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QUANTIL versus BelugaCDN

Easily compare QUANTIL and BelugaCDN 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 QUANTIL BelugaCDN
Short profile QUANTIL launched their CDN services in 2012. They have a strong focus on live stream delivery with continued support for RTMP, L-HLS, HDS, HTTP TS and HTTP FLV. QUANTIL has a full-featured IPv4+IPv6 network and a big network of POPs in 34 countries including mainland China (ChinaNetCenter). BelugaCDN launched their services in 2015 and is a pay-as-you-go, low-cost CDN provider. They have a full-featured IPv4+IPv6 network and POPs on 5 continents.

Products

Product QUANTIL BelugaCDN
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 Partially
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Available/supported
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Not available/supported Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall 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 Unknown Extra costs

Network

Region QUANTIL BelugaCDN
North America 10 14
Latin America 0 1
Europe 6 3
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia, excl China 15 5
China 550 0
Oceania 3 1
Middle-East 4 0
Africa 6 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration QUANTIL BelugaCDN
Minimum contract term 12 months None
Minimum monthly costs $1000 $5
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None 5000 requests per GB included. Overages $0.0035 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.01 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown

Features

Web acceleration QUANTIL BelugaCDN
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially Depends on number of POPs turned on Partially Often instant, sometimes a few minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Extra costs Purchase auth DNS that integrates with their CDN Partially Global Anycasted IP available, but Beluga recommends against it
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported Available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Available/supported Compress on the fly
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Available/supported
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Partially Custom config, done by their support team Extra costs Available upon request
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs One-time $500 setup fee, $150/TB per month Extra costs Available upon request
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Available/supported Honor origin sent headers or configure overrides
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 Partially Custom config, done by their support team Not available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Partially Sometimes takes up to 10 min Available/supported Instant
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Partially Purge all and purge using regex
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics. API outputs near real-time data. The customer portal is updated every 1-2 hours Available/supported All metrics are aggregated every 10 seconds, exported in real-time
Log files Partially Delay is 1-3 hours. Download through API or from portal Extra costs Real-time export to Elastic Search or Redis. FTP.
tooltip 10 million requests/month free, $0.50/million events exported overage
API Partially XML output Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection QUANTIL BelugaCDN
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Not available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs SNI. Custom pricing Not available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs SNI. Custom pricing Available/supported Free (SNI)
tooltip TLS support includes full TLS Dynamic Record Sizing and ECDSA support per Q1 2017
Token authentication Available/supported
tooltip Available for ingress and egress points of the CDN. MD5 and SHA256
Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported
tooltip Customers can provide a list regions and/or countries to whitelist and/or blacklist
Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported
tooltip Whitelist and/or blacklist IP address. Self-configure.
Available/supported

Support

Customer support QUANTIL BelugaCDN
Documentation Available/supported Yes, but not everything is public. API docs are public. Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Partially Standard support (Monday to Friday, 9-6 pm PST) for small customers, and emergency support (24/7) for large customers. Support Availability. Available/supported Basic support (setup & troubleshooting: M-F, 9AM-5PM EST) is included for all accounts. Platinum (monthly spend more than $500) accounts receive priority. Enterprise customers receive phone support (w/ custom SLA).