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CDN77 versus Lumen

Easily compare CDN77 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 CDN77 Lumen
Short profile CDN77 provides a solid set of content delivery products and solutions all over the world, with 33 PoPs on 5 continents. CDN77 is an innovation frontrunner known to be among the first providers to offer features such as TLS 1.3, Brotli or HTTP/2. They also offer real-time support provided by in-house engineers 24/7 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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Product CDN77 Lumen
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... No Yes CDN Edge Compute
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes CDN and/or CDN Edge Compute
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live streaming Yes CDN and/or CDN Mesh Delivery
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video delivery Yes CDN and/or CDN Mesh Delivery
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Yes part of CDN Edge Compute
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Unknown
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Yes WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDOS Mitigation Yes Lumen DDoS Hyper (on-demand) and DDoS Mitigation Service
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Extra costs Private CDN Yes CDN Mesh Delivery for Enterprise
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Yes Edge Compute

Network

Region CDN77 Lumen
North America 9 32
Latin America 1 11
Europe 13 36
Russia & CIS 2 0
Asia excl. China 6 6
China 0 0
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 1 4
Africa 1 2

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CDN77 Lumen
Minimum contract term None Unknown
Minimum monthly costs No, but minimum is $149/yr 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) $0.049 per GB Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.125 per GB Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.185 per GB Unknown

Features

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Web acceleration CDN77 Lumen
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No Not yet, but coming soon.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes 3 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 Non-Anycasted network No No global Anycast
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Sortof/partially Edge server accepts IPv6 requests but replies via IPv4. Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
tooltip Origin don't need to support Brotli
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.
tooltip Custom port number can be configured
Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Possible to set a specific Host header for communications with 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 Free. Must be enabled/configured via support Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Origin sent headers override CDN config rules Yes
Cache control - client caching Yes Their support team is needed 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 Instant. Purge all may take up to 3 mins. Yes Instant
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header Sortof/partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Yes 5 to 10 minutes delayed. Yes
Log files Extra costs $49/month/CDN Resource. FTP, SFTP, rsync.
tooltip Logs are only 5 minutes delayed
Yes
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Sortof/partially Purge, analytics, configuration (but limited)
HTTPS & Content Protection CDN77 Lumen
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free (not SNI) Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Let's Encrypt is free (SNI), or $99/year for SAN in their cert (no SNI) Yes
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Free (SNI) Yes
Token authentication Yes Yes
Geo blocking Yes Their support team is needed Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes Their support team is needed Yes
IP white/blacklisting Yes Their support team is needed Yes

Support

Customer support CDN77 Lumen
Documentation Yes Yes, public. API docs Sortof/partially Yes, but not public
Humans Yes All customers get real-time 24/7 support via email, phone, chat and Skype. Unknown