Comparison of the Akamai and CDNetworks CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Akamai and CDNetworks 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 CDNetworks
POPs in North-America Not Available 12Helpincluding one in Mexico City and Toronto
POPs in Europe Not Available 31HelpIncluding 16 in Russia.
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 18HelpSouth Korea (Seoul), Japan (Tokyo, Osaka), Philippines (Manila), Vietnam (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City), Thailand (Bangkok), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Singapore, Indonesia (Jakarta), India (Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Hyderabad), Taiwan (Taipei, Kaohsiung), Cambodia (Phnom penh), Mongolia (Ulaan Baatar)
POPs in China Not Available 21HelpBeijing, Changde HuNan, Chongqing, DongGuan, FuJian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, HangZhou, Hong Kong, HuBei, Jinan, LeShan, Liaocheng, LiaoNing, Shanghai, Taiyuan, TangShan, TianJin, XiAn, XuZhou, ZhengZho
POPs in Australia Not Available 1HelpSydney
POPs in South-America Not Available 6HelpColombia (Medellin), Brazil (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro), Argentina (Buenos Aires), Chile (Santiago), Peru (Lima)
POPs in Middle-East Not Available 7HelpIraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Kuwait
POPs in Africa Not Available 4HelpEgypt, Tanzania, South-Africa (2)

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 CDNetworks
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

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 CDNetworks
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes Yes
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. The CDN handles the gzipping
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 YesHelpCNAME is available for secure webpages as well, but you need to pay extra for this.
HTTPS Yes YesHelpIt costs extra.
Control Panel & statistics Yes Yes
Access Logs Yes Yes
API Yes Yes
Support Yes Yes
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