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Gcore versus CDNetworks

Easily compare Gcore and CDNetworks 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 Gcore CDNetworks
Short profile Gcore is a global CDN with a focus on gaming: "We expand the geographical presence of your game and speed up downloads for your players". Gcore is headquartered in Luxembourg and employs 400+ people. Founded in 2000, CDNetworks has been in the content delivery space longer than most other CDNs. CDNetworks always had, and still has, a strong focus on emerging markets like Brazil and Russia. CDNetworks has a wide range of content delivery/acceleration and security products.

Products

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
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  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Gcore CDNetworks
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Yes Dynamic Web Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes Content Acceleration
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live Streaming Yes Media Acceleration
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes VoD Yes Media Acceleration
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Sortof/partially Yes Cloud Image Optimization
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNS Yes Cloud DNS+
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes WAF Yes Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Protection Yes DDoS Mitigation
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers No Yes Edge Computing Platform

Network

Region Gcore CDNetworks
North America 15 11
Latin America 10 7
Europe 17 13
Russia & CIS 36 17
Asia excl. China 13 20
China 0 20
Oceania 2 1
Middle-East 10 9
Africa 3 4

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Gcore CDNetworks
Minimum contract term None 12 months
Minimum monthly costs $25 Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests First 1 billion free, more cost $0.0075/million Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Yes Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB Unknown

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Gcore CDNetworks
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes ~15 minutes Sortof/partially ~ 15 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Sortof/partially Custom solution (host your DNS zone ...) No Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Yes No
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
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 Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Extra costs Multiple POPs can act as shield
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Unknown Extra costs
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Origin or CDN controlled Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Origin or CDN controlled Yes Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Always Online Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially Purge Speed Sortof/partially Completion time is 5 - 10 minutes
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, directory, and by file type/pattern Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension
Analytics Yes Many metrics, real-time updates Yes
Log files Extra costs Export logs to your storage. Logs are exported at the end of each hour. Yes
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Gcore CDNetworks
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes No
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Manage self in control panel Extra costs
Token authentication Yes Secure Token Yes
Geo blocking Yes Country Access Policy Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Referer Access Policy Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Yes
IP white/blacklisting Yes IP Access Policy Yes

Support

Customer support Gcore CDNetworks
Documentation Yes Yes, public Sortof/partially Yes, but not public
Humans Yes Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7 Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support