Comparison of the Akamai and NGENIX CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Akamai and NGENIX 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 NGENIX
POPs in North-America Not Available 0
POPs in Europe Not Available 23HelpAll POPs are in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. including in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Almaty, Kazan, Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Vladivostok and Ufa.
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 0
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 NGENIX
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 NGENIX
Origin-Pull Yes YesHelpThe origin can be an IP address or a hostname. Moreover, it could be several IP addresses or hostnames, which will be used with Round robin or Prioritisation to improve reliability.
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes YesHelpCustomer could use cloud storage inside CDN instead of origin server. There is a possibility of managing the caching policy and compression with pre-selected assets.
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 edgeHelpGzip is on by default.
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes YesHelpCustomers can request overrides of headers
Can override origin server headers Yes Yes
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS Yes YesHelpCustomer upload his own SSL certificate too.
Control Panel & statistics Yes YesHelpInsight in usage per geographical region/country, per URL and in real-time. Also, NGENIX provides Autonomous Systems performance analysis.
Access Logs Yes YesHelpAvailable via SFTP.
API Yes Yes
Support Yes YesHelp24/7 phone support via a local number.
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