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Fastly versus Tencent Cloud

Easily compare Fastly and Tencent Cloud 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 Tencent Cloud
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. Tencent Cloud is a leading global CDN that has resources distributed in 50+ countries and the highest service volume of all CDNs in Asia. It has a massive network with 1,100+ nodes in mainland China, extending beyond major ISPs to more than a dozen local providers.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Fastly Tencent Cloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Yes ECDN (Enterprise CDN)
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes CDN
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes CDN
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Yes LVB (Live Video Broadcast )
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video on Demand Yes VOD
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Image Optimizer No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes DNSpod
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web application firewall Yes WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Mitigation Yes Anti-DDoS Advanced
tooltip Anti-DDoS Pro also available
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Fastly Managed CDN No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Compute@Edge Sortof/partially Serverless Cloud Function

Network

Region Fastly Tencent Cloud
North America 17 11
Latin America 6 2
Europe 13 6
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia excl. China 7 21
China 0 1100
Oceania 6 1
Middle-East 1 4
Africa 2 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Fastly Tencent Cloud
Minimum contract term None None
Minimum monthly costs $50 None
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 $0.055 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.19 per GB $0.081 - $0.12 per GB (varies per region)
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.28 per GB $0.12 per GB

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Fastly Tencent Cloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes Self-service, credit card required
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant! Sortof/partially 5 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 Sortof/partially Use DNSPod for DNS
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes IPv6 at Fastly Unknown
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, HTTPS, match protocol
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Can be different from origin host Yes Can be IP address or hostname
tooltip Can be same host as in client-to-CDN requests
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Also available as separate product (Media Shield) Sortof/partially Custom implementation by Tencent DevOps team
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin No Yes Cloud Object Storage with free tier. 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 Sortof/partially Serve stale if origin sends 5xx
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant! Sortof/partially 5 minutes
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all and by key Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory
Analytics Yes Real-time! Yes Many metrics available in console and via API
Log files Yes Real-time streaming of logs to your server Yes W3C formatted. Available for download in console and via API. Log roll period and delay depends on traffic volume.
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs
HTTPS & Content Protection Fastly Tencent Cloud
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 Yes SNI. First 20 DV certs are free. Wildcard allowed
tooltip TrustAsia is the Certificate Authority
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs EV cert possible. Yes SNI and free. Wildcard allowed.
Token authentication Yes Enabling URL token validation Yes 4 types of token/URL signing available
Geo blocking Yes Sortof/partially Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Creating and using Edge Dictionaries Yes Based on Referrer or IP address
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 Console and API. Block/allow individual IPs and IP ranges

Support

Customer support Fastly Tencent Cloud
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Good, extensive and public documentation
Humans Yes Email support during business hours is free. Pay extra if you need more/better. Two paid plans available Yes 24/7 support via the console. Multiple VIP support packages are available