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Lumen versus CDN77

Easily compare Lumen and CDN77 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 Lumen CDN77
Short profile Lumen (formerly known as Centurlink 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. CDN77 provides a solid set of content delivery products and solutions all over the world, with 33 PoPs on 5 continents. CDN77 is an innovation frontrunner known to be among the first providers to offer features such as TLS 1.3, Brotli or HTTP/2. They also offer real-time support provided by in-house engineers 24/7

Products

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Product Lumen CDN77
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes CDN Edge Compute No
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes CDN and/or CDN Edge Compute Yes
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes CDN and/or CDN Mesh Delivery Yes Live streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes CDN and/or CDN Mesh Delivery Yes Video delivery
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes part of CDN Edge Compute Yes
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Unknown No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes WAF Yes
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Lumen DDoS Hyper (on-demand) and DDoS Mitigation Service Yes DDOS Mitigation
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes CDN Mesh Delivery for Enterprise Extra costs Private CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Yes Edge Compute Unknown

Network

Region Lumen CDN77
North America 28 9
Latin America 10 1
Europe 35 13
Russia & CIS 0 2
Asia excl. China 7 6
China 0 0
Oceania 5 1
Middle-East 4 1
Africa 2 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Lumen CDN77
Minimum contract term Unknown None
Minimum monthly costs Unknown No, but minimum is $149/yr
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.049 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.125 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.185 per GB

Features

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  • Extra costs = Extra costs
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Web acceleration Lumen CDN77
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Not yet, but coming soon. Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially No longer than 15 minutes - Often instant Yes 3 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No No global Anycast No Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Sortof/partially Edge server accepts IPv6 requests but replies via IPv4.
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Sortof/partially Resend from origin only
tooltip Does not compress on the edge
Yes Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
tooltip Origin don't need to support Brotli
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS. Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Custom port number can be configured
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Yes Possible to set a specific Host header for communications with origin
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Yes Free. Must be enabled/configured via support
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Yes Origin sent headers override CDN config rules
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes Their support team is needed
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Yes Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant Yes Instant. Purge all may take up to 3 mins.
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header Sortof/partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Yes Yes 5 to 10 minutes delayed.
Log files Yes Extra costs $49/month/CDN Resource. FTP, SFTP, rsync.
tooltip Logs are only 5 minutes delayed
API Sortof/partially Purge, analytics, configuration (but limited) Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Lumen CDN77
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes Free (not SNI)
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Yes Extra costs Let's Encrypt is free (SNI), or $99/year for SAN in their cert (no SNI)
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Yes Free (SNI)
Token authentication Yes Yes
Geo blocking Yes Yes Their support team is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes Yes Their support team is needed
IP white/blacklisting Yes Yes Their support team is needed

Support

Customer support Lumen CDN77
Documentation Sortof/partially Yes, but not public Yes Yes, public. API docs
Humans Unknown Yes All customers get real-time 24/7 support via email, phone, chat and Skype.