What users are saying about
3 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 9.7 out of 100
3 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Elastic Load Balancing

We use Amazon Elastic Load Balancers to serve mobile applications and websites. It works really well. We have not had any problems until now. Last year we integrated the AWS ELB with the EC2 Auto Scaling and now we have a fully working elastic solution. We increase/decrease EC2s instances based on traffic over our load balancers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Elastic Load Balancing

  • Good price for a complete load balancing solution
  • Very useful rules editor on listener
  • Working in conjuction with AWS WAF, is a good option to protect your applications
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Elastic Load Balancing

  • There are not a lot of cons but we can mention the need to always check the quotas for the ELB
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Akamai Ion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Elastic Load Balancing

Elastic Load Balancing 7.0
Based on 1 answer
AWS Elastic Load Balancing has this trick. First, you need to know how it works. ELB is not the only piece here. ELB has a very close relation with AWS Target Groups. You create or select a target group every time you create a Load balancer. Target groups allow you to connect the load balancer to EC2 autoscaling groups, Lambda functions, or even a single EC2 instance. While this sounds complex, it becomes easy, once you know his tricks. Thanks to the user interface, managing a ELB is an easy task. The rules editor is really useful, although it will need a bit of improvement to some interface items
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Elastic Load Balancing

Elastic Load Balancing 7.0
Based on 1 answer
AWS gives you several support plans. On the free plan, you basicaly need to google for help, but the good news is that AWS Elastic Load Balancing works. We has more than 15 load balancers and we never run into a problem that require support. But you mght consider a support plan if you are going to do something more complex or critical
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Akamai Ion

No answers on this topic

Elastic Load Balancing

We have not used any other solution out there in the market but our dev-ops team did deep research and AWS provided us the solution we needed to be cost-effective. Also, the decision to keep working with Amazon was strategic. We were already using other AWS features and [Amazon Elastic Load Balancing] integrates great with those.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Akamai Ion

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

Elastic Load Balancing

  • Cost effective
  • Single integration with different apps (websites, mobile app, etc)
  • Improved security
  • Allow to create different load balancers based: ALB, CLB, NLB
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Akamai Ion

General

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

Akamai Ion Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Elastic Load Balancing

General

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

Elastic Load Balancing Editions & Modules

Edition
Application$0.02251
Network$0.0251
Gateway$0.01251
  1. Partial Hour
Additional Pricing Details

Add comparison