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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 5

rating 3.9

  • 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))

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. 30 November 2021
Response Time, ms
  • 24 North America 21
  • 22 Oceania 12
  • 22 Europe 17
  • 37 Asia 13
  • 107 Africa 56
  • 39 South America 25
Response Time, ms
  • North America 24
  • Oceania 22
  • Europe 22
  • Asia 37
  • Africa 107
  • South America 39
Response Time, ms
  • North America 21
  • Oceania 12
  • Europe 17
  • Asia 13
  • Africa 56
  • South America 25
Availability, %
  • 99.25 North America 99.23
  • 99.42 Oceania 99.65
  • 99.20 Europe 99.35
  • 97.71 Asia 97.92
  • 98.58 Africa 97.80
  • 98.32 South America 98.78
Availability, %
  • North America 99.25
  • Oceania 99.42
  • Europe 99.20
  • Asia 97.71
  • Africa 98.58
  • South America 98.32
Availability, %
  • North America 99.23
  • Oceania 99.65
  • Europe 99.35
  • Asia 97.92
  • Africa 97.80
  • South America 98.78
Throughput, Mbps
  • 16,190.00 North America 18,027.00
  • 12,317.00 Oceania 16,100.00
  • 12,289.00 Europe 15,742.00
  • 6,893.00 Asia 13,091.00
  • 2,367.00 Africa 4,498.00
  • 10,336.00 South America 11,801.00
Throughput, Mbps
  • North America 16,190.00
  • Oceania 12,317.00
  • Europe 12,289.00
  • Asia 6,893.00
  • Africa 2,367.00
  • South America 10,336.00
Throughput, Mbps
  • North America 18,027.00
  • Oceania 16,100.00
  • Europe 15,742.00
  • Asia 13,091.00
  • Africa 4,498.00
  • South America 11,801.00

edge locations

Last updated July, 2018

Atlanta, Chicago, D.C., Dallas, Halifax, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Minneapolis, Montreal, New York, Phoenix, San Jose, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver

Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Marseille, Milan, Palermo, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna, Zurich

No POPs

No POPs

Buenos Aires, Medellin, Santiago, Sao Paulo

No POPs

Baghdad, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait City, Manama, Tel Aviv

Bangkok, Chennai, Delhi, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo

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).

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 .