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ArvanCloud versus Tata Communications

Easily compare ArvanCloud and Tata Communications 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 Tata Communications
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. Tata Communications is a full service, carrier grade, global CDN that has been in operation since their acquisition of BitGravity in 2012. The CDN rides on Tata’s global infrastructure which is the largest Tier 1 network in the world. Tata’s ownership of the network and peering relationships enable it to be very competitive when it comes to price.

Products

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

Network

Region ArvanCloud Tata Communications
North America 3 8
Latin America 0 0
Europe 3 4
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 4 10
China 0 0
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 5 1
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration ArvanCloud Tata Communications
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

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration ArvanCloud Tata Communications
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant Sortof/partially <10 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Anycasted network Yes Global Anycasted network
tooltip Tata recommends against root domain though, as they may make changes in DNS at any time
HTTP/2 Yes No End of 2017
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Sortof/partially Resend from origin
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
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
Sortof/partially Can't configure specific other Host header
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP No Extra costs Tiered architecture, not single POP shield
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
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
Sortof/partially
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Purging takes ~10 seconds Yes No longer than 2 mins, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all and purge by directory, but not by tag or header Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header
Analytics Yes Near real-time
tooltip Insight into Origin Server Response Time
Yes Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Log files Sortof/partially Pushed to customer's syslog server in real-time
tooltip Free in paid plans
Sortof/partially Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
API Yes Purge, analytics and configuration Sortof/partially Purge, configuration. Not analytics
HTTPS & Content Protection ArvanCloud Tata Communications
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes No
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Yes Free. SNI No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Free. SNI. EV cert is possible Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
tooltip Update cert via UI or API
Token authentication Yes Extra costs
Geo blocking Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content No Yes Their support team is needed
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product Yes White or black listing. IP addresses and CIDR blocks
tooltip Customer can configure self in UI

Support

Customer support ArvanCloud Tata Communications
Documentation Yes Yes, public and available in English and Persian/Farsi languages Sortof/partially Some documentation, 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.