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Tata Communications versus Verizon Media

Easily compare Tata Communications and Verizon Media 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 Verizon Media
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. The Verizon Media Platform is a division of Verizon. In 2013, Verizon acquired EdgeCast's Content Delivery Network (CDN) along with upLynk's video workflow technology to create a next-generation platform. This platform streamlines the streaming video workflow including encoding, SSAI and delivery, plus accelerates and secures websites and content for broadcasters, retailers and enterprises.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Tata Communications Verizon Media
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Dynamic Site Acceleration Yes Network
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Whole Site Acceleration Yes Network
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Large Object Rapid Delivery Yes Network
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live Streaming Yes Live Events
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video On Demand Yes Encode
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Yes Dynamic Imaging
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes CDN Security Yes Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes CDN Security Yes DDoS
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Sortof/partially Edge Compute
tooltip Rules and Lua scripting

Network

Region Tata Communications Verizon Media
North America 8 18
Latin America 0 13
Europe 4 15
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 10 12
China 0 100
Oceania 1 3
Middle-East 1 3
Africa 0 2

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tata Communications Verizon Media
Minimum contract term Unknown Unknown
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Unknown
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 Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Tata Communications Verizon Media
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Sortof/partially Available through Microsoft Azure
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially <10 minutes Yes A few minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Global Anycasted network
tooltip Tata recommends against root domain though, as they may make changes in DNS at any time
Yes Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2 No End of 2017 Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Sortof/partially Resend from origin
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Sortof/partially Can't configure specific other Host header Yes Configure specific other Host header
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
Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin No Extra costs Origin Storage
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Sortof/partially
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes No longer than 2 mins, often much faster Yes No longer than 1 min, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension
Analytics Yes Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Yes Real-time, with many metrics in the UI
Log files Sortof/partially Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
Yes < 60 seconds
API Sortof/partially Purge, configuration. Not analytics Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Tata Communications Verizon Media
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net No Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
tooltip Update cert via UI or API
Extra costs Pricing is custom
Token authentication Extra costs Yes Included as core feature
Geo blocking Yes Yes Included as core feature
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Their support team is needed Yes Included as core feature
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Extra costs Supported via special configuration
IP white/blacklisting Yes White or black listing. IP addresses and CIDR blocks
tooltip Customer can configure self in UI
Yes Included as core feature

Support

Customer support Tata Communications Verizon Media
Documentation Sortof/partially Some documentation, not public Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support.