Comparison of the Akamai and SkyparkCDN CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Akamai and SkyparkCDN 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 SkyparkCDN
POPs in North-America Not Available 8HelpDallas, Clifton, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto
POPs in Europe Not Available 14HelpLondon, Ankara, Istanbul, Berlin, Frankfurt, Athens, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Oslo, Helsinki, Marseille, Prague, Zurich, Stockholm. And 16 POPs in Russia, one in Kazakhstan and 4 in Ukraine.
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 12HelpBangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hyderabad, Bombay, Delhi, Kolkata, Hong Kong, Cyberjaya Singapore, Taipei, Seoul
POPs in China Not Available 0
POPs in Australia Not Available 1HelpSydney
POPs in South-America Not Available 1HelpSao Paulo
POPs in Middle-East Not Available 0
POPs in Africa Not Available 1HelpCape Town

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 SkyparkCDN
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.80 per GBHelpThe $0.80 is for the first 5 GBs. The price quickly drops as volume goes up. At 100 GB/m you pay less than 10 cents per GB.
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.02 per GB, at 30 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 0%
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 SkyparkCDN
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 Yes
HTTPS Yes YesHelp*.r.worldssl.net is provided for free. Customer can upload his own SSL certificate. "We don't do wildcard SSL yet. Each custom cert is $600/year".
Control Panel & statistics Yes Yes
Access Logs Yes No
API Yes Yes
Support Yes YesHelp24/7
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