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Tata Communications versus Medianova

Easily compare Tata Communications and Medianova 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 Medianova
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. Medianova is originally a Turkey CDN, but in the last few years has grown quickly to become a global player with a strong presence in Europe. Medianova uses modern technologies like their patent pending Dockerized CDN Platform, HTTP/2, BBR and Brotli.

Products

Product Tata Communications Medianova
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 Available/supported

Network

Region Tata Communications Medianova
North America 8 6
Latin America 0 0
Europe 4 10
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia, excl China 10 1
China 0 0
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 1 4
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tata Communications Medianova
Minimum contract term Unknown 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Varies by product and service
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 Confidential, market competitive
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Confidential, market competitive
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Not applicable

Features

Web acceleration Tata Communications Medianova
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially <10 minutes Available/supported One to three 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
Available/supported
HTTP/2 Not available/supported End of 2017 Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Not available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
tooltip
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 Can be different from origin host
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
Available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Not available/supported Available/supported FTP, SFTP, Rsync
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Full and granular control Available/supported
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Full and granular control Available/supported
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
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported No longer than 2 mins, often much faster Available/supported Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header Partially Purge file paths, purge all
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Available/supported Near real-time
Log files Partially Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
Available/supported Not by default, only on request
API Partially Purge, configuration. Not analytics Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding
HTTPS & Content Protection Tata Communications Medianova
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Not available/supported Available/supported Free (not 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 SNI
Token authentication Extra costs Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported Streaming
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Their support team is needed Available/supported Streaming
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 Streaming

Support

Customer support Tata Communications Medianova
Documentation Partially Some documentation, not public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers