Akamai is one of the oldest CDNs and generally considered to be the largest global CDN. They have 'servers everywhere' and a wide range of products and services. The company is actively involved in Let's Encrypt and is pushing HTTP/2 adoption.
View the table below for more insight into Akamai products.
Hover over/touch the product to view a short description.
|Dynamic content delivery||Dynamic Site Accelerator|
|Small file delivery||Ion|
|Large file delivery||Download Delivery|
|Live video||Adaptive Media Delivery|
|Video on demand|
|Image Optimization||Image & Video Manager|
|WAF||Web Application Protector|
|Anti-DDoS||Kona DDoS Defender|
Akamai does not publish specifics on how large their CDN network is and where the POPs are, other than 'A quarter of a million edge servers, deployed in thousands of locations around the world' as per the Intelligent Platform page on the Akamai website.
Akamai typically requires annual contracts with pricing depending on traffic volume and what features/services you need. Get in touch to learn more about their services and prices.
Akamai locations and sales contact info
|Pricing & contract duration|
|Minimum contract term||12 months|
|Minimum monthly costs||Unknown|
|NA/EU traffic (low volume)||Unknown|
|APAC traffic (low volume)||Unknown|
|LATAM traffic (low volume)||Unknown|
View the tables below for more insight into the features Akamai supports.
Hover over/touch the feature name to view a short description.
|Instant setup||Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales.|
|Change propagation delay|
|Apex/root domain OK||If you also use their Fast DNS for your domain|
|Compression||Resend from origin, or compress on edge|
|Origin pull - protocol||HTTP and HTTPS|
|Origin pull - Host header|
|Push / upload|
|Cache control - CDN caching|
|Cache control - client caching|
|Purge - capabilities|
|HTTPS & Content Protection|
|CDN domain HTTPS|
|Customer domain HTTPS|
|Customer cert HTTPS|
|Documentation||Yes, but not public|