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EdgeNext versus BelugaCDN

Easily compare EdgeNext and BelugaCDN 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 EdgeNext BelugaCDN
Short profile EdgeNext is a leading provider of edge cloud services specializing in China, APAC, MEA and global cloud delivery. As the only service provider with extensive POPs in China to be recognized by Gartner as possessing 'global' network capabilities, EdgeNext is one of the fastest-growing companies in the CDN space. BelugaCDN launched their services in 2015 and is a pay-as-you-go, low-cost CDN provider. They have a full-featured IPv4+IPv6 network and POPs on 5 continents.

Products

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Sort of/partially
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Extra costs
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Product EdgeNext BelugaCDN
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Dynamic Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Cloud Delivery
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Cloud Delivery
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Streaming Only delivery of the HTTP video streams, no transcoding or transmuxing
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Streaming Pseudo-streaming (progressive streaming), byte range requests support
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Global, including China
WAFWeb Application Firewall Part of the Security CDN
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Part of the Security CDN
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Available upon request. Extra costs apply
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers

Network

How many POP locations do EdgeNext and BelugaCDN have in different parts of the world?

Region EdgeNext BelugaCDN
North America 29 13
Latin America 7 1
Europe 16 4
Russia & CIS 2 0
Asia excl. China 35 5
China 1100 0
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 16 0
Africa 4 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration EdgeNext BelugaCDN
Minimum contract term None for self-service customers None
Minimum monthly costs None for self-service customers $5
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None 5000 requests per GB included. Overages $0.0035 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.01 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown

Features

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Sort of/partially
No
Extra costs
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Web acceleration EdgeNext BelugaCDN
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Self-service create account and configure account (EdgeNext to approve account)
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? <5 minutes Often instant, sometimes a few minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Global Anycasted IP available, but Beluga recommends against it
HTTP/2
WebSockets
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6?
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
Compress on the fly
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? HTTP and HTTPS HTTP and HTTPS.
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? 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 Available upon request
Waiting RoomDuring peak traffic, route users to a virtual waiting room
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Upload in the portal or via API Available upon request
Cache control - CDN caching Full and granular control Honor origin sent headers or configure overrides
Cache control - client caching Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Instant Instant
Purge - capabilities Purge all, purge by directory, soft purge Purge all and purge using regex
Analytics Many metrics in the UI All metrics are aggregated every 10 seconds, exported in real-time
Log files Available for download in Portal or via API. Format can be customized. Real-time export to Elastic Search or Redis. FTP.
tooltip 10 million requests/month free, $0.50/million events exported overage
API Purge, configuration, analytics, logs Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection EdgeNext BelugaCDN
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate SNI. Pricing is custom.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Pricing is custom Free (SNI)
tooltip TLS support includes full TLS Dynamic Record Sizing and ECDSA support per Q1 2017
Token authentication Not self-service, support is needed
Geo blocking Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Self-service
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Self-service
IP white/blacklisting Self-service

Support

Customer support EdgeNext BelugaCDN
Documentation Good documentation but not public Yes, public
Humans 24/7 email support and phone support. Multiple support packages are available Basic support (setup & troubleshooting: M-F, 9AM-5PM EST) is included for all accounts. Platinum (monthly spend more than $500) accounts receive priority. Enterprise customers receive phone support (w/ custom SLA).