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Akamai

29 Ratings

Pantheon

16 Ratings

Akamai

29 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

Pantheon

16 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Akamai

Akamai is a superior premium services offering if that's what you need from a CDN. For more typical use cases, we're often more often than not implementing MaxCDN, or integrated CDNs from cloud providers (e.g. CloudFront, Azure CDN, etc). If you find that Akamai's offerings are really what you need, and you are okay paying the premium, the services themselves are great. There's a reason they're used by major enterprises of all sizes, and used for hosting video content from the NFL, etc.
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Pantheon

This is a good solution for a small development team who is supporting a site with many users. Many times, a shared hosting service is appropriate for a small business brochure site that gets a few hundred visitors per month, but if your site services user accounts that return or rely on information, this is a good option to rollout new changes and preserve existing data
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Pros

  • Edge caching with Akamai's CDN tools allow for offloading repetitive work from more expensive application servers
  • Akamai's DDOS protection services are amongst the most robust in the industry
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  • Development workflow
  • Managed hosting solution
  • 24/7 support and online chat
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Cons

  • Comparing releases - you have a facility to compare releases, which is good but is at a very granular level and I think the UI for this could be improved as it is essentially an XML text compare.
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  • Some slow loading dashboard issues at times.
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Alternatives Considered

I have not evaluated or used any direct competitors for Akamai, so it's hard to say how it compares. All I know is that Akamai is very powerful and has now become an integral part of our existing set-up.
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When you compare the cost of the product to the value it provides and time to launch - Pantheon wins the race. While Acquia is nice, it is generally a much more expensive hosting environment with not as many built-in features. OpenShift and Amazon Web Services are great if you need very custom builds, but you will need to set them up and maintain them yourself.
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Return on Investment

  • It was overpriced for what we got. The platform never worked as it was supposed to.
  • When we stopped using the service and moved to one that actually worked, they tried to hit us with a $14,000 bill.
  • On several occasions they used deceptive practices.
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  • Pantheon has increased our productivity and decreased time spent on-boarding new developers and clients by at least 2x or more.
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Pricing Details

Akamai

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Akamai Editions & Modules
Akamai
Additional Pricing Details

Pantheon

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
1.  Elite
Pantheon Editions & Modules
Pantheon
Edition
Basic
35.001
Performance - Small
125.001
Elite
Custom2
Performance - Medium
225.003
Performance - Large
750.003
Performance - Extra Large
450.003
1. per month
2. Contract Only
3. per month
Additional Pricing Details
With Pantheon you will get superior hosting and workflow tools to drive business success on the web. For more information on Pantheon's Pricing and Hosting Plans, please visit: https://pantheon.io/plans/pricing