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QUANTIL versus Fastly

Easily compare QUANTIL and Fastly 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 Fastly
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). Founded in 2011, Fastly has grown into a mature CDN provider. Fastly offers a range of services including streaming media delivery and private CDN but Fastly is best known for being a 'real-time CDN', meaning changes happen instantly and the platform can deliver 'uncacheable' content well.

Products

Product QUANTIL Fastly
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported 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 Not available/supported Available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Available/supported Available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Unknown Available/supported

Network

Region QUANTIL Fastly
North America 10 16
Latin America 0 3
Europe 6 6
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia, excl China 15 6
China 550 0
Oceania 3 6
Middle-East 4 1
Africa 6 2

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration QUANTIL Fastly
Minimum contract term 12 months None
Minimum monthly costs $1000 $50
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None $0.0075 - $0.016 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Same rates as CDN-to-client traffic
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.12 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.19 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.28 per GB

Features

Web acceleration QUANTIL Fastly
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 Available/supported Instant!
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 Available/supported Global anycast IPs are available
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported Available/supported IPv6 at Fastly
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Available/supported Resend from origin or compress on edge. Brotli!
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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 Can be different from origin host
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Partially Custom config, done by their support team Available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs One-time $500 setup fee, $150/TB per month 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 Partially Custom config, done by their support team Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Partially Sometimes takes up to 10 min Available/supported Instant!
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Available/supported Purge all and by key
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics. API outputs near real-time data. The customer portal is updated every 1-2 hours Available/supported Real-time!
Log files Partially Delay is 1-3 hours. Download through API or from portal Available/supported Real-time streaming of logs to your server
API Partially XML output Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection QUANTIL Fastly
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Available/supported Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs SNI. Custom pricing Extra costs $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs SNI. Custom pricing Extra costs EV cert possible.
Token authentication Available/supported
tooltip Available for ingress and egress points of the CDN. MD5 and SHA256
Available/supported Enabling URL token validation
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 Creating and using Edge Dictionaries
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Available/supported Authenticating before returning a request
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported
tooltip Whitelist and/or blacklist IP address. Self-configure.
Available/supported About Edge ACLs

Support

Customer support QUANTIL Fastly
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 Email support during business hours is free. Pay extra if you need more/better. Two paid plans available