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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  • No setup fee

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Details

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.

Reviews and Ratings

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Vaibhav Choksi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • 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.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Speed up delivery of content and improved user experience for users coming to our website
  • Save cost as we do not need as many back end servers to run our web instance because majority of load is being handled by Akamai servers
June 27, 2018

Review of Akamai!

Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Akamai offers a number of front-end optimizations that you can choose to implement to speed up page loads and offer a better customer experience
  • Akamai's high prices can often negate savings that you get from offloading file-hosting responsibility; ensure your use case demands Akamai's offerings before moving ahead
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Positive - Akamai vastly reduced the number of content delivery servers needed here, saving money, hardware and management overheads.
  • Negative - I don't think it's a "cheap" option, but also, you get what you pay for and for such a powerful product you don't expect it to be free.
  • Positive - some of the support we have had has been really good.
Adam Rooney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • The front end optimisations available from Akamai are so significant and yet so hidden it makes for an extremely pleasing user experience. When a page loads just that much faster due to images being in the exact right format for the job it gives a clear advantage over competitors.
  • Analytics coming from Akamai have changed the decisions made within the business for the better and have resulted in great improvements in many areas, such as a greater retention of visitors to the site. Little tweaks to possible certain problem areas flagged by Akamai have made a huge difference.
Score 1 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.