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Verizon Media versus Tencent Cloud

Easily compare Verizon Media and Tencent Cloud 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 Tencent Cloud
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. 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.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
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  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Verizon Media Tencent Cloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Network Yes ECDN (Enterprise CDN)
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Network Yes CDN
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Network Yes CDN
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live Events Yes LVB (Live Video Broadcast )
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Encode Yes VOD
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Dynamic Imaging No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNS Yes DNSpod
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web Application Firewall Yes WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Yes Anti-DDoS Advanced
tooltip Anti-DDoS Pro also available
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
Sortof/partially Serverless Cloud Function

Network

Region Verizon Media Tencent Cloud
North America 18 11
Latin America 13 2
Europe 15 6
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia excl. China 12 21
China 100 1100
Oceania 3 1
Middle-East 3 4
Africa 2 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Verizon Media Tencent Cloud
Minimum contract term Unknown None
Minimum monthly costs Unknown None
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.055 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.081 - $0.12 per GB (varies per region)
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.12 per GB

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Verizon Media Tencent Cloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Sortof/partially Available through Microsoft Azure Yes Self-service, credit card required
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes A few minutes Sortof/partially 5 minutes
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 Use DNSPod for DNS
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Unknown
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, HTTPS, match protocol
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Configure specific other Host header Yes Can be IP address or hostname
tooltip Can be same host as in client-to-CDN requests
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control Sortof/partially Custom implementation by Tencent DevOps team
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Origin Storage Yes Cloud Object Storage with free tier. 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 Sortof/partially Serve stale if origin sends 5xx
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes No longer than 1 min, often much faster Sortof/partially 5 minutes
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory
Analytics Yes Real-time, with many metrics in the UI Yes Many metrics available in console and via API
Log files Yes < 60 seconds Yes W3C formatted. Available for download in console and via API. Log roll period and delay depends on traffic volume.
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs
HTTPS & Content Protection Verizon Media Tencent Cloud
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 SNI. First 20 DV certs are free. Wildcard allowed
tooltip TrustAsia is the Certificate Authority
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Yes SNI and free. Wildcard allowed.
Token authentication Yes Included as core feature Yes 4 types of token/URL signing available
Geo blocking Yes Included as core feature Sortof/partially Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Included as core feature Yes Based on Referrer or IP address
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 Console and API. Block/allow individual IPs and IP ranges

Support

Customer support Verizon Media Tencent Cloud
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Good, extensive and public documentation
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Yes 24/7 support via the console. Multiple VIP support packages are available