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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Akamai

Akamai is a well-established brand name with a great product. It meets and many time exceeds the needs for global content delivery and security management layer at the edge. Fine grain security tuning seems cumbersome as the definition of the app keeps changing. It also requires an investment of time for the setup which doesn't necessarily make sense for smaller scale scenarios. Some products offered by AWS, Azure or the Google Cloud can be more tightly integrated with cloud provider offerings thus easier to configure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud CDN

I use WordPress and I believe Google Cloud CDN is the best solution for WordPress hosting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Akamai

  • Content offloading - once rules are set up within Akamai you don't need to even think about how many images or large JavaScript or CSS files (for example) are being served from your own estate, Akamai takes care of it all via rules that are quick, easy and flexible.
  • Page caching - for pages that don't change very often Akamai allows you to set up rules, quickly and easily, to serve up your page content for you, which takes even more load away from your origin servers.
  • Quick rollback - the Akamai system allows easy testing of rules and changes via a staging system, and also offers a quick rollback option, which is perfect for the rare occasions when something has been set up incorrectly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud CDN

  • Google Cloud CDN works really well with other Google cloud platform produces like Google Cloud Storage.
  • Users of Google services will have an easier learning curve.
  • The service can really enhance the overall speed of websites and platforms online.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Akamai

  • The interface in their control centre could be a bit more user-friendly with some of the settings in places that you wouldn't expect them to be. The search offsets this problem to an extent but it's still sometimes slower than you'd like to find what you are looking for.
Adam Rooney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud CDN

  • It needs very much learning experience. Beginners have to learn so much before actually setting it up.
  • Not so good for small organisations as the pricing is higher than other options.
Lokesh Meena | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Akamai

Akamai 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Their support documents are excellent and provide a lot of useful information for all their services. The only reason I didn't give them a 10 is that the time it takes for them to respond to an issue could be slightly faster.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud CDN

Google Cloud CDN 7.0
Based on 2 answers
I didn't have the need to use support from Google when I was either testing or setting up my website. Information was easily found by searching online if I needed to, and the options that I needed to install or enable were there on the setup page. Honestly, I was a former systems administrator so most of this stuff is not challenging for me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Akamai

We've used -- and considered -- a whole number of CDN offerings. The good news is that almost all of the CDN products on the market are terrific, and will pay for themselves via increased customer satisfaction and lower monthly hosting bills. For some cases, we're still more likely to suggest CloudFlare (which has a free tier) or an integrated offering from a cloud provider, like Cloudfront.
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud CDN

Google Cloud CDN works really well for a reliable CDN service, especially when used with other Google Services. It is highly reliable, efficient, and speedy. That said it can also be difficult to implement and lacks some support services found with other CDN services. It does not hold your hand by any stretch and organizations with experienced IT staff will find the best overall use from the service
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Akamai

  • Akamai RoI improved over a period of times since it comes with heavy costs, however global deliveries in over 100 counties and global web platforms usage helps improve RoI
  • With the complex UI challenges, ROI could be impacted negatively when you have to invest in operations and time.
Vaibhav Choksi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud CDN

  • Reduced the portal loading time saves time.
  • Promotional mails opens in few seconds when clicked, generates a little bit of confidence in the end users.
Lokesh Meena | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Akamai

General

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

Google Cloud CDN

General

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

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