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Verizon Media versus Medianova

Easily compare Verizon Media and Medianova 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 Medianova
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. Medianova is originally a Turkey CDN, but in the last few years has grown quickly to become a global player with a strong presence in Europe. Medianova uses modern technologies like their patent pending Dockerized CDN Platform, HTTP/2, BBR and Brotli.

Products

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Product Verizon Media Medianova
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Network Yes Dynamic Site Acceleration
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 Internet Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Encode Yes Video on Demand
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Dynamic Imaging Yes Image Optimization
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNS No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web Application Firewall No
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Yes
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No Yes Private CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Sortof/partially Edge Compute
tooltip Rules and Lua scripting
Unknown

Network

Region Verizon Media Medianova
North America 18 7
Latin America 13 1
Europe 15 13
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia excl. China 12 2
China 100 0
Oceania 3 1
Middle-East 3 5
Africa 2 2

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Verizon Media Medianova
Minimum contract term Unknown 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Varies by product and service
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 Confidential, market competitive
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Confidential, market competitive
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Not applicable

Features

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  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
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Web acceleration Verizon Media Medianova
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 One to three minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Anycasted network (regional) Yes
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes No
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Yes Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
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
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Origin Storage Yes FTP, SFTP, Rsync
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes
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 Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Sortof/partially Purge file paths, purge all
Analytics Yes Real-time, with many metrics in the UI Yes Near real-time
Log files Yes < 60 seconds Yes Not by default, only on request
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding
HTTPS & Content Protection Verizon Media Medianova
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes Free (not SNI)
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Yes SNI
Token authentication Yes Included as core feature Yes
Geo blocking Yes Included as core feature Yes Streaming
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Included as core feature Yes Streaming
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 Streaming

Support

Customer support Verizon Media Medianova
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Yes All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers