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Tata Communications versus CDNvideo

Easily compare Tata Communications and CDNvideo 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 CDNvideo
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. CDNvideo was founded in April 2010 and soon after became - and still is - one of the bigger CDN providers in Russia and CIS. CDNvideo is proud of their 24/7 technical support for all our customers.

Products

Product Tata Communications CDNvideo
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Partially Unknown
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 Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Unknown
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported Unknown
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Not available/supported Unknown
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Unknown

Network

Region Tata Communications CDNvideo
North America 8 3
Latin America 0 0
Europe 4 2
Russia & CIS 0 26
Asia, excl China 10 1
China 0 0
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 1 2
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tata Communications CDNvideo
Minimum contract term Unknown 1 month
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $50
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
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.05
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.05

Features

Web acceleration Tata Communications CDNvideo
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Not available/supported
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 Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Not available/supported End of 2017 Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
Resend from origin
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin is possible
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
Unknown
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Not available/supported Extra costs Upload via web interface. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Full and granular control Partially Origin sent headers are honored. Can't set overrides
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Full and granular control Partially Origin sent headers are honored. Can't set overrides
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
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported No longer than 2 mins, often much faster Partially Purging takes a few minutes
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Partially Max 1 hour delay
Log files Partially Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
Partially Download from the UI
tooltip Logs are ~ 30 minutes delayed
API Partially Purge, configuration. Not analytics Partially Purge and some analytics, not configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Tata Communications CDNvideo
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Not available/supported Available/supported Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Not available/supported Available/supported Free
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
tooltip Update cert via UI or API
Extra costs
Token authentication Extra costs Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Their support team is needed Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported White or black listing. IP addresses and CIDR blocks
tooltip Customer can configure self in UI
Available/supported

Support

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