|Purge All||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|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||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||Fully supported|
|Raw Access Logs||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|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||Additional costs|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Additional costs||Additional costs|
|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||Fully supported|
|CDN balancing tech||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Storage||Additional costs||Upon request|
|Global flat fee||N/A||$0.08 per GB (below 50TB) $0.06 per GB (50TB+)|
|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.
Warpcache is a multi-CDN provider founded in 2015 and based in the Netherlands. The company strives to make multi-CDN accessible to both businesses big and small, and just as easy-to-use as a single CDN solution.
The Warpcache multi-CDN solution is called Warpcache. Warpcache uses Real User Measurements or RUM data and DNS-based loadbalancing to find, and select the best performing CDN per request. Current CDN partners of the company include Akamai, EdgeCast, Highwinds, Hibernia, MaxCDN, Comcast, ChinaCache, G-Core, Quantil and Medianova. Warpcache offers these providers in a multi-CDN solution or separately, as a single-CDN service.
With their API-first approach to development, customers can access and control their environment just as easily via the API as they can via the Control Panel. A wide variety of functionality is supported, including: instant purge and purge all, access logs, SSL, custom rules, debugging for multiple CDNs - and more! The pop map is limited to Warpcache’s standard mix. Warpcache is the company behind CDN Overview.