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Fastly versus ArvanCloud

Easily compare Fastly and ArvanCloud 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 Fastly ArvanCloud
Short profile Founded in 2011, Fastly has grown into a mature CDN provider. Fastly offers a range of services including streaming media delivery and private CDN but Fastly is best known for being a 'real-time CDN', meaning changes happen instantly and the platform can deliver 'uncacheable' content well. ArvanCloud is global provider of cloud services, including CDN, Security and DNS. ArvanCloud wants to stand out in the CDN market with low pricing and excellent customer support. Their anycasted network has POPs on several continents. Later in 2020 a new POP will launch in Pakistan and ArvanCloud will expand its presence in India and Turkey.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Fastly ArvanCloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Yes
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes CDN
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes CDN
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Yes Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video on Demand Yes Video Platform
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Image Optimizer Sortof/partially
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes Cloud DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web application firewall Yes Cloud Security
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Mitigation Yes Cloud Security
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Fastly Managed CDN Yes
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Compute@Edge No

Network

Region Fastly ArvanCloud
North America 17 3
Latin America 6 0
Europe 13 3
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 7 4
China 0 0
Oceania 6 1
Middle-East 1 5
Africa 2 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Fastly ArvanCloud
Minimum contract term None None
Minimum monthly costs $50 None
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests $0.0075 - $0.016 per 10k requests $0.0014 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None $0.037 - $0.05 per GB
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.12 per GB $0.037 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.19 per GB $0.05 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.28 per GB Not applicable

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Fastly ArvanCloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant! Yes Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Global anycast IPs are available Yes Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes IPv6 at Fastly Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge. Brotli! Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin is possible
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Can be different from origin host 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 Yes Also available as separate product (Media Shield) No
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin No Extra costs Object Storage service. $0.023 per GB
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Cache-Control extensions support Sortof/partially Always Online feature can be turned on.
tooltip No Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant! Yes Purging takes ~10 seconds
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all and by key Sortof/partially Purge all and purge by directory, but not by tag or header
Analytics Yes Real-time! Yes Near real-time
tooltip Insight into Origin Server Response Time
Log files Yes Real-time streaming of logs to your server Sortof/partially Pushed to customer's syslog server in real-time
tooltip Free in paid plans
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics and configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Fastly ArvanCloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free for first 5 domains, $20 per additional domain Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain Yes Free. SNI
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs EV cert possible. Yes Free. SNI. EV cert is possible
Token authentication Yes Enabling URL token validation Yes
Geo blocking Yes Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Creating and using Edge Dictionaries No
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes Authenticating before returning a request No
IP white/blacklisting Yes About Edge ACLs Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product

Support

Customer support Fastly ArvanCloud
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public and available in English and Persian/Farsi languages
Humans Yes Email support during business hours is free. Pay extra if you need more/better. Two paid plans available Yes Phone support is available. Service level depends on customer's price plan