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Medianova versus EdgeNext

Easily compare Medianova and EdgeNext 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 EdgeNext
Short profile Medianova has grown to become a global, established player with a strong presence in the Middle-East and Europe. Medianova uses modern technologies like their patent pending Dockerized CDN Platform, BBR, Brotli and Anycast and offers a wide range of content delivery solutions from their 50+ data centers. EdgeNext is a leading provider of edge cloud services specializing in China, APAC, MEA and global cloud delivery. As the only service provider with extensive POPs in China to be recognized by Gartner as possessing 'global' network capabilities, EdgeNext is one of the fastest-growing companies in the CDN space.

Products

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Product Medianova EdgeNext
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Dynamic Site Acceleration Dynamic Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Content Delivery and Optimization Cloud Delivery
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Cloud Delivery
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Internet Live Streaming Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Video on Demand Streaming
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Image Optimization
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Global, including China
WAFWeb Application Firewall WAF Part of the Security CDN
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Part of the Security CDN
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Private CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers

Network

How many POP locations do Medianova and EdgeNext have in different parts of the world?

Region Medianova EdgeNext
North America 9 29
Latin America 1 7
Europe 11 16
Russia & CIS 1 2
Asia excl. China 1 35
China 0 1100
Oceania 0 1
Middle-East 7 16
Africa 1 4

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Medianova EdgeNext
Minimum contract term 1 month None for self-service customers
Minimum monthly costs Varies by product and service None for self-service customers
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 Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Not applicable Unknown

Features

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Web acceleration Medianova EdgeNext
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Self-service create account and configure account (EdgeNext to approve account)
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? One to three minutes <5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com
HTTP/2
WebSockets
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6?
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Compress on the fly. Brotli support! Resend from origin, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? HTTP and HTTPS HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Can be different from origin host Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP
Waiting RoomDuring peak traffic, route users to a virtual waiting room
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin FTP, SFTP, Rsync Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Cache-Control extensions support Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute Instant
Purge - capabilities Purge file paths, purge all Purge all, purge by directory, soft purge
Analytics Near real-time Many metrics in the UI
Log files Not by default, only on request Available for download in Portal or via API. Format can be customized.
API Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding Purge, configuration, analytics, logs
HTTPS & Content Protection Medianova EdgeNext
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Free (not SNI)
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate SNI. Pricing is custom.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN SNI Pricing is custom
Token authentication Not self-service, support is needed
Geo blocking Streaming Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Streaming Self-service
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Self-service
IP white/blacklisting Streaming Self-service

Support

Customer support Medianova EdgeNext
Documentation Yes, public Good documentation but not public
Humans All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers 24/7 email support and phone support. Multiple support packages are available