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Tata Communications versus ArvanCloud

Easily compare Tata Communications 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 Tata Communications ArvanCloud
Short profile Tata Communications is a full service, carrier grade, global CDN that has been in operation since their acquisition of BitGravity in 2012. The CDN rides on Tata’s global infrastructure which is the largest Tier 1 network in the world. Tata’s ownership of the network and peering relationships enable it to be very competitive when it comes to price. 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 Tata Communications ArvanCloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Dynamic Site Acceleration Yes
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Whole Site Acceleration Yes CDN
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Large Object Rapid Delivery Yes CDN
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live Streaming Yes Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video On Demand Yes Video Platform
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Sortof/partially
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes Cloud DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes CDN Security Yes Cloud Security
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes CDN Security Yes Cloud Security
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No Yes
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown No

Network

Region Tata Communications ArvanCloud
North America 8 3
Latin America 0 0
Europe 4 3
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 10 4
China 0 0
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 1 5
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tata Communications ArvanCloud
Minimum contract term Unknown None
Minimum monthly costs Unknown None
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown $0.0014 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown $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 Tata Communications ArvanCloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially <10 minutes Yes Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Global Anycasted network
tooltip Tata recommends against root domain though, as they may make changes in DNS at any time
Yes Anycasted network
HTTP/2 No End of 2017 Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Sortof/partially Resend from origin
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
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 Extra costs Tiered architecture, not single POP shield
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
No
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin No Extra costs Object Storage service. $0.023 per GB
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Sortof/partially
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
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 No longer than 2 mins, often much faster Yes Purging takes ~10 seconds
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header Sortof/partially Purge all and purge by directory, but not by tag or header
Analytics Yes Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Yes Near real-time
tooltip Insight into Origin Server Response Time
Log files Sortof/partially Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
Sortof/partially Pushed to customer's syslog server in real-time
tooltip Free in paid plans
API Sortof/partially Purge, configuration. Not analytics Yes Purge, analytics and configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Tata Communications ArvanCloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net No Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No Yes Free. SNI
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
tooltip Update cert via UI or API
Yes Free. SNI. EV cert is possible
Token authentication Extra costs Yes
Geo blocking Yes Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Their support team is needed No
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes White or black listing. IP addresses and CIDR blocks
tooltip Customer can configure self in UI
Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product

Support

Customer support Tata Communications ArvanCloud
Documentation Sortof/partially Some documentation, not public Yes Yes, public and available in English and Persian/Farsi languages
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Yes Phone support is available. Service level depends on customer's price plan