yes Web application firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Cloud Security Yes DDoS Mitigation
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Yes Fastly Managed CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers No Unknown Compute@Edge

Network

Region ArvanCloud Fastly
North America 3 17
Latin America 0 6
Europe 3 13
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 4 7
China 0 0
Oceania 1 6
Middle-East 5 1
Africa 0 2

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration ArvanCloud Fastly
Minimum contract term None None
Minimum monthly costs None $50
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests $0.0014 per 10k requests $0.0075 - $0.016 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred $0.037 - $0.05 per GB None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.037 per GB $0.12 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB $0.19 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Not applicable $0.28 per GB

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration ArvanCloud Fastly
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant Yes Instant!
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Anycasted network Yes Global anycast IPs are available
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Yes IPv6 at Fastly
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge. Brotli!
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin is possible
Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Yes Can be different from origin host
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP No Yes Also available as separate product (Media Shield)
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Object Storage service. $0.023 per GB No
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Sortof/partially Always Online feature can be turned on.
tooltip No Cache-Control extensions support
Yes Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Purging takes ~10 seconds Yes Instant!
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all and purge by directory, but not by tag or header Yes Purge all and by key
Analytics Yes Near real-time
tooltip Insight into Origin Server Response Time
Yes Real-time!
Log files Sortof/partially Pushed to customer's syslog server in real-time
tooltip Free in paid plans
Yes Real-time streaming of logs to your server
API Yes Purge, analytics and configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection ArvanCloud Fastly
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes Free for first 5 domains, $20 per additional domain
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Yes Free. SNI Extra costs $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Free. SNI. EV cert is possible Extra costs EV cert possible.
Token authentication Yes Yes Enabling URL token validation
Geo blocking Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content No Yes Creating and using Edge Dictionaries
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Yes Authenticating before returning a request
IP white/blacklisting Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product Yes About Edge ACLs

Support

Customer support ArvanCloud Fastly
Documentation Yes Yes, public and available in English and Persian/Farsi languages Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes Phone support is available. Service level depends on customer's price plan Yes Email support during business hours is free. Pay extra if you need more/better. Two paid plans available