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Verizon Media versus G-Core Labs

Easily compare Verizon Media and G-Core Labs 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 G-Core Labs
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. G-Core Labs is a global CDN with a strong POP map in Russia and CIS. They acquired SkyparkCDN in 2017. G-Core Labs is headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in Moscow, Minsk and Perm.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Verizon Media G-Core Labs
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Network Unknown
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Network Yes
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Network Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live Events Yes
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Encode Yes
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Yes Dynamic Imaging No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNS No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web Application Firewall Yes WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Yes DDoS Mitigation
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 G-Core Labs
North America 16 12
Latin America 13 4
Europe 15 10
Russia & CIS 0 27
Asia excl. China 12 5
China 100 0
Oceania 3 2
Middle-East 3 3
Africa 1 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Verizon Media G-Core Labs
Minimum contract term Unknown Unknown
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $250
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.05 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.05 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.05 per GB

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Verizon Media G-Core Labs
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Sortof/partially Available through Microsoft Azure Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes A few minutes Yes ~30 seconds
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Anycasted network (regional) Sortof/partially Custom solution (host your DNS zone ...)
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
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 Can be different from origin host
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control Yes Currently in beta
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Origin Storage Extra costs
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Sortof/partially Origin headers are inherited
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Sortof/partially Origin headers are inherited
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes No longer than 1 min, often much faster Sortof/partially A few minutes
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Yes Purge all, directory and file type
Analytics Yes Real-time, with many metrics in the UI Yes Many metrics, real-time updates
Log files Yes < 60 seconds Yes Real-time streaming of logs to your server (Syslog)
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Verizon Media G-Core Labs
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible Yes
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Yes Manage self in control panel
Token authentication Yes Included as core feature Yes Secure Token
Geo blocking Yes Included as core feature Yes Country Access Policy
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Included as core feature Yes Referer Access Policy
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Extra costs Supported via special configuration No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Included as core feature Yes IP Access Policy

Support

Customer support Verizon Media G-Core Labs
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Yes Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7