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Medianova versus Level 3

Easily compare Medianova and Level 3 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 Level 3
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. Level 3 owns and operates a global Tier-1 network and - logically - their CDN runs on top of it. Level 3 CDN has POPs on all continents and their product focus is on video and large object delivery. Level 3 CDN is part of the Google Cloud CDN Interconnect.

Products

Product Medianova Level 3
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported Not 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 Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported Not 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 Level 3
North America 6 30
Latin America 0 9
Europe 10 38
Russia & CIS 0 4
Asia, excl China 1 8
China 0 0
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 4 5
Africa 0 4

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Medianova Level 3
Minimum contract term 12 months 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Varies by product and service Unknown
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

Web acceleration Medianova Level 3
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available/supported Not available/supported Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported One to three minutes Unknown
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Not available/supported No global Anycast
HTTP/2 Available/supported Not available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Not available/supported Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
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Resend from origin
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
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Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Can be different from origin host Available/supported Configure specific other Host header
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Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Available/supported FTP, SFTP, Rsync Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Partially
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Partially
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support Unknown
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute Available/supported Instant
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge file paths, purge all Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Available/supported Near real-time Available/supported
Log files Available/supported Not by default, only on request Available/supported
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API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding Partially Purge, analytics, configuration (but limited)
HTTPS & Content Protection Medianova Level 3
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Free (not SNI) Not available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Not available/supported Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Available/supported SNI Extra costs
Token authentication Available/supported Extra costs
Geo blocking Available/supported Streaming Extra costs
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Streaming Unknown
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Unknown
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Streaming Unknown

Support

Customer support Medianova Level 3
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Partially Yes, but not public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support