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BaishanCloud versus Lumen

Easily compare BaishanCloud 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 BaishanCloud Lumen
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. 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

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  • Unknown = Unknown
Product BaishanCloud Lumen
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Dynamic Acceleration Yes CDN Edge Compute
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Cloud Delivery Yes CDN and/or CDN Edge Compute
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Cloud Delivery Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Streaming Yes CDN and/or CDN Mesh Delivery
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Streaming Yes CDN and/or CDN Mesh Delivery
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Cloud Delivery Yes part of CDN Edge Compute
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No 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 No Yes CDN Mesh Delivery for Enterprise
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Yes Edge Compute

Network

Region BaishanCloud Lumen
North America 11 28
Latin America 1 10
Europe 5 35
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia excl. China 25 7
China 500 0
Oceania 4 5
Middle-East 3 4
Africa 2 2

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration BaishanCloud Lumen
Minimum contract term 12 months Unknown
Minimum monthly costs $500/m Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration BaishanCloud Lumen
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Performed by BaishanCloud's 24/7 support team No Not yet, but coming soon.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes <5 minutes 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 No No No global Anycast
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
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 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 Yes Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Yes Upload in the portal or via API Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Cache-Control extensions support Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instantly (<1 second) Yes Instant
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, purge by directory, soft purge Sortof/partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Yes Many metrics in the UI Yes
Log files Yes Available for download in Portal or via API. Format can be customized. Yes
API Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs Sortof/partially Purge, analytics, configuration (but limited)
HTTPS & Content Protection BaishanCloud Lumen
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net No Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom. Yes
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Yes
Token authentication Yes Not self-service, support is needed Yes
Geo blocking Yes Not self-service, support is needed Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Self-service Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes Self-service Yes
IP white/blacklisting Yes Self-service Yes

Support

Customer support BaishanCloud Lumen
Documentation Sortof/partially Good documentation but not public Sortof/partially Yes, but not public
Humans Yes 24/7 email support and phone support. Multiple support packages are available Unknown