Akamai compared to Medianova

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Akamai and Medianova. 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 Medianova
PoPs ~2200 Unknown
Purge All Fully supported Unknown
Instant Purge Not supported Unknown
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Additional costs Not supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Unknown
HTTP/2 Protocol Fully supported Not supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Unknown
Real time statistics Not supported Fully supported
Online signup Not supported Not supported
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management Unknown
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Unknown
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Additional costs Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Additional costs Additional costs
Support Phone and Email support, Community Forum Fanatic Support 24/7/365
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Fully supported Fully supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Not supported Additional costs

Pricing Akamai vs Medianova

Akamai Medianova
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A N/A
APAC Traffic N/A N/A
LATAM Traffic N/A N/A
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.

MEDIANOVA Description

Medianova was founded in 2005 by a team of entrepreneurs with a background in live football games. Operating in the web games market, the team had a need for streaming backbone services, and Medianova was born. The company is specialised in video and audio streaming solutions, and live encoding and streaming, and has a CDN.

The company is headquartered in İstanbul, and claims they have a 60% market share in Turkey, within the CDN and streaming market.

Medianova has a strong presence in Turkey, and the network coverage of their CDN is also concentrated in Turkey and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region.

As to their exact network map, there is no information publicly available.

While Medianova predominantly caters to the video and audio market, it also offers:

  • static content acceleration (branded MNCDN)
  • dynamic content acceleration (branded Aksela)
  • cloud storage
  • cloud hosting (branded LeaseCloud)

Customers of Medianova include, or have included Turkcell, Vodafone, Turkish Economy Bank, Milliyet, FOX Turkey, Çiçek Sepeti, NTV, Star TV, İzlesene, Enocta and Fizy (now Turkcell Müzik).

MEDIANOVA Resellers

Medianova works with a few resellers to distribute their products. Warpcache is one of their partners and offers Medianova services both separately, and integrated in their multi-CDN solution.

Medianova’s stronger presence in Turkey makes them an excellent provide to have in a multi-CDN mix, while the company does not have a global network.

For Medianova CDN pricing, a custom quote or simply more information about regional or global content delivery, get in touch with Warpcache here.

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