Comparison of the Akamai and Cachefly CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Akamai and Cachefly 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 Cachefly
POPs in North-America Not Available 11HelpNew York, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Jose, Dallas, Miami, Washington DC, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Montreal
POPs in Europe Not Available 15HelpAmsterdam, Bucharest, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 6HelpMumbai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore, Tokyo
POPs in China Not Available 0
POPs in Australia Not Available 3HelpPerth, Melbourne and Sydney
POPs in South-America Not Available 2HelpSao Paulo, La Paz
POPs in Middle-East Not Available 2HelpDoha, Tel Aviv
POPs in Africa Not Available 1HelpJohannesburg

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 Cachefly
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.10 per GB, at 10 TB per month
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.02 per GB, at 2000 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 100%Help$0.20 in South-America and India, $0.15 in Asia and $0.17 in Africa, Australia and Middle-East.
Storage Not available Lots of space included

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 Cachefly
Origin-Pull Yes YesHelpThe Pricing page on the CacheFly site mentions that PLUS customers can't do Origin-Pull, but that is not true.
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes YesHelpFTP, SFTP, SCP or rsync.
Purge Yes Yes
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 edgeHelpCachefly will (of course) not re-compress files that are already being sent compressed by the origin server.
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 YesHelpThe rules engine allows you to set custom expire headers by file extension and folder.
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
Control Panel & statistics Yes Yes
Access Logs Yes Yes
API Yes Yes
Support Yes Yes
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