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Tata Communications versus Tencent Cloud

Easily compare Tata Communications and Tencent Cloud 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 Tencent Cloud
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. Tencent Cloud is a leading global CDN that has resources distributed in 50+ countries and the highest service volume of all CDNs in Asia. It has a massive network with 1,100+ nodes in mainland China, extending beyond major ISPs to more than a dozen local providers.

Products

Yes
Sort of/partially
No
Extra costs
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Product Tata Communications Tencent Cloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Dynamic Site Acceleration ECDN (Enterprise CDN)
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Whole Site Acceleration CDN
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Large Object Rapid Delivery CDN
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Live Streaming LVB (Live Video Broadcast )
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Video On Demand VOD
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain DNSpod
WAFWeb Application Firewall CDN Security WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. CDN Security Anti-DDoS Advanced
tooltip Anti-DDoS Pro also available
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Serverless Cloud Function

Network

Region Tata Communications Tencent Cloud
North America 8 7
Latin America 0 2
Europe 4 6
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia excl. China 10 21
China 0 1100
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 1 4
Africa 0 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tata Communications Tencent Cloud
Minimum contract term Unknown None
Minimum monthly costs Unknown None
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 $0.045 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.067 - $0.09 per GB (varies per region)
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.11 per GB

Features

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Sort of/partially
No
Extra costs
Unknown
Web acceleration Tata Communications Tencent Cloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Self-service, credit card required
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? <10 minutes 5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Global Anycasted network
tooltip Tata recommends against root domain though, as they may make changes in DNS at any time
Use DNSPod for DNS
HTTP/2 End of 2017
WebSockets
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6?
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
Resend from origin, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? HTTP and HTTPS HTTP, HTTPS, match protocol
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Can't configure specific other Host header Can be IP address or hostname
tooltip Can be same host as in client-to-CDN requests
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Tiered architecture, not single POP shield
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Custom implementation by Tencent DevOps team
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Cloud Object Storage with free tier. Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Full and granular control Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Full and granular control Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Serve stale if origin sends 5xx
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN No longer than 2 mins, often much faster 5 minutes
Purge - capabilities Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header Purge all, purge by directory
Analytics Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Many metrics available in console and via API
Log files Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
W3C formatted. Available for download in console and via API. Log roll period and delay depends on traffic volume.
API Purge, configuration. Not analytics Purge, configuration, analytics, logs
HTTPS & Content Protection Tata Communications Tencent Cloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate SNI. First 20 DV certs are free. Wildcard allowed
tooltip TrustAsia is the Certificate Authority
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN SNI. Pricing is custom.
tooltip Update cert via UI or API
SNI and free. Wildcard allowed.
Token authentication 4 types of token/URL signing available
Geo blocking Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Their support team is needed Based on Referrer or IP address
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content
IP white/blacklisting White or black listing. IP addresses and CIDR blocks
tooltip Customer can configure self in UI
Console and API. Block/allow individual IPs and IP ranges

Support

Customer support Tata Communications Tencent Cloud
Documentation Some documentation, not public Good, extensive and public documentation
Humans All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. 24/7 support via the console. Multiple VIP support packages are available