Fastly compared to Tata Communications

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Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Fastly Tata Communications
PoPs 28 400+
Purge All Fully supported Unknown
Instant Purge Fully supported Unknown
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Not supported Not supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Fully supported Unknown
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Unknown
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Not supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Unknown
Real time statistics Fully 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 IRC and Email support. Community Forum 24/7/365 customer service
Video On Demand (VoD) Not supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Not supported Fully supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Not supported Fully supported

Pricing Fastly vs Tata Communications

Fastly Tata Communications
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) $0.12 per GB N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) $0.08 per GB (10TB+) N/A
APAC Traffic $0.19 per GB N/A
LATAM Traffic $0.28 per GB N/A
Extra costs $0.0075 - $0.0160 per 10,000 Requests (region dependent pricing) N/A

FASTLY Description

Founded in 2011, Fastly is a relatively new player in the CDN market. As of 2015, the company has raised $130 million from investors Battery Ventures, IDG Ventures, August Capital, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Amplify Partners and ICONIQ Capital.

Self-proclaimed ‘new generation CDN service’, Fastly offers a full-SSD network and PoPs in North America, Brazil, Europe, APAC and Australia & New Zealand. Their Fastly Cloud Accelerator partnership with Google allows Fastly clients to connect directly to the Google Cloud backbone, and configure a Fastly origin shield in front of their GCE storage bucket. The partnership might be considered a way for both parties to compete with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and their S3 storage solution and Cloudfront CDN service. Other CDN providers participating in the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program are EdgeCast, Highwinds, Level3, Akamai and CloudFlare.

Fastly uses web application accelerator Varnish, and allows clients to upload their custom VCL (Varnish Configuration Language) to the Fastly platform. Currently, there is one alternative to Fastly when it comes to uploading custom VCLs, and that is ‘developer CDN’ section.io.

On-boarding with Fastly is quick & easy and can be done without intervention a sales representative. Their extensive API-tools include purging, stats and config management. For an overview of Fastly’s features, check out the table below or make comparisons with other CDN providers.

Notable customers of Fastly include Twitter, Wired, Kickstarter, Rakuten, Etsy, Shazam, Yelp, GitHub, Firebase, Cloudera, Stripe, New Relic and Imgur.

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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