Comparison of the Akamai and QUANTIL CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Akamai and QUANTIL 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 QUANTIL
POPs in North-America Not Available 10HelpSan Jose, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Washington DC
POPs in Europe Not Available 7HelpLondon, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Russia
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 15HelpBrunei (Bandar Seri Begawan), Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Phillipines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
POPs in China Not Available 550
POPs in Australia Not Available 3HelpSydney, Melbourne, Fiji
POPs in South-America Not Available 0
POPs in Middle-East Not Available 4HelpUnited Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq
POPs in Africa Not Available 5HelpSouth Africa (2), Magadascar, Mauritius, Djibouti

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 QUANTIL
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 QUANTIL
Origin-Pull Yes YesHelpOrigin be an IP address or a hostname.
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes YesHelpThis is a back end setup. Any type of configuration is possible on custom request.
Purge Yes YesHelpAverage time to purge is ~ 5 minutes.
Purge All Yes YesHelpPossible to purge all files in a specific directory. Limitations apply to number of (free) purges per day.
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 YesHelpPossible, but not by default.
Can override origin server headers Yes YesHelpPossible on request.
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS Yes YesHelpCustomer can upload his own certificate.
Control Panel & statistics Yes Yes
Access Logs Yes YesHelpCompiled version of the logs is accessible for download over HTTPS.
API Yes YesHelpXML. Can do a lot via API, including change the config, purging, get usage data. Fair use policy, hard limit is 1200 calls per 5 minutes.
Support Yes YesHelpEmergency support is 24/7, normal support during business hours in PST timezone. English language.
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