Alibaba Cloud CDN compared to CDNetworks

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Alibaba Cloud CDN and CDNetworks. We hope this helps you compare these two Content Delivery Networks. You can find additional tips that help you select the right CDN here.

Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Alibaba Cloud CDN CDNetworks
PoPs 40 169
Purge All Not supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Not supported Unknown
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Not supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Additional costs Unknown
GZIP Compression Not supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Unknown
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Fully supported
SPDY Protocol Fully supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Not supported Fully supported
Real time statistics Fully supported Fully supported
Online signup Fully supported Not supported
API Fully supported Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Unknown
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Unknown
Custom SSL Certificates Additional costs Unknown
Wildcard SSL Certificates Not supported Unknown
Support Provide multiple support plans, with varying prices 247 Phone and Email support
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Fully supported Fully supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Fully supported
Storage Fully supported Additional costs

Pricing Alibaba Cloud CDN vs CDNetworks

Alibaba Cloud CDN CDNetworks
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A N/A
APAC Traffic N/A N/A
LATAM Traffic N/A N/A
Extra costs N/A N/A

Alibaba Cloud CDN Description

Alibaba Cloud is a part of the Alibaba Group which specializes in cloud computing. The products under Alibaba Cloud include a CDN solution, an SSL service, Cloud storage, and Elastic Computing amongst others. Since the CDN solution is part of the Alibaba Cloud family of products, it is naturally integrated with most of the other products.

Alibaba’s CDN solution is primarily focussed on China, with most of its nodes located on the Chinese mainland. They do also have some PoPs overseas. However, since these aren’t included in standard use, they are excluded from our pop count.

Alibaba Cloud CDN has some notable customers including Philips, Schneider, Blogmint, and Changba

CDNETWORKS Description

CDNetworks has been around since 2000, and is currently headquartered in Seoul. The company has raised capital with Shinhan Private Equity, Goldman Sachs and Oak Investment Partners, and acquired CDN competitor Panther Express in 2009. The company was bought by Japanese Telco KDDI in 2011. The provider has 169 points of presence (PoPs) worldwide.

CDNetworks offers the usual services within the CDN ecosystem, such as DDoS protection, cloud storage, Web Application Firewall (WAF), managed DNS with load balancing and video acceleration.

The CDN provider has a strong presence in emerging Internet markets such as China, Russia, India and South America. The company operates in mainland China and has been doing so for over 10 years. Currently, CDNetworks has 21 PoPs within China, which are mostly concentrated in the east of the country. The company is licensed by the Chinese government, and their CDNetworks China Acceleration service can be an alternative to homegrown CDN providers ChinaNetCenter and ChinaCache.

Similar to China acceleration, CDNetworks has a special focus on Russia. With 16 PoPs across the country, and a partnership with network operator MegaFon, CDNetworks offers a broad range of delivery services in Russia.

Customers in the portfolio of CDNetworks include Hyundai, Tesco, Samsung, L’Oreal, Forbes, The Onion, Dulton Media, LiveJournal and RuTube.

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