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Tata Communications versus QUANTIL

Easily compare Tata Communications and QUANTIL 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 QUANTIL
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. QUANTIL launched their CDN services in 2012. They have a strong focus on live stream delivery with continued support for RTMP, L-HLS, HDS, HTTP TS and HTTP FLV. QUANTIL has a full-featured IPv4+IPv6 network and a big network of POPs in 34 countries including mainland China (ChinaNetCenter).

Products

Product Tata Communications QUANTIL
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 Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported 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 Unknown

Network

Region Tata Communications QUANTIL
North America 8 10
Latin America 0 0
Europe 4 6
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia, excl China 10 15
China 0 550
Oceania 1 3
Middle-East 1 4
Africa 0 6

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tata Communications QUANTIL
Minimum contract term Unknown 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $1000
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 Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown

Features

Web acceleration Tata Communications QUANTIL
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 Depends on number of POPs turned on
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
Extra costs Purchase auth DNS that integrates with their CDN
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
Available/supported
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Partially Can't configure specific other Host header Available/supported
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
Partially Custom config, done by their support team
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Not available/supported Extra costs One-time $500 setup fee, $150/TB per month
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
Partially Custom config, done by their support team
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported No longer than 2 mins, often much faster Partially Sometimes takes up to 10 min
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header Available/supported
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Available/supported Many metrics. API outputs near real-time data. The customer portal is updated every 1-2 hours
Log files Partially Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
Partially Delay is 1-3 hours. Download through API or from portal
API Partially Purge, configuration. Not analytics Partially XML output
HTTPS & Content Protection Tata Communications QUANTIL
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. Custom pricing
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
tooltip Update cert via UI or API
Extra costs SNI. Custom pricing
Token authentication Extra costs Available/supported
tooltip Available for ingress and egress points of the CDN. MD5 and SHA256
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported
tooltip Customers can provide a list regions and/or countries to whitelist and/or blacklist
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
tooltip Whitelist and/or blacklist IP address. Self-configure.

Support

Customer support Tata Communications QUANTIL
Documentation Partially Some documentation, not public Available/supported Yes, but not everything is public. API docs are public.
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Partially Standard support (Monday to Friday, 9-6 pm PST) for small customers, and emergency support (24/7) for large customers. Support Availability.