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Medianova versus CloudFront

Easily compare Medianova and CloudFront 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 CloudFront
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. CloudFront is the CDN of AWS (Amazon Web Services), the world's largest cloud services provider. CloudFront offers a mature set of content delivery products and has a big network of POPs on many continents. Solid documentation and APIs make CloudFront a developer-friendly CDN.

Products

Product Medianova CloudFront
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 Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported 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 CloudFront
North America 6 21
Latin America 0 2
Europe 10 17
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia, excl China 1 11
China 0 0
Oceania 1 2
Middle-East 4 0
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Medianova CloudFront
Minimum contract term 12 months None
Minimum monthly costs Varies by product and service None
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown $0.0075 - $0.022 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown $0.02 - $0.16 per GB (free is origin is AWS)
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive $0.085 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive $0.14 per GB (India: $0.17)
LATAM traffic (low volume) Not applicable $0.25 per GB

Features

Web acceleration Medianova CloudFront
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available/supported Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported One to three minutes Partially ~10 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Partially Only if used together with AWS Route53
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported HTTP/s announcement (Sep 2016)
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Not available/supported Available/supported IPv6 support announcement (Oct 2016)
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
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Resend, or compress on edge
tooltip CloudFront can compress many content types on the edge
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 Partially Can't configure specific other Host header
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Not available/supported CloudFront does request collapsing though
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Available/supported FTP, SFTP, Rsync Not available/supported
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Unknown
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Unknown
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 No Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute Available/supported 1 minute or faster
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge file paths, purge all Partially Purge all and by directory/file type (wildcards)
Analytics Available/supported Near real-time Available/supported Amazon CloudFront Reports & Analytics
Log files Available/supported Not by default, only on request Partially Only delivered to S3
tooltip CloudFront delivers access logs for a distribution up to several times an hour
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Medianova CloudFront
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Free (not SNI) Available/supported Free (not SNI)
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Not available/supported Not available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Available/supported SNI Available/supported Free (SNI) or $600/m for non-SNI
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported Serving Private Content through CloudFront
Geo blocking Available/supported Streaming Available/supported Restricting the Geographic Distribution of Your Content
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Streaming Extra costs Use AWS WAF for Referer Checking
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Streaming Extra costs Use AWS WAF to Block IP Addresses

Support

Customer support Medianova CloudFront
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Available/supported Yes, public. API docs
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers Extra costs Community support is free. Email and phone support (AWS Support) available at extra costs