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"Its price is really on the high side. It should be cheaper in general."

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Top Answer: Its price is really on the high side. It should be cheaper in general.
Top Answer: Its price is really high and can be improved. From the technology perspective, they should have some multi-platform integration. When you are configuring something on top of it, it is geoblocking… more »
Ranking
9th
out of 30 in CDN
Views
4,296
Comparisons
3,865
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
0
Rating
N/A
3rd
out of 30 in CDN
Views
5,048
Comparisons
4,843
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
387
Rating
9.0
Comparisons
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Overview
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.

Amazon CloudFront is a global content delivery network (CDN) service that accelerates delivery of your websites, APIs, video content or other web assets. It integrates with other Amazon Web Services products to give developers and businesses an easy way to accelerate content to end users with no minimum usage commitments. Amazon CloudFront can be used to deliver your entire website, including dynamic, static, streaming, and interactive content using a global network of edge locations. Requests for your content are automatically routed to the nearest edge location, so content is delivered with the best possible performance. Amazon CloudFront is optimized to work with other Amazon Web Services, like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, and Amazon Route 53. Amazon CloudFront also works seamlessly with any non-AWS origin server, which stores the original, definitive versions of your files. Like other Amazon Web Services products, there are no long-term contracts or minimum monthly usage commitments for using Amazon CloudFront – you pay only for as much or as little content as you actually deliver through the content delivery service.

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Sample 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
Unilever, Spotify, Pinterest, MLB Advanced Media, Foursquare, PBS, Airbnb, Netflix, WIX, Comcast, Automobili Lamborghini, Rovio, Discovery Communications
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider21%
Media Company17%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Akamai is ranked 9th in CDN while Amazon CloudFront is ranked 3rd in CDN with 1 review. Akamai is rated 0.0, while Amazon CloudFront is rated 9.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Amazon CloudFront writes "Easy to install, stable, and scalable". Akamai is most compared with Cloudflare, Imperva Incapsula, Azure Front Door, Windows Azure CDN and Lumen Content Delivery Network, whereas Amazon CloudFront is most compared with AWS Global Accelerator, Azure Front Door, Windows Azure CDN, Cloudflare and Imperva Incapsula.

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