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Medianova versus Akamai

Easily compare Medianova and Akamai 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 Medianova Akamai
Short profile 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. 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.

Products

Product Medianova Akamai
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 Not available/supported Available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported Available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Available/supported Unknown

Network

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

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Medianova Akamai
Minimum contract term 12 months 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Varies by product and service Unknown
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) Confidential, market competitive Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Not applicable Unknown

Features

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

Support

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