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Akamai versus CDNvideo

Easily compare Akamai and CDNvideo for POP locations, products, pricing, features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.

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Company

Company Akamai CDNvideo
Short profile Akamai is one of the oldest CDNs and generally considered to be the largest global CDN. They have 'servers everywhere' and a wide range of products and services. The company is actively involved in Let's Encrypt and is pushing HTTP/2 adoption. CDNvideo was founded in April 2010 and soon after became - and still is - one of the bigger CDN providers in Russia and CIS. CDNvideo is proud of their 24/7 technical support for all our customers.

Products

Product Akamai CDNvideo
Dynamic content delivery Available/supported Unknown
Small file delivery Available/supported Available/supported
Large file delivery Available/supported Available/supported
Live video Available/supported Available/supported
Video on demand Available/supported Available/supported
DNS Available/supported Unknown
WAF Available/supported Unknown
Anti-DDoS Available/supported Unknown
Private CDN Unknown Unknown

Network

Region Akamai CDNvideo
North America Unknown 3
Latin America Unknown 0
Europe Unknown 2
Russia & CIS Unknown 26
Asia, excl China Unknown 1
China Unknown 0
Oceania Unknown 0
Middle-East Unknown 2
Africa Unknown 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Akamai CDNvideo
Minimum contract term 12 months 1 month
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $50
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.05
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.05
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.05

Features

Web acceleration Akamai CDNvideo
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales. Not available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Unknown Partially 30 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Extra costs If you also use their Fast DNS for your domain Not available/supported Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin, or compress on edge Resend from origin
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin is possible
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Unknown Available/supported Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Unknown Unknown
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Unknown Extra costs Upload via web interface. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Unknown Partially Origin sent headers are honored. Can't set overrides
Cache control - client caching Unknown Partially Origin sent headers are honored. Can't set overrides
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Unknown Partially Purging takes a few minutes
Purge - capabilities Unknown Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Unknown Partially Max 1 hour delay
Log files Unknown Partially Download from the UI
tooltip Logs are ~ 30 minutes delayed
API Unknown Partially Purge and some analytics, not configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Akamai CDNvideo
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Unknown Available/supported Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Unknown Available/supported Free
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Unknown Extra costs
Token authentication Unknown Available/supported
Geo blocking Unknown Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Unknown Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Unknown Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Unknown Available/supported

Support

Customer support Akamai CDNvideo
Documentation Partially Yes, but not public Partially Yes, but not public
Humans Unknown Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email, Skype and phone support