Comparison of the Akamai and BelugaCDN CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Akamai and BelugaCDN 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 BelugaCDN
POPs in North-America Not Available 14HelpAtlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Newark, Miami, New York, Palo Alto, San Jose, Seattle, Washington D.C., Weehawken, Quebec City, Toronto
POPs in Europe Not Available 3HelpAmsterdam, Frankfurt, London
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 5HelpBangalore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo
POPs in China Not Available 0
POPs in Australia Not Available 1HelpSydney
POPs in South-America Not Available 1HelpSao Paulo
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 BelugaCDN
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.01 per GB
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.00 per GB, at 1000 TB per monthHelpDiscounts start at 1 PB/m committed.
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 100%
Storage Not available 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 Akamai BelugaCDN
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes NoHelpComing in 2017.
Purge Yes YesHelpPurge using regular expressions matches is possible. Purging is instant (<1 second).
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. The CDN handles the gzippingHelpRequests to origin are always for uncompressed content. Customer can configure which file types get sent compressed from CDN to client.
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers Yes YesHelpAny combination of headers from the origin can be removed, replaced or added.
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS Yes YesHelpFree. Upload your own certificate (can be wildcard or SAN). TLS support includes full TLS Dynamic Record Sizing and ECDSA support per Q1 2017.
Control Panel & statistics Yes YesHelpSelf-service portal, including analytics (geographical) with metrics updated every 10 seconds.
Access Logs Yes YesHelpBelugaCDN has near real-time log exporting to Elastic Search and delayed log uploads to Redis, AWS S3 and FTP. First 10 million requests/month are free.
API Yes YesHelpREST API with JSON output, over HTTPS only. Users can do purging (cache invalidation) and manage CDN configurations and HTTPS certificates.
Support Yes YesHelpCustomers with monthly revenue below $500 get Basic support (8/5). Higher revenue customers get Platinum support (24/7). Platinum customers get a dedicated support engineer. Everybody can call the toll free number.
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