What is CDN? Learn All About Content Delivery Network

READ FULL ARTICLE CLOSE

vs

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 3.8

  • 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 5

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

performance

Data by Cedexis. 13 May 2021
Response Time, ms
  • 22 North America 25
  • 12 Oceania 19
  • 17 Europe 23
  • 37 Asia 60
  • 131 Africa 181
  • 22 South America 30
Response Time, ms
  • North America 22
  • Oceania 12
  • Europe 17
  • Asia 37
  • Africa 131
  • South America 22
Response Time, ms
  • North America 25
  • Oceania 19
  • Europe 23
  • Asia 60
  • Africa 181
  • South America 30
Availability, %
  • 99.40 North America 99.44
  • 98.95 Oceania 99.05
  • 99.55 Europe 99.62
  • 99.66 Asia 99.02
  • 97.86 Africa 96.92
  • 98.43 South America 98.46
Availability, %
  • North America 99.40
  • Oceania 98.95
  • Europe 99.55
  • Asia 99.66
  • Africa 97.86
  • South America 98.43
Availability, %
  • North America 99.44
  • Oceania 99.05
  • Europe 99.62
  • Asia 99.02
  • Africa 96.92
  • South America 98.46
Throughput, Mbps
  • 15,155.00 North America 10,686.00
  • 16,104.00 Oceania 14,346.00
  • 19,136.00 Europe 14,401.00
  • 8,821.00 Asia 5,753.00
  • 3,001.00 Africa 2,529.00
  • 9,635.00 South America 8,556.00
Throughput, Mbps
  • North America 15,155.00
  • Oceania 16,104.00
  • Europe 19,136.00
  • Asia 8,821.00
  • Africa 3,001.00
  • South America 9,635.00
Throughput, Mbps
  • North America 10,686.00
  • Oceania 14,346.00
  • Europe 14,401.00
  • Asia 5,753.00
  • Africa 2,529.00
  • South America 8,556.00

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).

Partner with ChinaNetCentre

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).

Edge Locations: Ashburn, VA (3); Atlanta, GA (3); Boston, MA; Chicago, IL (2); Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (4); Denver, CO (2); Hayward, CA; Jacksonville, FL; Los Angeles, CA (3); Miami, FL (2); Minneapolis, MN; Montreal, QC; New York, NY (3); Newark, NJ (2); Palo Alto, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; San Jose, CA; Seattle, WA (3); South Bend, IN; St. Louis, MO; Toronto, ON Regional Edge Caches: Virginia; Ohio; Oregon

Edge Locations: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2); Berlin, Germany; Dublin, Ireland; Frankfurt, Germany (7); Helsinki, Finland; London, England (5); Madrid, Spain (2); Manchester, England; Marseille, France; Milan, Italy; Munich, Germany; Palermo, Italy; Paris, France (3); Prague, Czech Republic; Stockholm, Sweden (3); Vienna, Austria; Warsaw, Poland; Zurich, Switzerland Regional Edge Caches: Frankfurt, Germany; London, England

No POPs

No POPs

Edge Locations: São Paulo, Brazil (2); Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2) Regional Edge Caches: São Paulo, Brazil

Edge Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa; Cape Town, South Africa

No POPs

Edge Locations: Bangalore, India; Chennai, India (2); Hong Kong, China (3); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Mumbai, India (2); Manila, Philippines; Melbourne; New Delhi, India; Osaka, Japan; Perth; Sydney; Seoul, South Korea (4); Singapore (3); Taipei, Taiwan(3); Tokyo, Japan (8) Regional Edge Caches: Mumbai, India; Singapore; Seoul, Sydney; South Korea; Tokyo, Japan

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 .