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Akamai versus Medianova

Easily compare Akamai and Medianova 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 Medianova
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. Medianova is originally a Turkey CDN, but in the last few years has grown quickly to become a global player with a strong presence in Europe. Medianova uses modern technologies like their patent pending Dockerized CDN Platform, HTTP/2, BBR and Brotli.

Products

Product Akamai Medianova
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported Available/supported
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Available/supported Available/supported
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Available/supported
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Available/supported Available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Available/supported Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Available/supported Not available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Unknown Available/supported

Network

Region Akamai Medianova
North America Unknown 6
Latin America Unknown 0
Europe Unknown 10
Russia & CIS Unknown 0
Asia, excl China Unknown 1
China Unknown 0
Oceania Unknown 1
Middle-East Unknown 4
Africa Unknown 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Akamai Medianova
Minimum contract term 12 months 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Varies by product and service
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown Confidential, market competitive
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Confidential, market competitive
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Not applicable

Features

Web acceleration Akamai Medianova
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales. Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Unknown Available/supported One to three 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 Available/supported
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Not available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin, or compress on edge Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
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Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Unknown Available/supported Can be different from origin host
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Unknown Available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Unknown Available/supported FTP, SFTP, Rsync
Cache control - CDN caching Unknown Available/supported
Cache control - client caching Unknown Available/supported
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Unknown Available/supported Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute
Purge - capabilities Unknown Partially Purge file paths, purge all
Analytics Unknown Available/supported Near real-time
Log files Unknown Available/supported Not by default, only on request
API Unknown Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding
HTTPS & Content Protection Akamai Medianova
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Unknown Available/supported Free (not SNI)
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Unknown Not available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Unknown Available/supported SNI
Token authentication Unknown Available/supported
Geo blocking Unknown Available/supported Streaming
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Unknown Available/supported Streaming
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Unknown Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Unknown Available/supported Streaming

Support

Customer support Akamai Medianova
Documentation Partially Yes, but not public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Unknown Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers