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BaishanCloud versus CloudFront

Easily compare BaishanCloud and CloudFront 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 BaishanCloud CloudFront
Short profile BaishanCloud is a leading provider of cloud data services in China and around the world. As the only service provider based in China to be recognized by Gartner as possessing 'global' network capabilities, BaishanCloud is one of the fastest growing companies in the CDN space. CloudFront is the CDN of AWS (Amazon Web Services), the world's largest cloud services provider. CloudFront offers a mature set of content delivery products and has a big network of POPs on many continents. Solid documentation and APIs make CloudFront a developer-friendly CDN.

Products

Product BaishanCloud CloudFront
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported Available/supported
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Available/supported Available/supported
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Available/supported
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Available/supported Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported Available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Not available/supported

Network

Region BaishanCloud CloudFront
North America 21 21
Latin America 8 2
Europe 22 17
Russia & CIS 10 0
Asia, excl China 25 11
China 350 0
Oceania 1 2
Middle-East 7 0
Africa 6 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration BaishanCloud CloudFront
Minimum contract term No minimum None
Minimum monthly costs No minimum None
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None $0.0075 - $0.022 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None $0.02 - $0.16 per GB (free is origin is AWS)
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB $0.085 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.10 per GB $0.14 per GB (India: $0.17)
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.14 per GB $0.25 per GB

Features

Web acceleration BaishanCloud CloudFront
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Account creation requires a BaishanCloud employee's assistance Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially 30 minutes Partially ~10 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Not available/supported Partially Only if used together with AWS Route53
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported HTTP/s announcement (Sep 2016)
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported Available/supported IPv6 support announcement (Oct 2016)
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
Resend, or compress on edge
tooltip CloudFront can compress many content types on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Partially Can't configure specific other Host header
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Not available/supported CloudFront does request collapsing though
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Available/supported Upload in the portal or via API Not available/supported
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible
Unknown
Cache control - client caching Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible
Unknown
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
tooltip
Available/supported No Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instantly Available/supported 1 minute or faster
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory. Purge by tag/key is in development Partially Purge all and by directory/file type (wildcards)
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics in the UI Available/supported Amazon CloudFront Reports & Analytics
Log files Partially Logs for a day can be downloaded the next day. Free Partially Only delivered to S3
tooltip CloudFront delivers access logs for a distribution up to several times an hour
API Available/supported Purge, configuration, analytics Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection BaishanCloud CloudFront
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Available/supported Free (not SNI)
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom. Not available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Available/supported Free (SNI) or $600/m for non-SNI
Token authentication Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed Available/supported Serving Private Content through CloudFront
Geo blocking Extra costs Not self-service, support is needed Available/supported Restricting the Geographic Distribution of Your Content
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed Extra costs Use AWS WAF for Referer Checking
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed Extra costs Use AWS WAF to Block IP Addresses

Support

Customer support BaishanCloud CloudFront
Documentation Partially Good documentation but not public Available/supported Yes, public. API docs
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support. Phone support is free and available in English during US business hours and 24/7 in Chinese language. Extra costs Community support is free. Email and phone support (AWS Support) available at extra costs