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Verizon Media versus Medianova

Easily compare Verizon Media and Medianova 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 Verizon Media Medianova
Short profile The Verizon Media Platform is a division of Verizon. In 2013, Verizon acquired EdgeCast's Content Delivery Network (CDN) along with upLynk's video workflow technology to create a next-generation platform. This platform streamlines the streaming video workflow including encoding, SSAI and delivery, plus accelerates and secures websites and content for broadcasters, retailers and enterprises. Medianova is originally a Turkey CDN, but in the last few years has grown quickly to become a global player with a strong presence in Europe. Medianova uses modern technologies like their patent pending Dockerized CDN Platform, HTTP/2, BBR and Brotli.

Products

Product Verizon Media Medianova
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 Available/supported

Network

Region Verizon Media Medianova
North America 14 6
Latin America 11 0
Europe 13 10
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia, excl China 12 1
China 100 0
Oceania 3 1
Middle-East 2 4
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Verizon Media Medianova
Minimum contract term Unknown 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Varies by product and service
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown Confidential, market competitive
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Confidential, market competitive
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Not applicable

Features

Web acceleration Verizon Media Medianova
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Partially Available through Microsoft Azure Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported A few minutes Available/supported One to three minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Anycasted network (regional) Available/supported
HTTP/2 Available/supported 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 Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
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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 Available/supported Can be different from origin host
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control Available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Origin Storage Available/supported FTP, SFTP, Rsync
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Full and granular control Available/supported
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Full and granular control Available/supported
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
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported No longer than 1 min, often much faster Available/supported Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Partially Purge file paths, purge all
Analytics Available/supported Real-time, with many metrics in the UI Available/supported Near real-time
Log files Available/supported < 60 seconds Available/supported Not by default, only on request
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding
HTTPS & Content Protection Verizon Media Medianova
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Available/supported Free (not SNI)
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible Not available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Available/supported SNI
Token authentication Available/supported Included as core feature Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Included as core feature Available/supported Streaming
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Included as core feature Available/supported Streaming
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Extra costs Supported via special configuration Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Included as core feature Available/supported Streaming

Support

Customer support Verizon Media Medianova
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers