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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

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  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Medianova Tata Communications
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Dynamic Site Acceleration Yes Dynamic Site Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes Whole Site Acceleration
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes Large Object Rapid Delivery
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Internet Live Streaming Yes Live Streaming
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
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No No
WAFWeb Application Firewall No Yes CDN Security
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Yes CDN Security
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Private CDN No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Unknown

Network

Region Medianova Tata Communications
North America 7 8
Latin America 1 0
Europe 13 4
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia excl. China 2 10
China 0 0
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 5 1
Africa 2 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

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  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Medianova Tata Communications
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes One to three minutes Sortof/partially <10 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Yes Global Anycasted network
tooltip Tata recommends against root domain though, as they may make changes in DNS at any time
HTTP/2 Yes No End of 2017
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? No Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Compress on the fly. Brotli support! Sortof/partially Resend from origin
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
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 Sortof/partially Can't configure specific other Host header
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes 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 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 Sortof/partially
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute Yes No longer than 2 mins, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge file paths, purge all Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header
Analytics Yes Near real-time Yes Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Log files Yes Not by default, only on request Sortof/partially Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding Sortof/partially Purge, configuration. Not analytics
HTTPS & Content Protection Medianova Tata Communications
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free (not SNI) No
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes SNI Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
tooltip Update cert via UI or API
Token authentication Yes Extra costs
Geo blocking Yes Streaming Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Streaming Yes Their support team is needed
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Streaming Yes White or black listing. IP addresses and CIDR blocks
tooltip Customer can configure self in UI

Support

Customer support Medianova Tata Communications
Documentation Yes Yes, public Sortof/partially Some documentation, not public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support.