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G-Core Labs versus SwiftServe

Easily compare G-Core Labs and SwiftServe 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 SwiftServe
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. SwiftServe CDN, operated by Conversant, has a strong POP presence in Asia and especially Indonesia. Their services include web acceleration, file download optimisation, video on demand (VoD) and live streaming. Conversant operates the largest CDN Federation in Asia.

Products

Product G-Core Labs SwiftServe
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Unknown Partially
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 Available/supported

Network

Region G-Core Labs SwiftServe
North America 7 2
Latin America 1 0
Europe 11 1
Russia & CIS 15 0
Asia, excl China 4 20
China 0 1
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 2 0
Africa 0 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration G-Core Labs SwiftServe
Minimum contract term Unknown 12 months
Minimum monthly costs $250 Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
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 SwiftServe
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 Partially 15 minutes
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 ...) Not available/supported
HTTP/2 Available/supported Not available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported Not available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin or compress on edge Resend from origin or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Can be different from origin host Partially Can't configure specific other Host header
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Currently in beta Not available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Partially FTP or upload in portal. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Partially Origin headers are inherited Available/supported Set override caching rules. Per file type.
Cache control - client caching Partially Origin headers are inherited Available/supported
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 Up to 15 minutes
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all, directory and file type Partially Purge file, all and by directory
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics, real-time updates Partially Updated daily or hourly (premium)
tooltip No metrics per config/zone
Log files Available/supported Real-time streaming of logs to your server (Syslog) Extra costs Logs are daily
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection G-Core Labs SwiftServe
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Not available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Available/supported Extra costs
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 Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Referer Access Policy Not 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 Available/supported

Support

Customer support G-Core Labs SwiftServe
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Partially Yes, but not public
Humans Available/supported Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7 Available/supported All customers get email support. 24/7 phone support is available (costs extra)