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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Verified User
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We use the following Akamai products to protect public facing web apps and API

Akamai KSD - Blocks the web security threats before they ever reach our cloud hosted origin servers

Akamai CDN - makes digital experiences secure, reliable, and fast
Score 8 out of 10
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We have several documents that we need to share with multiple people via SMS or E-Mail. The easy way to do it is to store the document in a CDN repository and sent the link to the document via SMS or Email and add the link into the message. Having the document in Akamai enables us to modify the message and enables us to send billions of messages in a small period of time.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Akamai's caching technology is being used by our corporation for our eCommerce applications. These applications are heavily utilizing Akamai's caching to reduce the overhead of serving up media-rich content from our own server resources that are hosted locally and in a server colocation environment. This technology greatly reduces also the speed at which our pages are served.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Akamai across the IT Department to handle load balancing and caching for our web traffic. It allows customers to access content in a faster and more efficient manner, delivering overall better customer experience.
Vaibhav Choksi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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The Akamai platform is currently being used as a cloud platform for delivering secure and high-performing user experiences to any device globally on B2B and B2C websites. Akamai helps global delivery units with its powerful features for content delivery, edge platform, and networking.

Phillip Holder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Akamai for the following:

  • Across the organization as a whole.
  • Hosting of almost all pages across the organization.
  • Edge servers to reach customers all over Canada.
  • Redirects.
  • Rewrites.
  • Creation and redirect to maintenance pages.
  • Security - WAF/Site shield.
  • Applying GTM (Global Traffic Manager) rules for managing the load on the site.
  • Akamai Staging for testing prior to release to production.
  • Whitelisting IP's for A/B testing.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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We use Akamai as a CDN failover tool for our global website. Using Akamai as a CDN allows us to offload our origin servers and speed up delivery of content to customers. We are also using Akamai's cloudlet tools for redirections and vanity URLs for SEO improvements. Our organization also uses Akamai for failover in case of maintenance we can still serve partial content for our site.
Score 10 out of 10
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Akamai is used across the whole company as a content delivery/caching layer of our infrastructure, accelerating delivery of many different types of content i.e. images and web pages. It front-loads our e-commerce capabilities and a few other systems.
June 27, 2018

Review of Akamai!

Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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 our servers onto CDN servers, which both reduces our own bill and provides a better experience for customers due to closer edge locations. Akamai, in particular, is a premium-tier offering within the CDN space, and we've had great luck from a stability and dependability perspective.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Akamai is primarily used within our company as a Content Delivery Network (CDN) and caching framework for our public facing websites, enabling us to offload from our servers a vast amount of rich content and rarely changed items freeing up resources on our estate and enabling us to reduce our infrastructure, saving money and overheads in time.
April 21, 2017

Market Leading CDN

Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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Akamai is our content delivery network of choice and helps us to serve assets to users as quickly and efficiently as possible. Their CDN means we can cache content so our users have a significantly faster experience of our website. They provide us with tools to refresh and invalidate content that we wish to remove from the cache and offer support with making site performance improvements.
Adam Rooney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Without Akamai we would never be able to handle even a small percentage of the traffic that we experience on our site on a daily basis, and during peak times throughout the year Akamai has been the one thing to keep us going. The granularity that it allows for in terms of rules, settings, tweaks and adjustments to how content is loaded is very helpful.
Score 1 out of 10
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We used Akamai as a CDN for our website for about 2 years. Review is anonymous (for now) because we are considering legal action against them for deceptive billing practices and contractual terms with intent to defraud. I will return and edit once that has played out.