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Medianova versus Fastly

Easily compare Medianova and Fastly 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 Fastly
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. Founded in 2011, Fastly has grown into a mature CDN provider. Fastly offers a range of services including streaming media delivery and private CDN but Fastly is best known for being a 'real-time CDN', meaning changes happen instantly and the platform can deliver 'uncacheable' content well.

Products

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

Network

Region Medianova Fastly
North America 9 17
Latin America 1 6
Europe 11 13
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia excl. China 1 7
China 0 0
Oceania 0 6
Middle-East 7 1
Africa 1 2

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Medianova Fastly
Minimum contract term 1 month None
Minimum monthly costs Varies by product and service $50
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown $0.0075 - $0.016 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive $0.12 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive $0.19 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Not applicable $0.28 per GB

Features

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Web acceleration Medianova Fastly
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? One to three minutes Instant!
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Global anycast IPs are available
HTTP/2
WebSockets Limited availability
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? IPv6 at Fastly
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Compress on the fly. Brotli support! Resend from origin, or compress on edge. Brotli!
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 Can be different from origin host
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Also available as separate product (Media Shield)
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin FTP, SFTP, Rsync
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 and by key
Analytics Near real-time Real-time!
Log files Not by default, only on request Real-time streaming of logs to your server
API Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Medianova Fastly
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Free (not SNI) Free for first 5 domains, $20 per additional domain
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN SNI EV cert possible.
Token authentication Enabling URL token validation
Geo blocking Streaming
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Streaming Creating and using Edge Dictionaries
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Authenticating before returning a request
IP white/blacklisting Streaming About Edge ACLs

Support

Customer support Medianova Fastly
Documentation Yes, public Yes, public
Humans All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers Email support during business hours is free. Pay extra if you need more/better. Two paid plans available