Comparison of the Akamai and CDNvideo CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Akamai and CDNvideo 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 CDNvideo
POPs in North-America Not Available 2HelpChicago, Miami
POPs in Europe Not Available 23HelpRussia and CIS (20 POPs), Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt.
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 2HelpJakarta, Singapore
POPs in China Not Available 0
POPs in Australia Not Available 0
POPs in South-America Not Available 0
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 CDNvideo
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.05 per GB, at 1 TB per month
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.01 per GB, at 30 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 100%
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 CDNvideo
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. Only if origin server does Gzip
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 YesHelpUsing your own cert is a paid on, with very fair pricing.
Control Panel & statistics Yes Yes
Access Logs Yes YesHelpCan be downloaded via API.
API Yes Yes
Support Yes YesHelp24/7 phone support
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