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G-Core Labs versus Tata Communications

Easily compare G-Core Labs 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 G-Core Labs Tata Communications
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. 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

Product G-Core Labs Tata Communications
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 Not available/supported

Network

Region G-Core Labs Tata Communications
North America 7 8
Latin America 1 0
Europe 11 4
Russia & CIS 15 0
Asia, excl China 4 10
China 0 0
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 2 1
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration G-Core Labs Tata Communications
Minimum contract term Unknown Unknown
Minimum monthly costs $250 Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Unknown
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 Tata Communications
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 <10 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 ...) Available/supported Global Anycasted network
tooltip Tata recommends against root domain though, as they may make changes in DNS at any time
HTTP/2 Available/supported Not available/supported End of 2017
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
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
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 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 Extra costs Not available/supported
Cache control - CDN caching Partially Origin headers are inherited Available/supported Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Partially Origin headers are inherited Available/supported Full and granular control
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Partially
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Partially A few minutes Available/supported No longer than 2 mins, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all, directory and file type Partially Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics, real-time updates Available/supported Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Log files Available/supported Real-time streaming of logs to your server (Syslog) Partially Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Partially Purge, configuration. Not analytics
HTTPS & Content Protection G-Core Labs Tata Communications
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 Not available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Available/supported Manage self in control panel Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
tooltip Update cert via UI or API
Token authentication Available/supported Secure Token Extra costs
Geo blocking Available/supported Country Access Policy Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Referer Access Policy Available/supported Their support team is needed
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 White or black listing. IP addresses and CIDR blocks
tooltip Customer can configure self in UI

Support

Customer support G-Core Labs Tata Communications
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Partially Some documentation, not 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.