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QUANTIL versus SwiftServe

Easily compare QUANTIL 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 QUANTIL SwiftServe
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). 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 QUANTIL 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 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 Available/supported

Network

Region QUANTIL SwiftServe
North America 10 2
Latin America 0 0
Europe 6 1
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia, excl China 15 20
China 550 1
Oceania 3 0
Middle-East 4 0
Africa 6 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration QUANTIL SwiftServe
Minimum contract term 12 months 12 months
Minimum monthly costs $1000 Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown

Features

Web acceleration QUANTIL SwiftServe
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Not available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially Depends on number of POPs turned on Partially 15 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 Not available/supported
HTTP/2 Available/supported Not available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported Not available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Available/supported Resend from origin or compress on edge
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 Partially Can't configure specific other Host header
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Partially Custom config, done by their support team Not available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs One-time $500 setup fee, $150/TB per month 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 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 Up to 15 minutes
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Partially Purge file, all and by directory
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics. API outputs near real-time data. The customer portal is updated every 1-2 hours Partially Updated daily or hourly (premium)
tooltip No metrics per config/zone
Log files Partially Delay is 1-3 hours. Download through API or from portal Extra costs Logs are daily
API Partially XML output Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection QUANTIL SwiftServe
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 Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs SNI. Custom pricing Not available/supported
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 Not 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 SwiftServe
Documentation Available/supported Yes, but not everything is public. API docs are public. Partially Yes, but not 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 All customers get email support. 24/7 phone support is available (costs extra)