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Tata Communications versus Leaseweb

Easily compare Tata Communications and Leaseweb 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 Leaseweb
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. Leaseweb has been an established player in the (enterprise) hosting market for many years and launched their CDN mid 2013. Leaseweb claims 'the most competitive price in the CDN market'.

Products

Product Tata Communications Leaseweb
Dynamic content delivery Partially Partially
Small file delivery Available/supported Available/supported
Large file delivery Available/supported Available/supported
Live video Available/supported Available/supported
Video on demand Available/supported Available/supported
DNS Not available/supported Not available/supported
WAF Not available/supported Available/supported
Anti-DDoS Not available/supported Not available/supported
Private CDN Not available/supported Not available/supported

Network

Region Tata Communications Leaseweb
North America 8 4
Latin America 0 0
Europe 4 5
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia, excl China 10 2
China 0 0
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 1 0
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tata Communications Leaseweb
Minimum contract term Unknown One month
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $49
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown 20 mio/m included, overages $0.90 - $1.00 per mio
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.07 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.07 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.07 per GB

Features

Web acceleration Tata Communications Leaseweb
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Not available/supported Leaseweb needs 1 business day to get you started
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially <10 minutes Unknown
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 No global Anycast
HTTP/2 Not available/supported End of 2017 Unknown
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
Unknown
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Unknown
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Partially Can't configure specific other Host header Unknown
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 Unknown
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Full and granular control Unknown
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Full and granular control Unknown
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
Unknown
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported No longer than 2 mins, often much faster Unknown
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header Unknown
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Unknown
Log files Partially Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
Unknown
API Partially Purge, configuration. Not analytics Unknown
HTTPS & Content Protection Tata Communications Leaseweb
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Not available/supported Available/supported Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Not available/supported Not available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
tooltip Update cert via UI or API
Available/supported Free. SNI
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 Leaseweb
Documentation Partially Some documentation, not public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Unknown