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Medianova versus Tata Communications

Easily compare Medianova and Tata Communications 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 Tata Communications
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. Tata Communications is a full service, carrier grade, global CDN that has been in operation since their acquisition of BitGravity in 2012. The CDN rides on Tata’s global infrastructure which is the largest Tier 1 network in the world. Tata’s ownership of the network and peering relationships enable it to be very competitive when it comes to price.

Products

Product Medianova Tata Communications
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 Not available/supported

Network

Region Medianova Tata Communications
North America 6 8
Latin America 0 0
Europe 10 4
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia, excl China 1 10
China 0 0
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 4 1
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Medianova Tata Communications
Minimum contract term 12 months Unknown
Minimum monthly costs Varies by product and service Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Unknown
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 Tata Communications
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 <10 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Available/supported Global Anycasted network
tooltip Tata recommends against root domain though, as they may make changes in DNS at any time
HTTP/2 Available/supported Not available/supported End of 2017
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!
tooltip
Resend from origin
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
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 Extra costs Tiered architecture, not single POP shield
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Available/supported FTP, SFTP, Rsync Not available/supported
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Available/supported Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Available/supported Full and granular control
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support Partially
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute Available/supported No longer than 2 mins, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge file paths, purge all Partially Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header
Analytics Available/supported Near real-time Available/supported Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Log files Available/supported Not by default, only on request Partially Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding Partially Purge, configuration. Not analytics
HTTPS & Content Protection Medianova Tata Communications
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 Not available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Available/supported SNI Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
tooltip Update cert via UI or API
Token authentication Available/supported Extra costs
Geo blocking Available/supported Streaming Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Streaming Available/supported Their support team is needed
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Streaming Available/supported White or black listing. IP addresses and CIDR blocks
tooltip Customer can configure self in UI

Support

Customer support Medianova Tata Communications
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Partially Some documentation, 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.