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What is Akamai?
Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere.
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Akamai Customers
Airbnb, Audi, Cathay Pacific, E*Trade Financial, InterContinental Hotels Group, IKEA, Trulia, Warby Parker, Concur, NASDAQ OMX, NBC Olympics, Rabobank, Standard Chartered, Thomson Reuters, U.S. Department of State, Autodesk, CBC, MTV Networks, NBA, Rediff, Starz!, TV 2, Autotrader, Puma, Investec, Satuit, Schneider Versand, itBit, DISA, Sky Italia
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Project Manager at telecom argentina - Personal Fibertel Cablevision
The worldwide reach of the CDN is one of its key values

What is our primary use case?

We use Akamai services to handle the overflow of our own CDN on international deliveries of our own content.

How has it helped my organization?

It is complementary used because the reach of our company is solely accountable for the Southern Cone, and a node in the US.

What is most valuable?

The worldwide reach of the Akamai CDN is one of the key values of this CDN and the agreements worldwide that they keep running.

What needs improvement?

Local connectivity would be great linked to our own telecom/Cablevision CDN, as we are a key player for Internet access in Argentina for final users of mobile, DSL, cable, and FTTH users. 

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.
Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Akamai vs. CloudFlare – Simple Stats
In the world of CDNs Akamai is the incumbent 500 pound gorilla, no question. They have a HUGE global presence, super solid technology and networks, and have the most experience with large enterprise clients. However, now there other strong players in the CDN market. One of the most interesting is CloudFlare. They are a young company and have strong security and front end optimization (FEO) focuses, beyond just the normal CDN edge caching functionality. They started as a security company, and in fact recently absorbed the largest DDOS attack in history without a disruption in service. In order for their security service to not have a performance degradation associated with the overhead of proxying and filtering all traffic, they had to develop advanced…
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