Akamai

Akamai

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Score 8.4 out of 100
Akamai

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Review of Akamai!

8 out of 10
June 27, 2018
We use Akamai primarily for its many CDN product variants. In using a CDN, we afford ourselves the ability to offload the majority of from …
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Market Leading CDN

8 out of 10
April 21, 2017
Akamai is our content delivery network of choice and helps us to serve assets to users as quickly and efficiently as possible. Their CDN …
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What is Akamai?

Akamai Technologies, headquartered in Boston, offers a Akamai: a content delivery network (CDN).

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What is Akamai?

Akamai Technologies, headquartered in Boston, offers a Akamai: a content delivery network (CDN).

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What is Akamai?

Akamai Technologies, headquartered in Boston, offers a Akamai: a content delivery network (CDN).

What is Akamai's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.5.

Who uses Akamai?

The most common users of Akamai are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 9 out of 10
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The robust CDN solution packs a lot of heat – limitless scalability, optimized content delivery, and last-mile acceleration. You will find Akamai CDN solution extra useful if you are looking to deliver video and other types of multimedia content.

If you have a small number of viewers of your web content and/or your geographic scale is limited and/or your have limited budget, you probably don’t need Akamai CDN.
Score 8 out of 10
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Store documents that need to be accessed by multiples users at the same time, saving in Internet cost. Also helps to keep the storage cost low and increase customer satisfaction as the downloads are fast, reliable, and geographical close to the customer. We use Akamai to store and share documents with several hundred users concurrently.
Score 8 out of 10
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I think Akamai is an excellent tool for an organization that deals with high volumes of traffic and wants to provide a solution for improving content delivery. For a small organization, Akamai may not be the best and most affordable solution.
Vaibhav Choksi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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The Akamai Property Manager is the latest version in the configuration management portal for managing edge caching configurations that have improved from its previous version. On the other side, the UI is not very user-friendly and needs to be improved.
Phillip Holder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It is well suited for large complex organizations that require detailed web-based solution and a flexible vendor who can handle any and all issues.

It is not that well suited for smaller organizations simply to do to costs and resource constraints within the same, i.e. many small organizations would not have Akamai skilled developers on hand and or would not need to take advantage or even understand the multitude of web-based solutions Akamai offers.
Score 8 out of 10
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Well suited:
- If your organization is serving customers globally, and you have a website catering to customers from different regions globally, a CDN can speed up your content delivery as traffic can route to nearest edge server instead of the origin.
- Your organization has a lot of micro-sites, subdomains aside from the main site.
- If your site requires an additional layer of protection ie. DDoS protection

Less appropriate:
Your organization is localized in a specific region/country. CDN may not have as much benefit in this case.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
June 27, 2018

Review of Akamai!

Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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Akamai is (as far as I'm aware) class leading in it's offering, although I haven't used anything else - but it is a really excellent CDN where you don't need to update your file references or anything like that, since you pass through Akamai's edge servers IT development teams don't need to change the way in which they would work in order to get the benefits. In terms of less well-suited scenarios - it's hard to say since you couldn't really use it for purposes other than what it's designed for, although the rules do allow for some pretty impacting changes to be possible, you could potentially take the site down if you were working uninformed.
April 21, 2017

Market Leading CDN

Score 8 out of 10
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Akamai are the leaders in content delivery networks and their service reflects that. If you want a fast experience for your users then a reliable CDN is essential and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Akamai.
Adam Rooney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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At times when we need a piece of content on the site to display at an EXACT time and we have to be 100% sure that all assets are loaded and changed to the minute Akamai still allowed us to have caching for the bits we need and the flexibility to refresh the pieces of content that we needed.