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Fastly versus QUANTIL

Easily compare Fastly and QUANTIL 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 QUANTIL
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. QUANTIL launched their CDN services in 2012. They have a strong focus on live stream delivery with continued support for RTMP, L-HLS, HDS, HTTP TS and HTTP FLV. QUANTIL has a full-featured IPv4+IPv6 network and a big network of POPs in 34 countries including mainland China (ChinaNetCenter).

Products

Product Fastly QUANTIL
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 Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Available/supported Available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Available/supported Unknown

Network

Region Fastly QUANTIL
North America 16 10
Latin America 3 0
Europe 6 6
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia, excl China 6 15
China 0 550
Oceania 6 3
Middle-East 1 4
Africa 2 6

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Fastly QUANTIL
Minimum contract term None 12 months
Minimum monthly costs $50 $1000
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 Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.19 per GB Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.28 per GB Unknown

Features

Web acceleration Fastly QUANTIL
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available/supported Not available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported Instant! Partially Depends on number of POPs turned on
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 Extra costs Purchase auth DNS that integrates with their CDN
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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Available/supported
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Can be different from origin host Available/supported
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Partially Custom config, done by their support team
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Not available/supported Extra costs One-time $500 setup fee, $150/TB per month
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Full and granular control Available/supported
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Full and granular control Available/supported
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support Partially Custom config, done by their support team
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant! Partially Sometimes takes up to 10 min
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all and by key Available/supported
Analytics Available/supported Real-time! Available/supported Many metrics. API outputs near real-time data. The customer portal is updated every 1-2 hours
Log files Available/supported Real-time streaming of logs to your server Partially Delay is 1-3 hours. Download through API or from portal
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Partially XML output
HTTPS & Content Protection Fastly QUANTIL
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. Custom pricing
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs EV cert possible. Extra costs SNI. Custom pricing
Token authentication Available/supported Enabling URL token validation Available/supported
tooltip Available for ingress and egress points of the CDN. MD5 and SHA256
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported
tooltip Customers can provide a list regions and/or countries to whitelist and/or blacklist
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Creating and using Edge Dictionaries Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Available/supported Authenticating before returning a request Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported About Edge ACLs Available/supported
tooltip Whitelist and/or blacklist IP address. Self-configure.

Support

Customer support Fastly QUANTIL
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Available/supported Yes, but not everything is public. API docs are public.
Humans Available/supported Email support during business hours is free. Pay extra if you need more/better. Two paid plans available Partially Standard support (Monday to Friday, 9-6 pm PST) for small customers, and emergency support (24/7) for large customers. Support Availability.