Comparison of the Akamai and Azion CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Akamai and Azion for POP locations, pricing and features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.

POP locations Akamai Azion
POPs in North-America Not Available 2HelpOrlanda (US) and Beauharnois (Canada
POPs in Europe Not Available 1HelpGravelines (France)
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 0
POPs in China Not Available 0
POPs in Australia Not Available 0
POPs in South-America Not Available 14HelpAll POPs are in Brasil.
POPs in Middle-East Not Available 0
POPs in Africa Not Available 0

A POP is a Point Of Presence, an access point to the Internet. It is a physical, strategically placed location that houses multiple CDN servers.

Pricing Akamai Azion
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available Not Available
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available Not Available
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available Not Available
Storage Not available Not available

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 Akamai Azion
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes Yes
Purge Yes YesHelpInstant purging.
Purge All Yes Yes
Gzip Resend from origin, or compress on edgeHelpThe Last Mile Accelerator feature will compress content before delivery to the end user, and is intended to assist in cases where the origin server cannot compress the content before serving, for whatever reason. Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers Yes Yes
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS Yes YesHelpFree shared certificate and paid custom domain HTTPS.
Control Panel & statistics Yes Yes
Access Logs Yes Yes
API Yes Yes
Support Yes YesHelpAzion offers 3 levels of support, in Portuguese, English and Spanish languages.
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