Akamai vs Amazon

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Akamai
Based on 23 reviews.
Amazon
Based on 360 reviews.
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Overview
Akamai Technologies, Inc. is a content delivery network or CDN and cloud services provider headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States. Akamai's content delivery network is one of the world's largest distributed computing platforms, responsible for serving between 15 and 30 percent of all web traffic. The company operates a network of servers around the world and rents capacity on these servers to customers who want their websites to work faster by distributing content from locations close to the user. Over the years their customers have included Apple, Facebook, Bing, Twitter and healthcare.gov. When a user navigates to the URL of an Akamai customer, their browser is redirected to one of Akamai's copies of this website, almost entirely invisible to the vast majority of its users.Amazon Web Services, a collection of remote computing services, also called web services, make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 11 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and Amazon S3. Amazon markets these products as a service to provide large computing-capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.
Sample Customers
Akamai: 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
Akamai Prolexic Routed: Fidor Bank
Akamai Kona Site Defender: AvidMobile, itBit
Akamai Web Application Protector: Douglas Omaha Technology Commission, ZALORA, PrintPlanet
Akamai Kona DDoS Defender: Best Buy, Audi, Fox, IBM, Fiat, Honda
Akamai Enterprise Application Access: Bugcrowd, InPowered, Spirent Communications
Akamai mPulse: Nordstrom, Gatwick, DirecTV, MSN, SquareSpace, SAP, Lenovo, Hallmark, myspace, Intuit, Kentucky Derby, Toys "R" Us, Netflix, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Lowe's, Nike, REI, Apple, Sears, Verizon, Wendy's, Huawei
Akamai Ion: Eurail, Boston Scientific
Akamai Fast DNS: Otto Group
Akamai Identity Cloud: Best Buy, Audi, Fox, IBM, Fiat, Honda
Amazon CloudFront: Unilever, Spotify, Pinterest, MLB Advanced Media, Foursquare, PBS, Airbnb, Netflix, WIX, Comcast, Automobili Lamborghini, Rovio, Discovery Communications
AWS Global Accelerator: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon Route 53: Hess, Expedia, Kelloggs, Philips, HyperTrack
AWS WAF: eVitamins, 9Splay, Senao International
AWS X-Ray: COMCAST, ConnectWise, skyscanner, AirAsia, cookpad, cimpress, VTEX, zowdow
AWS Auto Scaling: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon Elastic Load Balancing: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon Cognito: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS Shield: netflix, dow jones, mapbox, pearson, rovio, youview, moviestar planet, asurion, payplug, hour of code
AWS Single Sign-On: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
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