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SwiftServe versus BaishanCloud

Easily compare SwiftServe and BaishanCloud 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 BaishanCloud
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. BaishanCloud is a leading provider of cloud data services in China and around the world. As the only service provider based in China to be recognized by Gartner as possessing 'global' network capabilities, BaishanCloud is one of the fastest growing companies in the CDN space.

Products

Product SwiftServe BaishanCloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Partially 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 Not available/supported Not available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Not available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Available/supported Not available/supported

Network

Region SwiftServe BaishanCloud
North America 2 21
Latin America 0 8
Europe 1 22
Russia & CIS 0 10
Asia, excl China 20 25
China 1 350
Oceania 0 1
Middle-East 0 7
Africa 1 6

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration SwiftServe BaishanCloud
Minimum contract term 12 months No minimum
Minimum monthly costs Unknown No minimum
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 $0.05 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.10 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.14 per GB

Features

Web acceleration SwiftServe BaishanCloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Not available/supported Account creation requires a BaishanCloud employee's assistance
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially 15 minutes Partially 30 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Not available/supported Not available/supported
HTTP/2 Not available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Not available/supported Available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin or compress on edge Resend, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Partially Can't configure specific other Host header Available/supported 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 Not available/supported Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Partially FTP or upload in portal. Storage costs apply Available/supported Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Set override caching rules. Per file type. Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Not available/supported Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
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Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Up to 15 minutes Available/supported Instantly
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge file, all and by directory Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory. Purge by tag/key is in development
Analytics Partially Updated daily or hourly (premium)
tooltip No metrics per config/zone
Available/supported Many metrics in the UI
Log files Extra costs Logs are daily Partially Logs for a day can be downloaded the next day. Free
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, configuration, analytics
HTTPS & Content Protection SwiftServe BaishanCloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Not available/supported Available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Not available/supported Extra costs Pricing is custom
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed
Geo blocking Available/supported Extra costs Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Not available/supported Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed

Support

Customer support SwiftServe BaishanCloud
Documentation Partially Yes, but not public Partially Good documentation but not public
Humans Available/supported All customers get email support. 24/7 phone support is available (costs extra) Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support. Phone support is free and available in English during US business hours and 24/7 in Chinese language.