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Likelihood to Recommend

A10 Thunder ADC

I recommend it but would like to mention that the buyer should analyze their needs very well and perform exhaustive service tests prior to purchase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Akamai Ion

  • Akamai Ion is excellent if you have the staff to manage the configurations and understand how best to leverage its benefits amidst ongoing Dev work without getting in their way. You'll have to communicate consistently on what the CDN does and does not do as well as drive knowledge sharing sessions on expected behavior or unexpected behavior to help reduce unnecessary troubleshooting from your IT and Dev teams when tickets/issues arise.
  • Akamai Ion is best suited for well equipped and well informed IT or Marketing teams that can leverage the delivery benefits of caching and offload. Doing so will increase customer satisfaction, reduce bounce rates, improve conversion rates as well as drive more time on site.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

A10 Thunder ADC

  • It offers very good performance.
  • Really fast deployment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Akamai Ion

  • Ease of management with good UI for making rules and behaviors.
  • There is also an API and Code integration for the advanced Dev-Ops team to use as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

A10 Thunder ADC

  • Functionalities and features do not match our needs.
  • Other vendors offer very similar characteristics for lower prices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Akamai Ion

  • The learning curve on using a CDN is steep and requires class time. The initial onboarding and integration with the business' DevOps teams should be a bit closer relationship.
  • Global vs. Regional management can be a bit challenging if your account is centralized overseas, and you want a local time-zone account manager on your time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

A10 Thunder ADC

A10 Thunder ADC 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Support said the devices will work in our environment but when we had the device working we realized that it was not possible to do what we wanted, for this reason, our experience was not entirely good and we did not like the way they approached us for the sale of the device.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Akamai Ion

Akamai Ion 9.0
Based on 1 answer
  • Support for tickets has gotten better/quicker over the years.
  • Also, there is a wealth of information on the knowledge base, documentation, and there is also a message board too now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

A10 Thunder ADC

  • Allow routing instances in the device, this would increase the benefits much more and compete very well with other vendors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Akamai Ion

  • Improved conversion rates.
  • Reduced page load times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

A10 Thunder ADC

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Akamai Ion

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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