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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

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

Network

Region Fastly QUANTIL
North America 17 10
Latin America 6 0
Europe 13 6
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia excl. China 7 22
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 None 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

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Fastly QUANTIL
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant! Sortof/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 Yes Global anycast IPs are available Extra costs Purchase auth DNS that integrates with their CDN
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
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Can be different from origin host Yes
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Also available as separate product (Media Shield) Sortof/partially Custom config, done by their support team
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin No Extra costs One-time $500 setup fee, $150/TB per month
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 Custom config, done by their support team
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant! Sortof/partially Sometimes takes up to 10 min
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all and by key Yes
Analytics Yes Real-time! Yes Many metrics. API outputs near real-time data. The customer portal is updated every 1-2 hours
Log files Yes Real-time streaming of logs to your server Sortof/partially Delay is 1-3 hours. Download through API or from portal
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Sortof/partially XML output
HTTPS & Content Protection Fastly QUANTIL
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 Extra costs SNI. Custom pricing
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs EV cert possible. Extra costs SNI. Custom pricing
Token authentication Yes Enabling URL token validation Yes
tooltip Available for ingress and egress points of the CDN. MD5 and SHA256
Geo blocking Yes Yes
tooltip Customers can provide a list regions and/or countries to whitelist and/or blacklist
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Creating and using Edge Dictionaries Yes
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
tooltip Whitelist and/or blacklist IP address. Self-configure.

Support

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