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provider’s focus

  • Supported
  • Additional Cost
  • Web 22
  • Streaming 20
  • Reseller 0
  • Private 9
  • Federation 3
  • Security 10
  • Telco 3
  • Hosting 4
  • Web 22
  • Streaming 20
  • Reseller 0
  • Private 9
  • Federation 3
  • Security 10
  • Telco 3
  • Hosting 4

pros

rating 4.3

  • Market leader with over 50% market shares based on annual revenue and has majority of fortune 500 as customers
  • Mature, scalable and established with truly global extensive footprint
  • Offer CDN, DNS, Security and Performance solutions (intelligent Real User Measurement (RUM))

rating 4.4

  • Mature, scalable and established with truly global footprint
  • Great performance in Middle East, Africa, Latin America and China
  • Fast responding engineering support / NOC
  • Offer CDN, DNS and Security solutions

Cons

  • Charges for midress traffic (Data transfer generated between edge locations - Usually 25% of total data transfer)
  • Purging (Invalidating) cached content takes longer across the whole network as of the many edge locations
  • Bureaucratic and less flexible than other CDNs
  • 85% self provisioning online admin (Some service implementation or configuration require support intervention)

performance

Data by Cedexis. 20 October 2018
Response Time, ms
  • 26 North America 33
  • 25 Oceania 40
  • 24 Europe 31
  • 28 Asia 28
  • 65 Africa 115
  • 29 South America 48
Response Time, ms
  • North America 26
  • Oceania 25
  • Europe 24
  • Asia 28
  • Africa 65
  • South America 29
Response Time, ms
  • North America 33
  • Oceania 40
  • Europe 31
  • Asia 28
  • Africa 115
  • South America 48
Availability, %
  • 99.00 North America 98.80
  • 99.08 Oceania 99.01
  • 99.17 Europe 99.01
  • 98.92 Asia 98.70
  • 97.22 Africa 96.55
  • 98.68 South America 98.27
Availability, %
  • North America 99.00
  • Oceania 99.08
  • Europe 99.17
  • Asia 98.92
  • Africa 97.22
  • South America 98.68
Availability, %
  • North America 98.80
  • Oceania 99.01
  • Europe 99.01
  • Asia 98.70
  • Africa 96.55
  • South America 98.27
Throughput, Mbps
  • 11,809.00 North America 7,701.00
  • 9,110.00 Oceania 6,097.00
  • 10,596.00 Europe 7,438.00
  • 9,772.00 Asia 8,763.00
  • 3,256.00 Africa 1,911.00
  • 8,117.00 South America 4,289.00
Throughput, Mbps
  • North America 11,809.00
  • Oceania 9,110.00
  • Europe 10,596.00
  • Asia 9,772.00
  • Africa 3,256.00
  • South America 8,117.00
Throughput, Mbps
  • North America 7,701.00
  • Oceania 6,097.00
  • Europe 7,438.00
  • Asia 8,763.00
  • Africa 1,911.00
  • South America 4,289.00

edge locations

Last updated August, 2018

Akamai is the only CDN provider with a decentralised network structure, bringing content closer to the end-user geographically rather than logically as all other CDNs. As such Akamai has many edge locations, by far many more than any other CDN provider, approximately 2,200 edge locations globally (Does not disclose publicly the full list).

Akamai is the only CDN provider with a decentralised network structure, bringing content closer to the end-user geographically rather than logically as all other CDNs. As such Akamai has many edge locations, by far many more than any other CDN provider, approximately 2,200 edge locations globally (Does not disclose publicly the full list).

Akamai is the only CDN provider with a decentralised network structure, bringing content closer to the end-user geographically rather than logically as all other CDNs. As such Akamai has many edge locations, by far many more than any other CDN provider, approximately 2,200 edge locations globally (Does not disclose publicly the full list).

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Akamai is the only CDN provider with a decentralised network structure, bringing content closer to the end-user geographically rather than logically as all other CDNs. As such Akamai has many edge locations, by far many more than any other CDN provider, approximately 2,200 edge locations globally (Does not disclose publicly the full list).

Akamai is the only CDN provider with a decentralised network structure, bringing content closer to the end-user geographically rather than logically as all other CDNs. As such Akamai has many edge locations, by far many more than any other CDN provider, approximately 2,200 edge locations globally (Does not disclose publicly the full list).

Akamai is the only CDN provider with a decentralised network structure, bringing content closer to the end-user geographically rather than logically as all other CDNs. As such Akamai has many edge locations, by far many more than any other CDN provider, approximately 2,200 edge locations globally (Does not disclose publicly the full list).

Akamai is the only CDN provider with a decentralised network structure, bringing content closer to the end-user geographically rather than logically as all other CDNs. As such Akamai has many edge locations, by far many more than any other CDN provider, approximately 2,200 edge locations globally (Does not disclose publicly the full list).

Ashburn(2), Atlanta (GA / 2), Chicago (IL / 2), Dallas (TX / 2), Los Angeles (CA / 2), Miami (FL / 2), New York (NY / 2), San José (CA / 2), Seattle (WA), Toronto (ON / Canada), Washington (DC)

Amsterdam (The Nederlands), Ankara (Turkey), Brussels (Belgium), Bucharest (Romania), Dublin (Ireland), Frankfurt (Germany / 3), Istanbul (Turkey), Lisbon (Portugal), London (United Kingdom / 2), Madrid (Spain), Milan (Italy), Palermo (Itlay), Paris (France / 3), Stockholm (Sweden), Warsaw (Poland)

Chelyabinsk, Chita, Kazan, Khabarovsk, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Perm, Petrozavodsk, Petropavlovsk, Pskov, Rostov, Samara, Tomsk, Veliki Novgorod, Voronezh, Yekaterinburg

Beijing, Changde, Chongquing, Dongguan, Ezhou, Foshan, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Jinan, Leshan, Shanghai, Shenyang, Taiyuan, Tangshan, Tianjin, Xian, Zhangjiagang, Zhengzhou

Buenos Aires (2), Lima, Medellin, Mexico City (Mexico), Rio de Janeiro (2), Santiago, Sao Paulo (2)

Cape Town, Dar es salaam, Jeddah, Johannesburg (2)

Ankara, Baghdad (2), Cairo, Doha, Dubai (3), Istambul, Kuwait, Muscat, Tel Aviv, Ulaanbaatar

Bangkok(5), Chennai (2), Hanoi, Hanoi, Hochimin(2), Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Jakarta, Jakarta, Kaohsiung, KualaLumpur(2), Manila,(2), Mumbai (2), Osaka, Seoul(5), Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Hong Kong, Tokyo(2)

supported services

  • Web 22
  • Streaming 20
  • Reseller 0
  • Private 9
  • Federation 3
  • Security 10
  • Telco 3
  • Hosting 4
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  • Unknown
  • Supported
  • Additional Cost
  • Cacheable Content Acceleration Commonly referred as CDN, is the core service that brings cacheable content closer to the end-users either geographically or logically by caching content on CDN pops or edges so that is scalable, available and fast to deliver.
  • Non-Cacheable Content Acceleration CDN provider creates a persistent connection between customer origin and the closest CDN edge location to eliminate the tcp 3 way handshake and tcp slow start. then applies a series of tcp optimisations (multIPlexing, etc) between CDN edge locations to deliver non-cacheable content as fast and efficiently as possible to the end-users.
  • Shared CDN Domain SSL CDN provider generates a hostname that is used by customer to HTTPs. domain and SSL certificate belongs to CDN provider.
  • Shared IP SSL Hosting Commonly called SNI, your SSL certificate is hosted in each CDN pop/edge location on a shared IP among other certificates. SNI SSL it’s not supported by some older browsers like IE6 and it’s not as secure as dedicated IP.
  • Dedicated IP SSL Hosting your SSL certificate is hosted in each CDN pop/edge location on a dedicated IP and dedicated resources.
  • RTMP to RTMP Streaming customer origin publishes RTMP format and CDN provider delivers in RTMP format.
  • RTMP to HTTP Streaming customer origin publishes RTMP format and CDN provider transcode to HTTP and delivers in HTTP format.
  • HTTP to HTTP Streaming customer origin publishes HTTP format and CDN provider delivers in HTTP format .
  • Image Optimization CDN transforms customer images on demand at the edge. it can dynamically resize, convert, adjust quality, crop / trim, change orientations and image background colors, and much more.
  • DDoS Mitigation DDoS mitigation is a set of techniques or tools for resisting or mitigating the impact of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on networks attached to the internet by protecting the target and relay networks.
  • WAF A web application firewall (or WAF) filters, monitors, and blocks HTTP traffic to and from a web application. a WAF is differentiated from a regular firewall in that a WAF is able to filter the content of specific web applications while regular firewalls serve as a safety gate between servers.
  • Bot Mitigation Bot Mitigation is a set of techniques or tools for resisting or mitigating the impact of bots attacks.
  • Managed DNS globally distributed, redundant DNS service.
  • DNS Failover a service that guarantees that as soon as your website, service, or internet connection is offline, all your traffic will be automatically pointed over to a secondary IP address, server, or provider you have set up at another location.
  • DNS Traffic Manager DNS traffic manager is a DNS based traffic load balancer that enables customers to distribute traffic optimally based on set roles.

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supported features

  • Web 22
  • Streaming 20
  • Reseller 0
  • Private 9
  • Federation 3
  • Security 10
  • Telco 3
  • Hosting 4
  • Not Supported
  • Unknown
  • Supported
  • Additional Cost
  • SSL Hosting the ability to host customer SSL certificate on each CDN provider pop/edge location.
  • HTTP/2 Enabled HTTP/2 (originally named HTTP/2.0) is a major revision of the HTTP network protocol used by the world wide web. it was developed from the earlier experimental speedy protocol, originally developed by google.
  • IPV6 Enabled Internet protocol version 6 (IPV6) is the most recent version of the internet protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the internet. IPV6 was developed by the internet engineering task force (IETF) to deal with the long-anticIPated problem of IPV4 address exhaustion. IPV6 is intended to replace IPV4.
  • Gzip Compression compressing your website pages and static assets on the web/hosting server is a great way to improve your site speed overall. gzIP compression reduces the size of static content which subsequently makes a website load faster. most modern browsers support compression of html, css, and javascrIPt files.
  • PCI Compliment PCI DSS (payment card industry data security standard) is a set of regulations governing information security that applies to all organizations taking credit or debit card payments. PCI DSS is a worldwide standard that is designed to reduce card fraud and ensure that businesses take card payments securely.
  • Custom Roles the ability to setup custom roles over.
  • Origin Shield A mid-tier caching layer that sits between the CDN and your origin to protect you from request overload.
  • Raw Logs The ability to setup custom roles over origin shield: a mid-tier caching layer that sits between the CDN and your origin to protect you from request overload.
  • Real-time Statistics Statistics are published realtime with a delay of maximum 5 minutes.
  • Instant Setup the ability to instantly setup (self-provision) the CDN service.
  • Instant Purge the ability to instantly (up to 10/15 minutes globally) invalidate CDN cache content.
  • Origin Pull CDN to fetch content from customer origin.
  • Origin Push CDN to fetch content from CDN storage instead of customer origin. requires purchase of CDN storage.
  • Geoblocking Geo-blocking or geoblocking is a form of technological protection measure where access to internet content is restricted based upon the user's geographical location.
  • Token Authentication Token-based authentication is a security technique that authenticates the users who attempt to log in to a server, a network, or some other secure system, using a security token provided by the server.

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