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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 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. CDN77 provides a solid set of content delivery products and solutions all over the world, with 47 PoPs on 6 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 ... 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 Live streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video CDN and/or CDN Mesh Delivery Video 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. Lumen DDoS Hyper (on-demand) and DDoS Mitigation Service DDOS Mitigation
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs CDN Mesh Delivery for Enterprise Private CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Edge Compute

Network

Region Lumen CDN77
North America 28 12
Latin America 11 5
Europe 35 15
Russia & CIS 0 3
Asia excl. China 7 6
China 0 0
Oceania 5 1
Middle-East 4 4
Africa 3 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Lumen CDN77
Minimum contract term Unknown 1 month
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $199/m
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 $0.033 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.033 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.033 per GB

Features

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

Support

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