XCDN is a pay as you go, no commit CDN service utilizing Akamai’s global delivery platform for basic website delivery. XCDN is created and managed by Exceda, a cloud enablement service provider that specializes in planning, integrating and managing the whole Akamai portfolio.
XCDN is based on the Akamai Intelligent Platform® which consists of over 137,000 managed servers in over 87 countries located at strategic positions around the globe. Learn more.
Pricing & Contract duration
XCDN is 'Akamai without a commit'. You pay as you go, based on GBs transferred. The $0.14 is a special introductory price until September 1, 2014. Some addons are available: Site Failover ($75/per month) and Secure Object Delivery/SSL ($150/per month)
|Pricing & Contract duration
|Price US/EU traffic - low volume||$0.14 per GB|
|Price US/EU traffic - high volume||$0.14 per GB|
|Extra charge for APAC region traffic||0%|
Note: custom price plans are very common in the CDN market, especially for large volume customers. We recommend you always talk to the CDN provider about your needs and requirements and work with them to get a best-fit deal.
Features & Support
|Features & Support
|Origin-Pull||The origin can be either an IP address or a hostname. XCDN recommends using an origin hostname for greater operational control.|
|Push (upload to CDN servers)|
|Purge||Purges using an explicit URL takes approximately 10 minutes. Purges by directory or file extension may take as long as 40 minutes. No more than 10,000 outstanding requests at any time.|
|Gzip||Resend from origin, or compress on edge|
|Honors all origin server headers||Not at this time. The XCDN platform will support passing along Cache-Control/Expires headers from the origin in May 2014.|
|Can override origin server headers||This is the default mode of operation for XCDN. The XCDN configuration allows you to apply TTL values to extensions, directories, and/or file names. Matches can be applied either positively or negatively. More sophisticated matching is possible with the full Akamai Site Delivery offering. Contact Exceda for more information.|
|Set caching headers for pushed files|
|HTTPS||This is an addon ($150/per month). The XCDN service does not support custom (wildcard) certificates, aka vanity hostnames and does not support customer provided SSL certificates, but these features are supported with the full Akamai Site Delivery service offering. Customers can generate their certificate based on an Akamai provided CSR. Contact Exceda for more information.|
|Control Panel & statistics||In May of 2014, XCDN will be offering an array of proactive alerting for traffic and origin monitoring. A companion mobile application will be available in April of 2014 to enable basic traffic reporting, alerts, and URL purging functionality to both Android and iOS devices. |
|Access Logs||The XCDN service enables customers to obtain their edge delivery log files. Logs can be delivered via FTP or email. Customers can decide how large they want for their log tarball: 1MB, 2MB, 5MB, 10MB, 25MB, or 50MB in compressed file size. Additional delivery options such as encrypting logs and delivery of logs based on hits over time are available in the upgraded Akamai Site Delivery solution. Other arrangements can be made for RSYNC, SFTP, etc on a one off basis. Contact Exceda for more information.|
|API||The XCDN service offering does not currently support the use of external APIs.|
|Support||Exceda is the only Akamai partner with certified professional services trained personnel on staff. We support English, Spanish, and Portuguese in our support center 7x24x365. Customers can get support via email, chat, phone, and web forum. Furthermore, customers can get assistance with their XCDN configuration for no additional charge.|
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