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Tata Communications versus BaishanCloud

Easily compare Tata Communications 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 Tata Communications BaishanCloud
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. 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

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Tata Communications BaishanCloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Dynamic Site Acceleration Yes Dynamic Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Whole Site Acceleration Yes Cloud Delivery
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Large Object Rapid Delivery Yes Cloud Delivery
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live Streaming Yes Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video On Demand Yes Streaming
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Yes Cloud Delivery
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No No Available in Q4 2020
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 No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Unknown

Network

Region Tata Communications BaishanCloud
North America 8 11
Latin America 0 1
Europe 4 6
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 10 18
China 0 400
Oceania 1 4
Middle-East 1 2
Africa 0 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tata Communications BaishanCloud
Minimum contract term Unknown 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Tata Communications BaishanCloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No No Account creation requires a BaishanCloud employee's assistance
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially <10 minutes Sortof/partially 30 minutes
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
No
HTTP/2 No End of 2017 Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Yes
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
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS
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
Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin No Yes Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Full and granular control
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
Yes Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes No longer than 2 mins, often much faster Yes Instantly (<1 second)
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header Yes Purge all, purge by directory, soft purge
Analytics Yes Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Yes Many metrics in the UI
Log files Sortof/partially Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
Yes Available for download in Portal or via API. Format can be customized.
API Sortof/partially Purge, configuration. Not analytics Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs
HTTPS & Content Protection Tata Communications BaishanCloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net No No
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
tooltip Update cert via UI or API
Extra costs Pricing is custom
Token authentication Extra costs Yes Not self-service, support is needed
Geo blocking Yes Yes Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Their support team is needed Yes Not self-service, support is needed
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Yes Not self-service, support is needed
IP white/blacklisting Yes White or black listing. IP addresses and CIDR blocks
tooltip Customer can configure self in UI
Yes Not self-service, support is needed

Support

Customer support Tata Communications BaishanCloud
Documentation Sortof/partially Some documentation, not public Sortof/partially Good documentation but not public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Yes 24/7 email support and phone support. Multiple support packages are available