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Medianova versus BaishanCloud

Easily compare Medianova and BaishanCloud 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 Medianova BaishanCloud
Short profile 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. BaishanCloud is a leading provider of cloud data services in China and around the world. As the only service provider based in China to be recognized by Gartner as possessing 'global' network capabilities, BaishanCloud is one of the fastest growing companies in the CDN space.

Products

Product Medianova BaishanCloud
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 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 Available/supported Not available/supported

Network

Region Medianova BaishanCloud
North America 6 21
Latin America 0 8
Europe 10 22
Russia & CIS 0 10
Asia, excl China 1 25
China 0 350
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 4 7
Africa 0 6

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Medianova BaishanCloud
Minimum contract term 12 months No minimum
Minimum monthly costs Varies by product and service No minimum
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) Confidential, market competitive $0.05 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive $0.10 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Not applicable $0.14 per GB

Features

Web acceleration Medianova BaishanCloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available/supported Not available/supported Account creation requires a BaishanCloud employee's assistance
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported One to three minutes Partially 30 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Not available/supported
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Not available/supported Available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
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Resend, or compress on edge
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Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Can be different from origin host Available/supported Configure specific other Host header
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Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Available/supported FTP, SFTP, Rsync Available/supported Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
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Cache control - client caching Available/supported Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
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Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
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Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute Available/supported Instantly
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge file paths, purge all Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory. Purge by tag/key is in development
Analytics Available/supported Near real-time Available/supported Many metrics in the UI
Log files Available/supported Not by default, only on request Partially Logs for a day can be downloaded the next day. Free
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding Available/supported Purge, configuration, analytics
HTTPS & Content Protection Medianova BaishanCloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Free (not SNI) Available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Not available/supported Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Available/supported SNI Extra costs Pricing is custom
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed
Geo blocking Available/supported Streaming Extra costs Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Streaming Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Streaming Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed

Support

Customer support Medianova BaishanCloud
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Partially Good documentation but not public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support. Phone support is free and available in English during US business hours and 24/7 in Chinese language.