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SwiftServe versus ArvanCloud

Easily compare SwiftServe and ArvanCloud 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 SwiftServe ArvanCloud
Short profile 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. ArvanCloud is global provider of cloud services, including CDN, Security and DNS. ArvanCloud wants to stand out in the CDN market with low pricing and excellent customer support. Their anycasted network has POPs on several continents. Later in 2020 a new POP will launch in Pakistan and ArvanCloud will expand its presence in India and Turkey.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product SwiftServe ArvanCloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Sortof/partially Yes
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes CDN
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes CDN
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Yes Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Yes Video Platform
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No Sortof/partially
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes Cloud DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall No Yes Cloud Security
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. No Yes Cloud Security
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Yes
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown No

Network

Region SwiftServe ArvanCloud
North America 2 3
Latin America 0 0
Europe 1 3
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 20 4
China 1 0
Oceania 0 1
Middle-East 0 5
Africa 1 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration SwiftServe ArvanCloud
Minimum contract term 12 months None
Minimum monthly costs Unknown None
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None $0.0014 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None $0.037 - $0.05 per GB
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.037 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.05 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Not applicable

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration SwiftServe ArvanCloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 15 minutes Yes Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No Yes Anycasted network
HTTP/2 No Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? No Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin is possible
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Sortof/partially Can't configure specific other Host header Yes Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP No No
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Sortof/partially FTP or upload in portal. Storage costs apply Extra costs Object Storage service. $0.023 per GB
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Set override caching rules. Per file type. Yes
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble No Sortof/partially Always Online feature can be turned on.
tooltip No Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Up to 15 minutes Yes Purging takes ~10 seconds
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge file, all and by directory Sortof/partially Purge all and purge by directory, but not by tag or header
Analytics Sortof/partially Updated daily or hourly (premium)
tooltip No metrics per config/zone
Yes Near real-time
tooltip Insight into Origin Server Response Time
Log files Extra costs Logs are daily Sortof/partially Pushed to customer's syslog server in real-time
tooltip Free in paid plans
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics and configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection SwiftServe ArvanCloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net No Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Yes Free. SNI
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN No Yes Free. SNI. EV cert is possible
Token authentication Yes Yes
Geo blocking Yes Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content No No
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product

Support

Customer support SwiftServe ArvanCloud
Documentation Sortof/partially Yes, but not public Yes Yes, public and available in English and Persian/Farsi languages
Humans Yes All customers get email support. 24/7 phone support is available (costs extra) Yes Phone support is available. Service level depends on customer's price plan