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provider’s focus

  • Supported
  • Additional Cost
  • Web 22
  • Streaming 21
  • Reseller 1
  • Private 9
  • Federation 3
  • Security 11
  • Telco 3
  • Hosting 4
  • Web 22
  • Streaming 21
  • Reseller 1
  • Private 9
  • Federation 3
  • Security 11
  • Telco 3
  • Hosting 4

pros

rating 3.6

  • 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 3.8

  • 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. 5 December 2020
Response Time, ms
  • 22 North America 24
  • 13 Oceania 53
  • 19 Europe 27
  • 40 Asia 34
  • 128 Africa 159
  • 25 South America 34
Response Time, ms
  • North America 22
  • Oceania 13
  • Europe 19
  • Asia 40
  • Africa 128
  • South America 25
Response Time, ms
  • North America 24
  • Oceania 53
  • Europe 27
  • Asia 34
  • Africa 159
  • South America 34
Availability, %
  • 99.76 North America 99.73
  • 99.72 Oceania 99.20
  • 99.71 Europe 99.27
  • 98.87 Asia 99.16
  • 94.95 Africa 92.89
  • 99.21 South America 98.87
Availability, %
  • North America 99.76
  • Oceania 99.72
  • Europe 99.71
  • Asia 98.87
  • Africa 94.95
  • South America 99.21
Availability, %
  • North America 99.73
  • Oceania 99.20
  • Europe 99.27
  • Asia 99.16
  • Africa 92.89
  • South America 98.87
Throughput, Mbps
  • 18,471.00 North America 13,343.00
  • 18,221.00 Oceania 8,564.00
  • 14,696.00 Europe 12,528.00
  • 7,184.00 Asia 9,853.00
  • 2,338.00 Africa 2,033.00
  • 12,037.00 South America 9,943.00
Throughput, Mbps
  • North America 18,471.00
  • Oceania 18,221.00
  • Europe 14,696.00
  • Asia 7,184.00
  • Africa 2,338.00
  • South America 12,037.00
Throughput, Mbps
  • North America 13,343.00
  • Oceania 8,564.00
  • Europe 12,528.00
  • Asia 9,853.00
  • Africa 2,033.00
  • South America 9,943.00

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 21
  • Reseller 1
  • Private 9
  • Federation 3
  • Security 11
  • Telco 3
  • Hosting 4
  • Not Supported
  • 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 .