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CDNetworks versus BaishanCloud

Easily compare CDNetworks and BaishanCloud 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 CDNetworks BaishanCloud
Short profile Founded in 2000, CDNetworks has been in the content delivery space longer than most other CDNs. CDNetworks always had, and still has, a strong focus on emerging markets like Brazil and Russia. CDNetworks has a wide range of content delivery/acceleration and security products. 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.

Products

Product CDNetworks BaishanCloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported Available/supported
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 Available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Available/supported Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Available/supported Not 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 CDNetworks BaishanCloud
North America 11 21
Latin America 7 8
Europe 13 22
Russia & CIS 17 10
Asia, excl China 19 25
China 20 350
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 9 7
Africa 4 6

Pricing

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

Features

Web acceleration CDNetworks BaishanCloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales. Not available/supported Account creation requires a BaishanCloud employee's assistance
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially ~ 15 minutes Partially 30 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Not available/supported Non-Anycasted network Not available/supported
HTTP/2 Not available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin or compress on edge Resend, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
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 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 Extra costs Multiple POPs can act as shield Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Available/supported Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Full and granular control Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Full and granular control Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
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Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Partially Completion time is 5 - 10 minutes Available/supported Instantly
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory. Purge by tag/key is in development
Analytics Available/supported Available/supported Many metrics in the UI
Log files Available/supported Partially Logs for a day can be downloaded the next day. Free
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, configuration, analytics
HTTPS & Content Protection CDNetworks BaishanCloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Not available/supported Available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Extra costs Pricing is custom
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed
Geo blocking Available/supported Extra costs Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Available/supported Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed

Support

Customer support CDNetworks BaishanCloud
Documentation Partially Yes, but not public Partially Good documentation but not public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support 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.