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General Information
Akamai
CDNetworks
CDN Services Provider
CDN Services Reseller
Video Platform Provider
Security Services Provider
DNS Services Provider
Hosting Services Provider
$1,500/mo
Min cost
$49/mo
12 Months
Terms
Monthly Rolling
Inclusive
Requests
Inclusive
≈ 2200
Total POP
≈ 200
50
Africa
5
300
Asia Pacific
27
700
Europe
35
75
Lat. America
10
75
Mid. East
13
1000
N. America
19
Reviews
Pros  
  • 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

  • Fast responding engineering support / NOC

  • Supports Cacheable and NON-cacheable acceleration through HTTP / HTTPS

  • Offer DNS, Security and Performance solutions (intelligent Real User Measurement (RUM))

  • HTTP/2 and IPV6 enabled

  • Fully PCI compliant level 1

Cons  
  • Charges for midress traffic (Traffic generated between edge locations)

  • Charges an additional free for professional services (Making any advance configuration change that requires professional service team intervention)

  • Purging (Invalidating) cached content takes longer across the whole network as of the many edge locations

  • Bureaucratic and less flexible than other CDNs

Pros  
  • Mature, scalable and established with truly global footprint

  • Great performance in Middle East, Africa, Latin America and China

  • Fast responding engineering support / NOC

  • Offer DNS and Security solutions

  • Supports Cacheable and NON-cacheable acceleration through HTTP / HTTPS

  • IPV6 enabled

  • Fully PCI compliant level 1

Cons  
  • Not yet HTTP/2 enabled (Planned Q3 2017)

  • 75% self provisioning online admin (Some service implementation or configuration require support intervention)

Edge Locations
This map is accurate as of 05-2017

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 2200 edge locations globally (Does not disclose publicly the full list).

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

This map is accurate as of 05-2017

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 2200 edge locations globally (Does not disclose publicly the full list).

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)

This map is accurate as of 05-2017

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 2200 edge locations globally (Does not disclose publicly the full list).

Amsterdam, Brussels, Bucharest, Dublin, Frankfurt (3), Lisbon, London (2), Madrid, Milan, Palermo, Paris (3), Stockholm, Warsaw

This map is accurate as of 05-2017

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 2200 edge locations globally (Does not disclose publicly the full list).

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

This map is accurate as of 05-2017

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 2200 edge locations globally (Does not disclose publicly the full list).

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

This map is accurate as of 05-2017

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 2200 edge locations globally (Does not disclose publicly the full list).

Ashburn(2), Atlanta, Chicago (2), Dallas (2), Denver, LA (2), Miami (2), NY(2), San Jose (3), Seattle,Toronto

This map is accurate as of 05-2017

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 2200 edge locations globally (Does not disclose publicly the full list).

Chelyabinsk, Chita, Kazan, Khabarovsk, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow (2), Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Perm, Petrozavodsk, Pskov, Rostov, Samara, Voronezh, Yekaterinburg

This map is accurate as of 05-2017

Partner with a third party CDN to deliver from Mainland China.

Beijing (6), Changde, HuNan, Chongqing, DongGuan, FuJian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, HangZhou (2), HuBei, Jinan, LeShan, LiaoNing, Liaocheng, Shanghai (2), Taiyuan, TangShan, TianJin (2), XiAn, XuZhou, ZhengZhou (2)

Cedexis Performance
Akamai
CDNetworks
Response Time
36ms
North America
48ms
34ms
Oceania
50ms
31ms
Europe
40ms
31ms
Asia
39ms
74ms
Africa
109ms
43ms
South America
63ms
Availability
98.39%
North America
98.65%
97.56%
Oceania
98.17%
98.94%
Europe
97.16%
98.72%
Asia
98.82%
95.12%
Africa
94.58%
97.19%
South America
96.68%
Throughput
8249Kbps
North America
4449Kbps
6994Kbps
Oceania
5282Kbps
5411Kbps
Europe
3158Kbps
2196Kbps
Asia
1615Kbps
9014Kbps
Africa
6441Kbps
8982Kbps
South America
6170Kbps
Supported Services
Akamai
CDNetworks
Cacheable content acceleration
Non-cacheable content acceleration
Dedicated IP SSL acceleration
Shared IP SSL acceleration
RTMP streaming live
RTMP streaming VOD
HTTP streaming live
HTTP streaming VOD
Mobile content acceleration
CDN storage
Managed DNS
Failover, health check & monitoring
Health check & monitoring
DNS traffic manager
DDoS Mitigation
WAF
Bot mitigation
Supported Features
Akamai
CDNetworks
Origin push (from CDN storage)
Origin pull (from customer origin)
Online administrative interface
Self provisioning
Real-time statistics
Raw logs access
Origin shield
Gzip compression
HTTP/2 protocol
IPV6
Geoblocking
Token-based authentication
Proxy authentication
Header authentication
Referrer blocking
IP/CIDR blocking
Response code redirect
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