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Medianova versus SwiftServe

Easily compare Medianova and SwiftServe 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 SwiftServe
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. SwiftServe CDN, operated by Conversant, has a strong POP presence in Asia and especially Indonesia. Their services include web acceleration, file download optimisation, video on demand (VoD) and live streaming. Conversant operates the largest CDN Federation in Asia.

Products

Product Medianova SwiftServe
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported Partially
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 Not available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Available/supported Available/supported

Network

Region Medianova SwiftServe
North America 6 2
Latin America 0 0
Europe 10 1
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia, excl China 1 20
China 0 1
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 4 0
Africa 0 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Medianova SwiftServe
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 SwiftServe
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available/supported Not available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported One to three minutes Partially 15 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Not available/supported
HTTP/2 Available/supported Not available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Not available/supported Not 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 Partially Can't configure specific other Host header
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Not available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Available/supported FTP, SFTP, Rsync Partially FTP or upload in portal. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Available/supported Set override caching rules. Per file type.
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Available/supported
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support Not available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute Available/supported Up to 15 minutes
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge file paths, purge all Partially Purge file, all and by directory
Analytics Available/supported Near real-time Partially Updated daily or hourly (premium)
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Log files Available/supported Not by default, only on request Extra costs Logs are daily
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Medianova SwiftServe
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 Not available/supported
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Streaming Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Streaming Not available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Streaming Available/supported

Support

Customer support Medianova SwiftServe
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 email support. 24/7 phone support is available (costs extra)