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Leaseweb versus Lumen

Easily compare Leaseweb and Lumen 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 Leaseweb Lumen
Short profile Leaseweb has been an established player in the (enterprise) hosting market for many years and launched their CDN mid 2013. Leaseweb claims 'the most competitive price in the CDN market' and has a reseller program. Lumen (formerly known as Centurylink or Level 3) owns and operates a global Tier-1 network and - logically - their CDN runs on top of it. Lumen CDN has POPs on many continents and their product focus is on video, large object delivery and edge computing.

Products

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Product Leaseweb Lumen
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... CDN Edge Compute
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) CDN and/or CDN Edge Compute
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB)
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? CDN and/or CDN Mesh Delivery
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video CDN and/or CDN Mesh Delivery
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization part of CDN Edge Compute
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain
WAFWeb Application Firewall WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. DDoS IP Protection Lumen DDoS Hyper (on-demand) and DDoS Mitigation Service
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Private CDN CDN Mesh Delivery for Enterprise
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Edge Compute

Network

Region Leaseweb Lumen
North America 6 28
Latin America 0 11
Europe 6 35
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 2 7
China 0 0
Oceania 0 5
Middle-East 0 4
Africa 0 3

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Leaseweb Lumen
Minimum contract term One month Unknown
Minimum monthly costs $49 Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB Unknown

Features

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Web acceleration Leaseweb Lumen
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Leaseweb needs 1 business day to get you started Not yet, but coming soon.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Instant No longer than 15 minutes - Often instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No global Anycast Available with Section product for an additional fee
HTTP/2
WebSockets
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6?
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin or compress on the edge Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? HTTP and HTTPS HTTP and HTTPS.
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? 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
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Can set max-age override and set 404 caching TTL
Cache control - client caching
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble CDN serves cached if origin is down
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Instant most of the time Instant
Purge - capabilities Purge per file and purge all Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Bandwidth, geo distribution and more
Log files One hour delay. Fetch via FTP
API Purge, analytics, configuration Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Leaseweb Lumen
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Free. SNI
Token authentication
Geo blocking
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content
IP white/blacklisting

Support

Customer support Leaseweb Lumen
Documentation Yes, public KB Yes, but not public
Humans 24/7 personal support via telephone and email.