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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

Product Tata Communications 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 Not available/supported Not available/supported

Network

Region Tata Communications BaishanCloud
North America 8 21
Latin America 0 8
Europe 4 22
Russia & CIS 0 10
Asia, excl China 10 25
China 0 350
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 1 7
Africa 0 6

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tata Communications BaishanCloud
Minimum contract term Unknown No minimum
Minimum monthly costs Unknown No minimum
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown 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 Tata Communications 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 <10 minutes Partially 30 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Global Anycasted network
tooltip Tata recommends against root domain though, as they may make changes in DNS at any time
Not available/supported
HTTP/2 Not available/supported End of 2017 Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
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 Extra costs Tiered architecture, not single POP shield
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Not available/supported Available/supported Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Full and granular control Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Full and granular control 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 Partially
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
tooltip
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported No longer than 2 mins, often much faster Available/supported Instantly
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory. Purge by tag/key is in development
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Available/supported Many metrics in the UI
Log files Partially Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
Partially Logs for a day can be downloaded the next day. Free
API Partially Purge, configuration. Not analytics Available/supported Purge, configuration, analytics
HTTPS & Content Protection Tata Communications 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 Not available/supported 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 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 Available/supported Their support team is needed 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 White or black listing. IP addresses and CIDR blocks
tooltip Customer can configure self in UI
Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed

Support

Customer support Tata Communications BaishanCloud
Documentation Partially Some documentation, not public Partially Good documentation but not public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. 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.