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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 3.8

  • 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. 3 March 2021
Response Time, ms
  • 21 North America 31
  • 11 Oceania 22
  • 18 Europe 32
  • 40 Asia 47
  • 138 Africa 153
  • 19 South America 47
Response Time, ms
  • North America 21
  • Oceania 11
  • Europe 18
  • Asia 40
  • Africa 138
  • South America 19
Response Time, ms
  • North America 31
  • Oceania 22
  • Europe 32
  • Asia 47
  • Africa 153
  • South America 47
Availability, %
  • 99.62 North America 99.61
  • 99.54 Oceania 99.56
  • 99.44 Europe 99.65
  • 99.66 Asia 98.92
  • 97.87 Africa 96.88
  • 98.83 South America 99.14
Availability, %
  • North America 99.62
  • Oceania 99.54
  • Europe 99.44
  • Asia 99.66
  • Africa 97.87
  • South America 98.83
Availability, %
  • North America 99.61
  • Oceania 99.56
  • Europe 99.65
  • Asia 98.92
  • Africa 96.88
  • South America 99.14
Throughput, Mbps
  • 16,030.00 North America 7,556.00
  • 20,369.00 Oceania 9,709.00
  • 19,699.00 Europe 9,401.00
  • 8,370.00 Asia 6,696.00
  • 2,219.00 Africa 1,618.00
  • 6,494.00 South America 2,960.00
Throughput, Mbps
  • North America 16,030.00
  • Oceania 20,369.00
  • Europe 19,699.00
  • Asia 8,370.00
  • Africa 2,219.00
  • South America 6,494.00
Throughput, Mbps
  • North America 7,556.00
  • Oceania 9,709.00
  • Europe 9,401.00
  • Asia 6,696.00
  • Africa 1,618.00
  • South America 2,960.00

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, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Newark, San Jose, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver

Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Stockholm, Warsaw, Zurich

No POPs

No POPs

São Paulo

Johannesburg

Dubai, Tel Aviv

Auckland, Bangkok, Delhi, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Melbourne, Mumbai, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo

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 .
  • 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.