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Limelight versus Medianova

Easily compare Limelight 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 Limelight Medianova
Short profile Limelight (NASDAQ: LLNW) has been a strong player in the CDN market since 2001. Limelight has a large, high-capacity network with POPs on many continents and offers digital content delivery, live and on-demand video, cloud security and edge computing services. 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 Limelight Medianova
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... 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 Available/supported Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Available/supported Not available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Available/supported Available/supported

Network

Region Limelight Medianova
North America 16 6
Latin America 6 0
Europe 12 10
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia, excl China 10 1
China 0 0
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 4 4
Africa 1 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Limelight Medianova
Minimum contract term 12 months 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Varies by product and service Varies by product and service
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Yes Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive Confidential, market competitive
APAC traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive Confidential, market competitive
LATAM traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive Not applicable

Features

Web acceleration Limelight Medianova
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available/supported Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially A few minutes 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 Non-Anycasted network Available/supported
HTTP/2 Available/supported 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 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 Available/supported Self-service control Available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Origin Storage. Upload via UI or API Available/supported FTP, SFTP, Rsync
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Available/supported
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Available/supported
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported 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 Available/supported Purge by path, all, pattern, wildcard. Partially Purge file paths, purge all
Analytics Available/supported Available/supported Near real-time
Log files Extra costs Download logs via FTP, SFTP, rsync and scp
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Available/supported Not by default, only on request
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, OVP, origin storage Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding
HTTPS & Content Protection Limelight Medianova
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Free. SNI 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 Available/supported MediaVault. Highly customizable Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported IP access control by Geo and IP Available/supported Streaming
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported MediaVault. Highly customizable Available/supported Streaming
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported MediaVault. Highly customizable Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported MediaVault. Highly customizable Available/supported Streaming

Support

Customer support Limelight Medianova
Documentation Partially Yes, but not public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Customers who purchase Advanced Services have access to a designated Limelight Advanced Services team member. Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers