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CacheFly versus G-Core Labs

Easily compare CacheFly 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 CacheFly G-Core Labs
Short profile Launched in 2002, CacheFly developed the world's first TCP-anycast based content delivery network. CacheFly has a focus on optimizing the CDN for throughput and has steadily built out the network to now have 50+ POPs on 6 continents. CacheFly provides a 100% uptime SLA and takes pride in acting as 'consultants to our customers'. 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

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Product CacheFly G-Core Labs
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Unknown
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Ultra Low Latency Video Streaming Yes Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes VoD Yes VoD
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Smart Image Optimization No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Unknown Yes WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Unknown Yes DDoS Protection
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Fully custom solution No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Sortof/partially Custom solutions available for edge scripting No

Network

Region CacheFly G-Core Labs
North America 17 12
Latin America 11 8
Europe 14 16
Russia & CIS 2 32
Asia excl. China 7 8
China 2 0
Oceania 3 2
Middle-East 5 4
Africa 1 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CacheFly G-Core Labs
Minimum contract term 1 month None
Minimum monthly costs $595 (35 TB/m) $25
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests No First 1 billion free, more cost $0.0075/million
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Yes Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) n/a $0.025 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) n/a $0.025 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) n/a $0.025 per GB

Features

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  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration CacheFly G-Core Labs
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 5 - 180s depending on the change Yes ~30 seconds
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Extra costs Must purchase dedicated IP
tooltip Or use DNS provider that can do CNAME flattening
Sortof/partially Custom solution (host your DNS zone ...)
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? No Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Match client to edge request protocol is possible
Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Set specific Host header value or forward value from client to edge request Yes Can be different from origin host
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP. Some storage free, more storage available at additional costs Unknown
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Origin headers are honored. Can config overrides Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Cache control - client caching Yes Origin headers are forwarded to client. Can config overrides Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes CacheFly support team can activate this edge behaviour Yes Always Online
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant (under 5s) Sortof/partially A few minutes
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all and by directory, not by tag or header Yes Purge all, directory, and by file type/pattern
Analytics Yes Near real-time, lots of metrics Yes Many metrics, real-time updates
Log files Extra costs Pull via FTP or have pushed to customer endpoint
tooltip Logs are 5 minutes delayed
Extra costs Real-time streaming of logs to your server (S3 or FTP)
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection CacheFly G-Core Labs
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Custom pricing No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs EV cert and/or Non-SNI possible Yes Manage self in control panel
Token authentication Yes Self-service activation/configuration Yes Secure Token
Geo blocking Yes Self-service activation/configuration. Predefined and custom rules Yes Country Access Policy
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes Referer Access Policy
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Extra costs Available in a Custom/Private CDN scenario No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Custom rules can be scripted (by support team at no extra charge) Yes IP Access Policy

Support

Customer support CacheFly G-Core Labs
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support and a dedicated implementation/solutions engineer. Extra support ('Elite managed') available at a fee with SLA for support response time Yes Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7