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BaishanCloud versus G-Core Labs

Easily compare BaishanCloud and G-Core Labs 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 G-Core Labs
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. G-Core Labs is a global CDN with a strong POP map in Russia and CIS. They acquired SkyparkCDN in 2017. G-Core Labs is headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in Moscow, Minsk and Perm.

Products

Product BaishanCloud G-Core Labs
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported Unknown
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 Not 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 G-Core Labs
North America 21 7
Latin America 8 1
Europe 22 11
Russia & CIS 10 15
Asia, excl China 25 4
China 350 0
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 7 2
Africa 6 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration BaishanCloud G-Core Labs
Minimum contract term No minimum Unknown
Minimum monthly costs No minimum $250
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB $0.05 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.10 per GB $0.05 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.14 per GB $0.05 per GB

Features

Web acceleration BaishanCloud G-Core Labs
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 Available/supported ~30 seconds
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Not available/supported Partially Custom solution (host your DNS zone ...)
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported Available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
Resend from origin or compress on 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
Available/supported Can be different from origin host
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Available/supported Currently in beta
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Available/supported Upload in the portal or via API Extra costs
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible
Partially Origin headers are inherited
Cache control - client caching Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible
Partially Origin headers are inherited
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
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instantly Partially A few minutes
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory. Purge by tag/key is in development Available/supported Purge all, directory and file type
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics in the UI Available/supported Many metrics, real-time updates
Log files Partially Logs for a day can be downloaded the next day. Free Available/supported Real-time streaming of logs to your server (Syslog)
API Available/supported Purge, configuration, analytics Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection BaishanCloud G-Core Labs
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom. Available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Available/supported Manage self in control panel
Token authentication Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed Available/supported Secure Token
Geo blocking Extra costs Not self-service, support is needed Available/supported Country Access Policy
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed Available/supported Referer Access Policy
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 Available/supported IP Access Policy

Support

Customer support BaishanCloud G-Core Labs
Documentation Partially Good documentation but not public Available/supported Yes, public
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. Available/supported Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7