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Tencent Cloud versus Edgecast

Easily compare Tencent Cloud and Edgecast 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 Edgecast
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. The Edgecast Platform is a division of Yahoo. 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. In 2021, Edgecast became part of Yahoo.

Products

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Product Tencent Cloud Edgecast
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes ECDN (Enterprise CDN) Yes Network
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes CDN Yes Network
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes CDN Yes Network
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes LVB (Live Video Broadcast ) Yes Live Events
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes VOD Yes Encode
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No Yes Dynamic Imaging
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNSpod Yes DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes WAF Yes Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Anti-DDoS Advanced
tooltip Anti-DDoS Pro also available
Yes DDoS
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Sortof/partially Serverless Cloud Function Sortof/partially Edge Compute
tooltip Rules and Lua scripting

Network

Region Tencent Cloud Edgecast
North America 11 18
Latin America 2 12
Europe 6 15
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia excl. China 21 12
China 1100 100
Oceania 1 3
Middle-East 4 3
Africa 1 2

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tencent Cloud Edgecast
Minimum contract term None Unknown
Minimum monthly costs None Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.045 per GB Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.067 - $0.09 per GB (varies per region) Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.11 per GB Unknown

Features

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Web acceleration Tencent Cloud Edgecast
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Self-service, credit card required Sortof/partially Available through Microsoft Azure
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 5 minutes Yes A few minutes
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 Yes Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Yes
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
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 Configure specific other Host header
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Sortof/partially Custom implementation by Tencent DevOps team Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control
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 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 Serve stale if origin sends 5xx Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially 5 minutes Yes No longer than 1 min, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension
Analytics Yes Many metrics available in console and via API Yes Real-time, with many metrics in the UI
Log files Yes W3C formatted. Available for download in console and via API. Log roll period and delay depends on traffic volume. Yes < 60 seconds
API Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Tencent Cloud Edgecast
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes
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 Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes SNI and free. Wildcard allowed. Extra costs Pricing is custom
Token authentication Yes 4 types of token/URL signing available Yes Included as core feature
Geo blocking Sortof/partially Not self-service, support is needed Yes Included as core feature
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Based on Referrer or IP address 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 Console and API. Block/allow individual IPs and IP ranges Yes Included as core feature

Support

Customer support Tencent Cloud Edgecast
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.