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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 Medianova Fastly
Short profile Medianova is originally a Turkey CDN, but has grown to become a global 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.


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Product Medianova Fastly
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Dynamic Site Acceleration Yes
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Content Delivery and Optimization Yes
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Internet Live Streaming Yes
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video on Demand Yes Video on Demand
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Image Optimization Yes Image Optimizer
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes WAF Yes Web application firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Yes DDoS Mitigation
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Private CDN Yes Fastly Managed CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers No Unknown Compute@Edge


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 & 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


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Web acceleration Medianova Fastly
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes One to three minutes Yes Instant!
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s):// Yes Yes Global anycast IPs are available
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? No Yes IPv6 at Fastly
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Compress on the fly. Brotli support! Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge. Brotli!
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Can be different from origin host Yes Can be different from origin host
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Yes Also available as separate product (Media Shield)
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Yes FTP, SFTP, Rsync No
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Cache-Control extensions support Yes Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute Yes Instant!
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge file paths, purge all Yes Purge all and by key
Analytics Yes Near real-time Yes Real-time!
Log files Yes Not by default, only on request Yes Real-time streaming of logs to your server
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Medianova Fastly
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like Yes Free (not SNI) Yes Free for first 5 domains, $20 per additional domain
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No Extra costs $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes SNI Extra costs EV cert possible.
Token authentication Yes Yes Enabling URL token validation
Geo blocking Yes Streaming Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Streaming Yes Creating and using Edge Dictionaries
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Yes Authenticating before returning a request
IP white/blacklisting Yes Streaming Yes About Edge ACLs


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