Comparison of the Akamai and Level3 CDNs
In the tables below you can easily compare Akamai and Level3 for POP locations, pricing and features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.
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.
|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||Level3|
|Push (upload to CDN servers)|
|Gzip||Resend from origin, or compress on edgeThe 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|
|Honors all origin server headers|
|Can override origin server headers|
|Set caching headers for pushed files|
|Control Panel & statistics|
|Learn more about Akamai||Learn more about Level3|
|Contact Akamai ››||Contact Level3 ››|