|Purge All||Fully supported||Unknown|
|Instant Purge||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Control panel||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Push||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Origin Pull||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Shield||Additional costs||Not supported|
|GZIP Compression||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Custom Rules||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Fully supported||Not supported|
|SPDY Protocol||Not supported||Not supported|
|Raw Access Logs||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Real time statistics||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Online signup||Not supported||Not supported|
|API||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management||Statistics|
|Custom CNAMEs||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Upon request|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Additional costs||Upon request|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Additional costs||Unknown|
|Support||Phone and Email support, Community Forum||Email support|
|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||Additional costs||Not supported|
|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|
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 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.
SwiftServe is a Singapore-based CDN provider that was founded as a joint-venture by Versio4 Ltd (software, web and mobile product development) and Conversant PTE Ltd (product offering and support services).
The provider has a strong presence in South-East Asia, with customers such as Singapore Airlines, Starhub, True Corporation and Singtel in their portfolio. SwiftServe also has a reseller offering, a dedicated service under the name of SwiftCDN that allows Network Service Providers to sell the CDN under their own brand. Known resellers of SwiftServe are Telin (Telekomunikasi Indonesia International) and Chunghwa Telecom.
SwiftServe offers web acceleration, large file download, hybrid CDN, transparent caching, video streaming and site optimisation and security. Their network is not published on the website, and we have no information on their point-of-presence (PoPs) coverage.