Akamai compared to CDN77

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Akamai and CDN77. We hope this helps you compare these two Content Delivery Networks. You can find additional tips that help you select the right CDN here.

Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Akamai CDN77
PoPs ~2200 32
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Not supported Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Additional costs Fully supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Fully supported Fully supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Additional costs
Real time statistics Not supported Fully supported
Online signup Not supported Fully supported
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Additional costs Fully supported
Wildcard SSL Certificates Additional costs Fully supported
Support Phone and Email support, Community Forum Phone, Skype, Chat and Email support
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Fully supported Not supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Not supported Free up to 50GB

Pricing Akamai vs CDN77

Akamai CDN77
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A $0.049 per GB
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A $0.035 per GB (101TB+)
APAC Traffic N/A $0.125 per GB
LATAM Traffic N/A $0.185 per GB
Extra costs N/A N/A

AKAMAI Description

One of the older, and most well-known CDN providers is Akamai Technologies. Founded in 1998, the company has served notable customers such as Twitter, Adobe, Facebook, Nintendo, Sky and Fox, BBC and CNN, and Bing.

Accounting for a large portion of the world’s Web traffic, Akamai’s Intelligent Cloud Computing Platform is built on top of 200,000 servers, in over 110 countries, within more than 1,400 networks in the world.

In the CDN industry, Akamai Technologies is a large player. The company holds a variety of CDN related patents, and is no stranger to patent infringement disputes. In 2005 Akamai Technologies acquired competitor Speedera, a move that ended a long-lasting dispute over Speedera-held patents. Additionally, Akamai has been in a dispute with Limelight Networks since 2006 over an alleged patent infringement - a case that came to an end in August 2015, with Limelight being held liable for the infringement.

Through the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program, Akamai has established a peering arrangement with Google’s Cloud Platform. Joined by Highwinds, CloudFlare, Fastly, Level3 and EdgeCast, Akamai has established private interconnects with Google edge locations, to the benefit of both parties customers. Compared to data traffic routing over the public Internet, traffic via the interconnects suffers less latency, and the connection is more reliable. Google Cloud platform who use GCE as their origin receive a discount to their egress origin traffic routed via Akamai.

AKAMAI Resellers

Akamai has an extensive reseller program and works with a large amount of partners to resell its services. One of those parties is Warpcache.

Interested in learning more about the company, Akamai services and Akamai pricing? Contact Warpcache here.

CDN77 Description

In 2011, CDN provider CDN77 was founded with the aim of building a CDN that was ‘transparent, fast and flexible’ and to make it suitable for developers. It was originally built on top of OnApp but since the end of 2014, they operate their own infrastructure.

The provider is headquartered in the United Kingdom in London, and have another office in Prague, Czech Republic.

On-boarding with CDN77 is quick and easy and can be done autonomously via the website. They offer a 14-day free trial, no creditcard required.

Since March 2016, CDN77 has implemented Google’s Brotli compression, an effective compression algorithm for common assets like CSS files, HTML and Javascript. Brotli is said to better reduce data size compared to GZIP by up to 40%.

CDN77’s customer portfolio includes CentOS, Gentoo, phpMyAdmin, Hubble Space Telescope, European Space Agency, R2 Games, Gajin, Rambler.ru, Victorinox, Scania.

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