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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

Product Fastly BaishanCloud
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 Not 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 Available/supported Not available/supported

Network

Region Fastly BaishanCloud
North America 16 21
Latin America 3 8
Europe 6 22
Russia & CIS 0 10
Asia, excl China 6 25
China 0 350
Oceania 6 1
Middle-East 1 7
Africa 2 6

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Fastly BaishanCloud
Minimum contract term None No minimum
Minimum monthly costs $50 No minimum
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests $0.0075 - $0.016 per 10k requests None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Same rates as CDN-to-client traffic None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.12 per GB $0.05 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.19 per GB $0.10 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.28 per GB $0.14 per GB

Features

Web acceleration Fastly BaishanCloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available/supported Not available/supported Account creation requires a BaishanCloud employee's assistance
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported Instant! Partially 30 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Global anycast IPs are available Not available/supported
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported IPv6 at Fastly Available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin or compress on edge. Brotli!
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Resend, or compress on edge
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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 Can be different from origin host Available/supported Configure specific other Host header
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Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Not available/supported Available/supported Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Full and granular control Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
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Cache control - client caching Available/supported Full and granular control Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
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Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
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Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant! Available/supported Instantly
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all and by key Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory. Purge by tag/key is in development
Analytics Available/supported Real-time! Available/supported Many metrics in the UI
Log files Available/supported Real-time streaming of logs to your server Partially Logs for a day can be downloaded the next day. Free
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, configuration, analytics
HTTPS & Content Protection Fastly BaishanCloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Free Available/supported
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 Available/supported Enabling URL token validation Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed
Geo blocking Available/supported Extra costs Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Creating and using Edge Dictionaries Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Available/supported Authenticating before returning a request Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported About Edge ACLs Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed

Support

Customer support Fastly BaishanCloud
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Partially Good documentation but not public
Humans Available/supported Email support during business hours is free. Pay extra if you need more/better. Two paid plans available Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support. Phone support is free and available in English during US business hours and 24/7 in Chinese language.