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Verizon Media versus BaishanCloud

Easily compare Verizon Media and BaishanCloud 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 Verizon Media BaishanCloud
Short profile 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. BaishanCloud is a leading provider of cloud data services in China and around the world. As the only service provider based in China to be recognized by Gartner as possessing 'global' network capabilities, BaishanCloud is one of the fastest growing companies in the CDN space.

Products

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Verizon Media BaishanCloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Network Yes Dynamic Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Network Yes Cloud Delivery
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Network Yes Cloud Delivery
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live Events Yes Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Encode Yes Streaming
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Yes Dynamic Imaging Yes Cloud Delivery
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNS No Available in Q4 2020
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web Application Firewall Yes Cloud Security
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Yes Cloud Security
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Sortof/partially Edge Compute
tooltip Rules and Lua scripting
Unknown

Network

Region Verizon Media BaishanCloud
North America 16 11
Latin America 13 1
Europe 15 6
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 12 18
China 100 400
Oceania 3 4
Middle-East 3 2
Africa 1 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Verizon Media BaishanCloud
Minimum contract term Unknown 12 months
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 Verizon Media BaishanCloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Sortof/partially Available through Microsoft Azure No Account creation requires a BaishanCloud employee's assistance
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes A few minutes Sortof/partially 30 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Anycasted network (regional) No
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
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? Yes Configure specific other Host header Yes Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Origin Storage Yes Upload in the portal or via API
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 Yes Yes Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes No longer than 1 min, often much faster Yes Instantly (<1 second)
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Yes Purge all, purge by directory, soft purge
Analytics Yes Real-time, with many metrics in the UI Yes Many metrics in the UI
Log files Yes < 60 seconds Yes Available for download in Portal or via API. Format can be customized.
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs
HTTPS & Content Protection Verizon Media BaishanCloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes No
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Extra costs Pricing is custom
Token authentication Yes Included as core feature Yes Not self-service, support is needed
Geo blocking Yes Included as core feature Yes Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Included as core feature Yes Not self-service, support is needed
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Extra costs Supported via special configuration Yes Not self-service, support is needed
IP white/blacklisting Yes Included as core feature Yes Not self-service, support is needed

Support

Customer support Verizon Media BaishanCloud
Documentation Yes Yes, public Sortof/partially Good documentation but not public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Yes 24/7 email support and phone support. Multiple support packages are available