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Level 3 versus Medianova

Easily compare Level 3 and Medianova 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 Level 3 Medianova
Short profile Level 3 owns and operates a global Tier-1 network and - logically - their CDN runs on top of it. Level 3 CDN has POPs on all continents and their product focus is on video and large object delivery. Level 3 CDN is part of the Google Cloud CDN Interconnect. Medianova is originally a Turkey CDN, but in the last few years has grown quickly to become a global player with a strong presence in Europe. Medianova uses modern technologies like their patent pending Dockerized CDN Platform, HTTP/2, BBR and Brotli.

Products

Product Level 3 Medianova
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Not available/supported 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 Available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported Not available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Available/supported

Network

Region Level 3 Medianova
North America 30 6
Latin America 9 0
Europe 38 10
Russia & CIS 4 0
Asia, excl China 8 1
China 0 0
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 5 4
Africa 4 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Level 3 Medianova
Minimum contract term 12 months 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Varies by product and service
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) Unknown Confidential, market competitive
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Confidential, market competitive
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Not applicable

Features

Web acceleration Level 3 Medianova
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales. Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Unknown Available/supported One to three minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Not available/supported No global Anycast Available/supported
HTTP/2 Not available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Not available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
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Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
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Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Configure specific other Host header
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Available/supported Can be different from origin host
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply Available/supported FTP, SFTP, Rsync
Cache control - CDN caching Partially Available/supported
Cache control - client caching Partially Available/supported
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Unknown Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant Available/supported Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header Partially Purge file paths, purge all
Analytics Available/supported Available/supported Near real-time
Log files Available/supported
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Available/supported Not by default, only on request
API Partially Purge, analytics, configuration (but limited) Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding
HTTPS & Content Protection Level 3 Medianova
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Not available/supported Available/supported Free (not SNI)
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Not available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Available/supported SNI
Token authentication Extra costs Available/supported
Geo blocking Extra costs Available/supported Streaming
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Unknown Available/supported Streaming
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Unknown Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Unknown Available/supported Streaming

Support

Customer support Level 3 Medianova
Documentation Partially Yes, but not public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers