Hibernia compared to Akamai

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Hibernia and Akamai. 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 Hibernia Akamai
PoPs 26 ~2200
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Fully supported Not supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Fully supported Additional costs
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 Fully supported
Real time statistics Fully supported Not supported
Online signup Not supported Not 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 Fully supported Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Fully supported Additional costs
Support E-mail and Phone support Phone and Email support, Community Forum
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 Coming soon Not supported

Pricing Hibernia vs Akamai

Hibernia Akamai
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

HIBERNIA Description

Hibernia Networks is a CDN provider and cable operator, with next generation submarine and terrestrial networks throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The company has over 200 points of presence (PoPs) in 22 locations across the globe, connected by over 27,000 kilometers of fiber.

Hibernia Networks is owned by Constellation Ventures Partners (now part of Highbridge Capital Management) and Columbia Ventures Corporation (CVC), and is a subsidiary of the latter.

The company provides Dynamic synchronous Transfer Mode (DTM), carrier-grade IP transit, dedicated Ethernet and wavelengths services, and is a true end-to-end service provider. In 2015 the company completed their Hibernia Express cable, the first trans-atlantic cable to be built in the last decade. The new cable provides a new low latency connection between major commercial centers in Europe and North America, and utilises the latest generation of optical technologies. Zayo Group and Microsoft were among the cable’s first customers.

Hibernia Networks was founded in 2003 and has since then acquired Atrato IP Networks, MediaXstream and the Media Connect assets from TeliaSonera. The CDN service of Hibernia was launched in 2014.

HIBERNIA Resellers

A trusted Hibernia distribution partner is Cloakfusion. The Hibernia CDN is resold both separately and within an integrated multi-CDN solution. Get in touch with the Cloakfusion team here, to learn more about Hibernia and to request a custom quote.

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.

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