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Fastly versus BaishanCloud

Easily compare Fastly and BaishanCloud 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 BaishanCloud
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. BaishanCloud is a leading provider of cloud data services in China and around the world. As the only service provider based in China to be recognized by Gartner as possessing 'global' network capabilities, BaishanCloud is one of the fastest growing companies in the CDN space.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Fastly BaishanCloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Yes Dynamic Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes Cloud Delivery
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes Cloud Delivery
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Yes Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video on Demand Yes Streaming
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Image Optimizer Yes Cloud Delivery
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No No Available in Q4 2020
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 No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Compute@Edge Unknown

Network

Region Fastly BaishanCloud
North America 17 11
Latin America 6 1
Europe 13 6
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 7 18
China 0 400
Oceania 6 4
Middle-East 1 2
Africa 2 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Fastly BaishanCloud
Minimum contract term None 12 months
Minimum monthly costs $50 Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests $0.0075 - $0.016 per 10k requests Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.12 per GB Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.19 per GB Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.28 per GB Unknown

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Fastly BaishanCloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No Account creation requires a BaishanCloud employee's assistance
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant! Sortof/partially 30 minutes
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 No
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes IPv6 at Fastly Yes
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
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS
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) Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin No Yes Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Cache-Control extensions support Yes Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant! Yes Instantly (<1 second)
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all and by key Yes Purge all, purge by directory, soft purge
Analytics Yes Real-time! Yes Many metrics in the UI
Log files Yes Real-time streaming of logs to your server Yes Available for download in Portal or via API. Format can be customized.
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs
HTTPS & Content Protection Fastly BaishanCloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free for first 5 domains, $20 per additional domain No
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs EV cert possible. Extra costs Pricing is custom
Token authentication Yes Enabling URL token validation Yes Not self-service, support is needed
Geo blocking Yes Yes Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Creating and using Edge Dictionaries Yes Not self-service, support is needed
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes Authenticating before returning a request Yes Not self-service, support is needed
IP white/blacklisting Yes About Edge ACLs Yes Not self-service, support is needed

Support

Customer support Fastly BaishanCloud
Documentation Yes Yes, public Sortof/partially Good documentation but not public
Humans Yes Email support during business hours is free. Pay extra if you need more/better. Two paid plans available Yes 24/7 email support and phone support. Multiple support packages are available