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Medianova versus G-Core Labs

Easily compare Medianova and G-Core Labs 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 G-Core Labs
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. G-Core Labs is a global CDN with a strong POP map in Russia and CIS. They acquired SkyparkCDN in 2017. G-Core Labs is headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in Moscow, Minsk and Perm.

Products

Product Medianova G-Core Labs
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported Unknown
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 Not 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 G-Core Labs
North America 6 7
Latin America 0 1
Europe 10 11
Russia & CIS 0 15
Asia, excl China 1 4
China 0 0
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 4 2
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Medianova G-Core Labs
Minimum contract term 12 months Unknown
Minimum monthly costs Varies by product and service $250
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive $0.05 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive $0.05 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Not applicable $0.05 per GB

Features

Web acceleration Medianova G-Core Labs
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 Available/supported ~30 seconds
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Partially Custom solution (host your DNS zone ...)
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 from origin or compress on 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 Available/supported Can be different from origin host
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Available/supported Currently in beta
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Available/supported FTP, SFTP, Rsync Extra costs
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Partially Origin headers are inherited
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Partially Origin headers are inherited
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
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute Partially A few minutes
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge file paths, purge all Available/supported Purge all, directory and file type
Analytics Available/supported Near real-time Available/supported Many metrics, real-time updates
Log files Available/supported Not by default, only on request Available/supported Real-time streaming of logs to your server (Syslog)
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Medianova G-Core Labs
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 Available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Available/supported SNI Available/supported Manage self in control panel
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported Secure Token
Geo blocking Available/supported Streaming Available/supported Country Access Policy
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Streaming Available/supported Referer Access Policy
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Streaming Available/supported IP Access Policy

Support

Customer support Medianova G-Core Labs
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers Available/supported Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7