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Tencent Cloud versus Fastly

Easily compare Tencent Cloud and Fastly 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 Fastly
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. Founded in 2011, Fastly has grown into a mature CDN provider. Fastly offers a range of services including streaming media delivery and private CDN but Fastly is best known for being a 'real-time CDN', meaning changes happen instantly and the platform can deliver 'uncacheable' content well.

Products

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
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  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Tencent Cloud Fastly
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
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes VOD Yes Video on Demand
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No Yes Image Optimizer
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNSpod No
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 Mitigation
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No Yes Fastly Managed CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Sortof/partially Serverless Cloud Function Unknown Compute@Edge

Network

Region Tencent Cloud Fastly
North America 11 17
Latin America 2 6
Europe 6 13
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia excl. China 21 7
China 1100 0
Oceania 1 6
Middle-East 4 1
Africa 1 2

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tencent Cloud Fastly
Minimum contract term None None
Minimum monthly costs None $50
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None $0.0075 - $0.016 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.045 per GB $0.12 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.067 - $0.09 per GB (varies per region) $0.19 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.11 per GB $0.28 per GB

Features

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  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Tencent Cloud Fastly
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Self-service, credit card required Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 5 minutes Yes Instant!
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 Global anycast IPs are available
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Yes IPv6 at Fastly
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. Brotli!
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 Can be different from origin host
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Sortof/partially Custom implementation by Tencent DevOps team Yes Also available as separate product (Media Shield)
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Yes Cloud Object Storage with free tier. Upload in the portal or via API No
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 Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially 5 minutes Yes Instant!
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory Yes Purge all and by key
Analytics Yes Many metrics available in console and via API Yes Real-time!
Log files Yes W3C formatted. Available for download in console and via API. Log roll period and delay depends on traffic volume. Yes Real-time streaming of logs to your server
API Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Tencent Cloud Fastly
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes Free for first 5 domains, $20 per additional domain
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 $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes SNI and free. Wildcard allowed. Extra costs EV cert possible.
Token authentication Yes 4 types of token/URL signing available Yes Enabling URL token validation
Geo blocking Sortof/partially Not self-service, support is needed Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Based on Referrer or IP address Yes Creating and using Edge Dictionaries
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Yes Authenticating before returning a request
IP white/blacklisting Yes Console and API. Block/allow individual IPs and IP ranges Yes About Edge ACLs

Support

Customer support Tencent Cloud Fastly
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 Email support during business hours is free. Pay extra if you need more/better. Two paid plans available