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BaishanCloud versus SwiftServe

Easily compare BaishanCloud and SwiftServe 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 SwiftServe
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. SwiftServe CDN, operated by Conversant, has a strong POP presence in Asia and especially Indonesia. Their services include web acceleration, file download optimisation, video on demand (VoD) and live streaming. Conversant operates the largest CDN Federation in Asia.

Products

Product BaishanCloud SwiftServe
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported Partially
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 Not available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Not available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Available/supported

Network

Region BaishanCloud SwiftServe
North America 21 2
Latin America 8 0
Europe 22 1
Russia & CIS 10 0
Asia, excl China 25 20
China 350 1
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 7 0
Africa 6 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration BaishanCloud SwiftServe
Minimum contract term No minimum 12 months
Minimum monthly costs No minimum Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.10 per GB Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.14 per GB Unknown

Features

Web acceleration BaishanCloud SwiftServe
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Account creation requires a BaishanCloud employee's assistance Not available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially 30 minutes Partially 15 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Not available/supported Not available/supported
HTTP/2 Available/supported Not available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported Not 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
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
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Available/supported Upload in the portal or via API Partially FTP or upload in portal. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible
Available/supported Set override caching rules. Per file type.
Cache control - client caching Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible
Available/supported
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
tooltip
Not available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instantly Available/supported Up to 15 minutes
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory. Purge by tag/key is in development Partially Purge file, all and by directory
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics in the UI Partially Updated daily or hourly (premium)
tooltip No metrics per config/zone
Log files Partially Logs for a day can be downloaded the next day. Free Extra costs Logs are daily
API Available/supported Purge, configuration, analytics Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection BaishanCloud SwiftServe
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Not available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom. Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Not available/supported
Token authentication Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed Available/supported
Geo blocking Extra costs Not self-service, support is needed Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed Not available/supported
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

Support

Customer support BaishanCloud SwiftServe
Documentation Partially Good documentation but not public Partially Yes, but not 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 All customers get email support. 24/7 phone support is available (costs extra)