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ArvanCloud versus Limelight

Easily compare ArvanCloud and Limelight 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 Limelight
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. Limelight (NASDAQ: LLNW) has been a strong player in the CDN market since 2001. Limelight has a large, high-capacity network with POPs on many continents and offers digital content delivery, live and on-demand video, cloud security and edge computing services.

Products

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

Network

Region ArvanCloud Limelight
North America 3 20
Latin America 0 9
Europe 3 15
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 4 16
China 0 10
Oceania 1 3
Middle-East 5 9
Africa 0 3

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration ArvanCloud Limelight
Minimum contract term None 12 months
Minimum monthly costs None Varies by product and service
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests $0.0014 per 10k requests None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred $0.037 - $0.05 per GB Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.037 per GB Confidential, market competitive
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB Confidential, market competitive
LATAM traffic (low volume) Not applicable Confidential, market competitive

Features

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  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration ArvanCloud Limelight
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant Sortof/partially A few minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Anycasted network Extra costs Alias support optional
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Yes
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
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin is possible
Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Match protocol
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 Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP No Yes Self-service control
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Object Storage service. $0.023 per GB Extra costs Origin Storage. Upload via UI or API
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Yes
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes
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
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 by path, all, pattern, wildcard.
Analytics Yes Near real-time
tooltip Insight into Origin Server Response Time
Yes
Log files Sortof/partially Pushed to customer's syslog server in real-time
tooltip Free in paid plans
Extra costs Download logs via FTP, SFTP, rsync and scp
tooltip Delay is ~10 minutes
API Yes Purge, analytics and configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration, OVP, origin storage
HTTPS & Content Protection ArvanCloud Limelight
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Yes Free. SNI Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Free. SNI. EV cert is possible Extra costs
Token authentication Yes Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable
Geo blocking Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product Yes IP access control by Geo and IP
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content No Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable
IP white/blacklisting Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable

Support

Customer support ArvanCloud Limelight
Documentation Yes Yes, public and available in English and Persian/Farsi languages Sortof/partially Yes, but not public
Humans Yes Phone support is available. Service level depends on customer's price plan Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Customers who purchase Advanced Services have access to a designated Limelight Advanced Services team member.