Amazon CloudFront compared to Tata Communications

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

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Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Amazon CloudFront Tata Communications
PoPs 41 400+
Purge All Not supported Unknown
Instant Purge Not supported Unknown
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Partially supported Not supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Not supported Unknown
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Partially supported Unknown
HTTP/2 Protocol Fully supported Not supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Unknown
Real time statistics Not supported Unknown
Online signup Fully supported Not supported
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management Unknown
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Partially supported Fully supported
Wildcard SSL Certificates Partially supported Fully supported
Support Phone and Email support (extra charge), Community Forum (free) 24/7/365 customer service
Video On Demand (VoD) Additional costs Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Additional costs Fully supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Additional costs Fully supported

Pricing Amazon CloudFront vs Tata Communications

Amazon CloudFront Tata Communications
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) $0.085 per GB N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) $0.040 per GB (350TB+) N/A
APAC Traffic $0.140 - $0.170 per GB N/A
LATAM Traffic $0.250 per GB N/A
Extra costs
  • $0.0075 per 10,000 HTTP Requests (US)
  • $0.0100 per 10,000 HTTPS Requests (US)
  • $0.0090 per 10,000 HTTP Requests (EU/RoW ex. SA)
  • $0.0120 per 10,000 HTTPS Requests (EU/RoW ex. SA & AU)
  • $0.0160 per 10,000 HTTP Requests (SA)
  • $0.0220 per 10,000 HTTPS Requests (SA)
  • $0.0125 per 10,000 HTTPS Requests (AU)
  • $0.005 per file invalidation (purge) request (first 1000 per month are free)
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AMAZON CLOUDFRONT Description

Cloudfront is a CDN by Amazon, which can be used on a stand-alone basis, or in combination with other Amazon web products.

The CDN integrates very well with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and is often used in combination with their storage solution Amazon S3.

Amazon Cloudfront offers on-demand, no-commitment pricing plans which can be found on their website. The pricing overview of Cloudfront is slightly complex; customers should be aware that the unit prices for bandwidth and requests differ per region.

Current customers of Cloudfront are not published, but CDN Overview has located a few such as: NHL and Nasty Gal. We’ll be updating the list as we find more.

To compare Cloudfront to other providers, click the links at the bottom of this page, or enter your own comparison using the search function.

TATA COMMUNICATIONS Description

Tata Communications, a company of Indian multinational Tata Group, offers a CDN service with 400 points-of-presence (PoPs) on five continents, in 21 locations. Tata owns and operates an impressive network infrastructure, with their sub-terrestrial and sub-sea network spanning 700,000 kilometers - more than 17 times around the world. According to the company, 24% of the planet’s internet routes are on their network, which grants improved performance and flexibility.

In 2011, Tata Communications acquired BitGravity - a US-based CDN provider founded in 2006. BitGravity. The companies had been in a strategic alliance leading up to the acquisition, and the move was a logical next step for Tata Communications to improve its global CDN offering. Remnants of BitGravity can still be found, such as the Tata Communications CDN support portal.

Tata Communications offers a wide range of CDN features such as live streaming and video-on-demand (VOD), an out-of-the-box online video platform, site acceleration and software delivery. They also provide DDoS and security services, hosting, colocation and transit.

CDN clients of Tata Communications are, or have included NDTV, Quick Heal Technologies, Web18 (part of Network 18) and Nimbus Communications.

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