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Gcore versus Tata Communications

Easily compare Gcore and Tata Communications 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 Tata Communications
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. Tata Communications is a full service, carrier grade, global CDN that has been in operation since their acquisition of BitGravity in 2012. The CDN rides on Tata’s global infrastructure which is the largest Tier 1 network in the world. Tata’s ownership of the network and peering relationships enable it to be very competitive when it comes to price.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Gcore Tata Communications
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 Whole Site Acceleration
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes Large Object Rapid Delivery
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live Streaming Yes Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes VoD Yes Video On Demand
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Sortof/partially Yes
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNS No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes WAF Yes CDN Security
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Protection Yes CDN Security
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers No Unknown

Network

Region Gcore Tata Communications
North America 15 8
Latin America 10 0
Europe 17 4
Russia & CIS 36 0
Asia excl. China 13 10
China 0 0
Oceania 2 1
Middle-East 10 1
Africa 3 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Gcore Tata Communications
Minimum contract term None Unknown
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

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Gcore Tata Communications
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes ~15 minutes Sortof/partially <10 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 ...) Yes Global Anycasted network
tooltip Tata recommends against root domain though, as they may make changes in DNS at any time
HTTP/2 Yes No End of 2017
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 Sortof/partially Resend from origin
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
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 Sortof/partially Can't configure specific other Host header
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Extra costs Tiered architecture, not single POP shield
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Unknown No
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 Sortof/partially
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially Purge Speed Yes No longer than 2 mins, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, directory, and by file type/pattern Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header
Analytics Yes Many metrics, real-time updates Yes Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Log files Extra costs Export logs to your storage. Logs are exported at the end of each hour. Sortof/partially Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Sortof/partially Purge, configuration. Not analytics
HTTPS & Content Protection Gcore Tata Communications
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes No
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Manage self in control panel Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
tooltip Update cert via UI or API
Token authentication Yes Secure Token Extra costs
Geo blocking Yes Country Access Policy Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Referer Access Policy Yes Their support team is needed
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes IP Access Policy Yes White or black listing. IP addresses and CIDR blocks
tooltip Customer can configure self in UI

Support

Customer support Gcore Tata Communications
Documentation Yes Yes, public Sortof/partially Some documentation, 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.