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Tencent Cloud versus CacheFly

Easily compare Tencent Cloud and CacheFly 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 Tencent Cloud CacheFly
Short profile 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. Launched in 2002, CacheFly developed the world's first TCP-anycast based content delivery network. CacheFly has a focus on optimizing the CDN for throughput and has steadily built out the network to now have 50+ POPs on 6 continents. CacheFly provides a 100% uptime SLA and takes pride in acting as 'consultants to our customers'.

Products

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Product Tencent Cloud CacheFly
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes ECDN (Enterprise CDN) Yes
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes CDN Yes
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes CDN Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes LVB (Live Video Broadcast ) Yes Ultra Low Latency Video Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes VOD Yes VoD
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No Yes Smart Image Optimization
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNSpod No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes WAF Unknown
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Anti-DDoS Advanced
tooltip Anti-DDoS Pro also available
Unknown
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No Yes Fully custom solution
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Sortof/partially Serverless Cloud Function Sortof/partially Custom solutions available for edge scripting
Origin StorageReduce load on origin. Faster cache miss responses. Yes Cloud Object Storage Yes Storage Optimization System

Network

Region Tencent Cloud CacheFly
North America 11 17
Latin America 2 11
Europe 6 14
Russia & CIS 1 2
Asia excl. China 21 7
China 1100 2
Oceania 1 3
Middle-East 4 5
Africa 1 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tencent Cloud CacheFly
Minimum contract term None 1 month
Minimum monthly costs None $595 (35 TB/m)
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None No
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.045 per GB n/a
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.067 - $0.09 per GB (varies per region) n/a
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.11 per GB n/a

Features

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  • Extra costs = Extra costs
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Web acceleration Tencent Cloud CacheFly
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Self-service, credit card required No
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 5 minutes Sortof/partially 5 - 180s depending on the change
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Sortof/partially Use DNSPod for DNS Extra costs Must purchase dedicated IP
tooltip Or use DNS provider that can do CNAME flattening
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown No
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP, HTTPS, match protocol Yes HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Match client to edge request protocol is possible
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Can be IP address or hostname
tooltip Can be same host as in client-to-CDN requests
Yes Set specific Host header value or forward value from client to edge request
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Sortof/partially Custom implementation by Tencent DevOps team Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Yes Cloud Object Storage with free tier. Upload in the portal or via API Extra costs FTP. Some storage free, more storage available at additional costs
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Origin headers are honored. Can config overrides
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Origin headers are forwarded to client. Can config overrides
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Sortof/partially Serve stale if origin sends 5xx Yes CacheFly support team can activate this edge behaviour
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially 5 minutes Yes Instant (under 5s)
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory Sortof/partially Purge all and by directory, not by tag or header
Analytics Yes Many metrics available in console and via API Yes Near real-time, lots of metrics
Log files Yes W3C formatted. Available for download in console and via API. Log roll period and delay depends on traffic volume. Extra costs Pull via FTP or have pushed to customer endpoint
tooltip Logs are 5 minutes delayed
API Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Tencent Cloud CacheFly
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Yes SNI. First 20 DV certs are free. Wildcard allowed
tooltip TrustAsia is the Certificate Authority
Extra costs Custom pricing
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes SNI and free. Wildcard allowed. Extra costs EV cert and/or Non-SNI possible
Token authentication Yes 4 types of token/URL signing available Yes Self-service activation/configuration
Geo blocking Sortof/partially Not self-service, support is needed Yes Self-service activation/configuration. Predefined and custom rules
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Based on Referrer or IP address Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Extra costs Available in a Custom/Private CDN scenario
IP white/blacklisting Yes Console and API. Block/allow individual IPs and IP ranges Yes Custom rules can be scripted (by support team at no extra charge)

Support

Customer support Tencent Cloud CacheFly
Documentation Yes Good, extensive and public documentation Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes 24/7 support via the console. Multiple VIP support packages are available Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support and a dedicated implementation/solutions engineer. Extra support ('Elite managed') available at a fee with SLA for support response time