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Edgio versus Tata Communications

Easily compare Edgio and Tata Communications 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 Edgio Tata Communications
Short profile Edgio is the result of the merger between well-known CDNs Edgecast and Limelight Networks and now a global edge platform with 300+ edge locations across the globe. The Edgio platform has four pillars: Delivery, Streaming, Security and AppOps. Tata Communications is a full service, carrier grade, global CDN that has been in operation since their acquisition of BitGravity in 2012. The CDN rides on Tata’s global infrastructure which is the largest Tier 1 network in the world. Tata’s ownership of the network and peering relationships enable it to be very competitive when it comes to price.

Products

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Sort of/partially
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Extra costs
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Product Edgio Tata Communications
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Delivery Dynamic Site Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Delivery Whole Site Acceleration
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Delivery Large Object Rapid Delivery
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Streaming Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Streaming Video On Demand
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Dynamic Imaging
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Security CDN Security
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Security CDN Security
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers App Edge

Network

Region Edgio Tata Communications
North America 18 8
Latin America 12 0
Europe 15 4
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 12 10
China 100 0
Oceania 3 1
Middle-East 3 1
Africa 2 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Edgio Tata Communications
Minimum contract term Unknown Unknown
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Unknown
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 Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown

Features

Yes
Sort of/partially
No
Extra costs
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Web acceleration Edgio Tata Communications
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available through Microsoft Azure
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? A few minutes <10 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Anycasted network (regional) Global Anycasted network
tooltip Tata recommends against root domain though, as they may make changes in DNS at any time
HTTP/2 End of 2017
WebSockets WebSockets docs
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6?
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin, or compress on edge Resend from origin
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
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 Can't configure specific other Host header
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Single POP shield or multiple. Full control Tiered architecture, not single POP shield
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Origin Storage
Cache control - CDN caching Full and granular control Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Full and granular control Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Purge Speed No longer than 2 mins, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header
Analytics Real-time, with many metrics in the UI Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Log files < 60 seconds Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
API Purge, analytics, configuration Purge, configuration. Not analytics
HTTPS & Content Protection Edgio Tata Communications
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Pricing is custom SNI. Pricing is custom.
tooltip Update cert via UI or API
Token authentication Included as core feature
Geo blocking Included as core feature
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Included as core feature Their support team is needed
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Supported via special configuration
IP white/blacklisting Included as core feature White or black listing. IP addresses and CIDR blocks
tooltip Customer can configure self in UI

Support

Customer support Edgio Tata Communications
Documentation Yes, public Some documentation, not public
Humans All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. All customers get 24/7 email and phone support.