Tata Communications compared to CacheFly

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Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Tata Communications CacheFly
PoPs 400+ 41
Purge All Unknown Fully supported
Instant Purge Unknown Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Not supported Fully supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Unknown Fully supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Unknown Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Not supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Unknown Fully supported
Real time statistics Unknown Fully supported
Online signup Not supported Fully supported
API Unknown Purge
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Fully supported Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Fully supported Additional costs
Support 24/7/365 customer service 24/7/365 Email support, 9am-5pm Chat support
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Fully supported Not supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Fully supported Additional costs

Pricing Tata Communications vs CacheFly

Tata Communications CacheFly
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A $0.10 per GB
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A $0.027 per GB (500TB+)
APAC Traffic N/A $0.150 per GB
LATAM Traffic N/A $0.20 per GB
Extra costs N/A $0.008 per 10,000 Requests

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.

CACHEFLY Description

CacheFly is a Chicago-based CDN provider, with over 40 Points of Presence (PoPs) spread over six continents. Next to the usual locations, Cachefly has PoPs in India, Qatar, Egypt and South Africa.

The Cachefly network is optimised for throughput, making it more suitable for the delivery of large files.

Instead of DNS-based global loadbalancing, the company’s CDN infrastructure relies on TCP Anycast routing.

CacheFly offers the usual features in the CDN industry such as instant purge, origin shielding, real-time reporting and sub-accounts. They also offer a 100% availability SLA and 247 support.

Reviewer website TopTenReviews named CacheFly #1, Gold and Excellence award winner in the ‘Small Business CDN’ category for the third year in a row. Factors taken into account in the weighing were Performance, Setup & Compatibility, Security and Help & Support.

The 10 CDNs that were reviewed are, in order of score:

  1. CacheFly
  2. MaxCDN
  3. Highwinds
  4. EdgeCast
  5. CDN77
  6. Internap
  7. BitGravity
  8. Level3
  9. CDNetworks
  10. Amazon CloudFront

It should be noted that the selection of CDNs that were reviewed is incomplete, and seemingly arbitrary. At the time of writing, TopTenReviews is a customer of Akamai.

Customers in the Cachefly portfolio include, or have included: The Economist, Magellan, Jelly Belly, Bank of America, Budweiser, Trillian, Ars Technica, Virgin Games, Ameritrade, Cartoon Network, McKesson, Twit.tv, Blue Shell Games, BackBeat Media and Toyota.

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