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CDNvideo versus Lumen

Easily compare CDNvideo 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 CDNvideo Lumen
Short profile CDNvideo is a global CDN provider with a wide network of servers located on five continents and a part of Wangsu group owning the second largest CDN in the world (>86K servers + bandwidth of 42 TB/sec). Their specialties are live streaming, VoD, HTTP caching, transcoding and website acceleration. CDNvideo has developed an unlimited cloud storage and an HTML5 player enabling P2P streaming and 360-degree video demonstration. 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

  • Yes = Yes
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  • Unknown = Unknown
Product CDNvideo Lumen
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Unknown Yes CDN Edge Compute
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Website acceleration 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 On Demand Yes CDN and/or CDN Mesh Delivery
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No Yes part of CDN Edge Compute
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Unknown Unknown
WAFWeb Application Firewall Unknown Yes WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Unknown Yes Lumen DDoS Hyper (on-demand) and DDoS Mitigation Service
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Unknown Yes CDN Mesh Delivery for Enterprise
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Yes Edge Compute

Network

Region CDNvideo Lumen
North America 13 28
Latin America 7 10
Europe 11 35
Russia & CIS 37 0
Asia excl. China 23 7
China 100 0
Oceania 4 4
Middle-East 8 4
Africa 7 2

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CDNvideo Lumen
Minimum contract term 1 month Unknown
Minimum monthly costs $50 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) $0.05 Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.05 Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.05 Unknown

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration CDNvideo Lumen
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes 5 minutes No Not yet, but coming soon.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 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 Non-Anycasted network No No global Anycast
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Sortof/partially Resend from origin only
tooltip Does not compress on the edge
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 IP address as origin is possible
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 Unknown Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Upload via web interface. Storage costs apply Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Yes
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially Purging takes a few minutes 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 Sortof/partially 1-5 minutes delay Yes
Log files Sortof/partially Download from the UI
tooltip Logs are ~ 30 minutes delayed
Yes
API Yes Purge, analytics and configuration Sortof/partially Purge, analytics, configuration (but limited)
HTTPS & Content Protection CDNvideo Lumen
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Yes Free Yes
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Yes
Token authentication Yes Yes
Geo blocking Yes Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes Yes
IP white/blacklisting Yes Yes

Support

Customer support CDNvideo Lumen
Documentation Sortof/partially Yes, the Starters Guide is available to the public Sortof/partially Yes, but not public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email, Skype and phone support Unknown