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Fastly versus Medianova

Easily compare Fastly and Medianova 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 Fastly Medianova
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. Medianova is originally a Turkey CDN, but has grown to become a global player with a strong presence in the Middle-East and Europe. Medianova uses modern technologies like their patent pending Dockerized CDN Platform, BBR, Brotli and Anycast and offers a wide range of content delivery solutions from their 50+ data centers.


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


Region Fastly Medianova
North America 17 9
Latin America 6 1
Europe 13 11
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia excl. China 7 1
China 0 0
Oceania 6 0
Middle-East 1 7
Africa 2 1


Pricing & contract duration Fastly Medianova
Minimum contract term None 1 month
Minimum monthly costs $50 Varies by product and service
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 Confidential, market competitive
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.19 per GB Confidential, market competitive
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.28 per GB Not applicable


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Web acceleration Fastly Medianova
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant! Yes One to three minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s):// Yes Global anycast IPs are available Yes
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes IPv6 at Fastly No
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge. Brotli! Yes Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
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 Can be different from origin host
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 FTP, SFTP, Rsync
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 Yes Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant! Yes Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all and by key Sortof/partially Purge file paths, purge all
Analytics Yes Real-time! Yes Near real-time
Log files Yes Real-time streaming of logs to your server Yes Not by default, only on request
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding
HTTPS & Content Protection Fastly Medianova
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like Yes Free for first 5 domains, $20 per additional domain Yes Free (not SNI)
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs EV cert possible. Yes SNI
Token authentication Yes Enabling URL token validation Yes
Geo blocking Yes Yes Streaming
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Creating and using Edge Dictionaries Yes Streaming
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes Authenticating before returning a request No
IP white/blacklisting Yes About Edge ACLs Yes Streaming


Customer support Fastly Medianova
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes Email support during business hours is free. Pay extra if you need more/better. Two paid plans available Yes All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers