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G-Core Labs versus CacheFly

Easily compare G-Core Labs and CacheFly 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 G-Core Labs CacheFly
Short profile G-Core Labs is a global CDN with a strong POP map in Russia and CIS. They acquired SkyparkCDN in 2017. G-Core Labs is headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in Moscow, Minsk and Perm. Launched in 2002, CacheFly developed the world's first TCP-anycast based content delivery network. CacheFly has a focus on optimizing the CDN for throughput and has steadily built out the network to now have ~40 POPs on 6 continents.

Products

Product G-Core Labs CacheFly
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Unknown Not 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 Not available/supported Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Available/supported Not available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Not available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Not available/supported

Network

Region G-Core Labs CacheFly
North America 7 11
Latin America 1 2
Europe 11 14
Russia & CIS 15 1
Asia, excl China 4 7
China 0 0
Oceania 1 3
Middle-East 2 4
Africa 0 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration G-Core Labs CacheFly
Minimum contract term Unknown 1 month
Minimum monthly costs $250 $500
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB Unknown

Features

Web acceleration G-Core Labs CacheFly
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available/supported Not available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported ~30 seconds Unknown
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Partially Custom solution (host your DNS zone ...) Available/supported Global Anycast
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin or compress on edge Resend from origin
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Match client to edge request protocol is possible. Can't use an IP address.
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Can be different from origin host Available/supported Set specific Host header value or forward value from client to edge request
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Currently in beta Available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Extra costs FTP, SFTP, SCP, rsync. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Partially Origin headers are inherited Available/supported Origin headers are honored. Can config overrides
Cache control - client caching Partially Origin headers are inherited Available/supported Origin headers are forwarded to client
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Not available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Partially A few minutes Available/supported Instant
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all, directory and file type Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics, real-time updates Available/supported Near real-time, lots of metrics
Log files Available/supported Real-time streaming of logs to your server (Syslog) Available/supported FTP, SCP, rsync
tooltip Logs are 24h delayed
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Partially Purge and analytics, not for configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection G-Core Labs CacheFly
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Available/supported Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Available/supported Extra costs Custom pricing for each customer
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Available/supported Manage self in control panel Not available/supported
Token authentication Available/supported Secure Token Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Country Access Policy Not available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Referer Access Policy Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported IP Access Policy Not available/supported

Support

Customer support G-Core Labs CacheFly
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7 Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support