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ArvanCloud versus Lumen

Easily compare ArvanCloud and Lumen 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 Lumen
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. Lumen (formerly known as Centurlink or Level 3) owns and operates a global Tier-1 network and - logically - their CDN runs on top of it. Lumen CDN has POPs on many continents and their product focus is on video, large object delivery and edge computing.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product ArvanCloud Lumen
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Yes CDN Edge Compute
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes CDN Yes CDN and/or CDN Edge Compute
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 CDN and/or CDN Mesh Delivery
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video Platform Yes CDN and/or CDN Mesh Delivery
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Sortof/partially Yes part of CDN Edge Compute
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes Cloud DNS Unknown
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Cloud Security Yes WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Cloud Security Yes Lumen DDoS Hyper (on-demand) and DDoS Mitigation Service
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Yes CDN Mesh Delivery for Enterprise
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers No Yes Edge Compute

Network

Region ArvanCloud Lumen
North America 5 32
Latin America 0 11
Europe 6 36
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 6 6
China 0 0
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 7 4
Africa 0 2

Pricing

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

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration ArvanCloud Lumen
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No Not yet, but coming soon.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant Sortof/partially No longer than 15 minutes - Often instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Anycasted network No No global Anycast
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 Sortof/partially Resend from origin only
tooltip Does not compress on the edge
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 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
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Object Storage service. $0.023 per GB Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply
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 Sortof/partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
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
Yes
API Yes Purge, analytics and configuration Sortof/partially Purge, analytics, configuration (but limited)
HTTPS & Content Protection ArvanCloud Lumen
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Yes Free. SNI Yes
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Free. SNI. EV cert is possible Yes
Token authentication Yes Yes
Geo blocking Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content No Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Yes
IP white/blacklisting Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product Yes

Support

Customer support ArvanCloud Lumen
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 Unknown