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We performed a comparison between Akamai and AWS Global Accelerator based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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  • "This is a very expensive solution but it works well."
  • "Quite high in price, but equivalent to other enterprise products on the market"
  • "The price of Akamai could be less expensive."
  • "The solution's pricing is based on bandwidth."
  • "The solution can be one of the more expensive options, reflecting their established market position."
  • "Akamai is an expensive tool. Moreover, we have a pay-as-you-go model for additional features."
  • "It is an expensive product. The licensing costs for the solution are based on the usage. If we need premium support, we need to buy it from Akamai."
  • "The price of the solution depends upon its usage."
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    Top Answer:The most valuable feature in managing web traffic has been the ability to handle vertical scaling effectively.
    Top Answer:One area for improvement with Akamai could be pricing.
    Top Answer:Akamai is useful for web content delivery in business because it helps improve speed, reliability, and security. Caching content closer to users reduces latency and improves load times. This is… more »
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Amazon’s Web Service Global Accelerator or Amazon CloudFront global content delivery network was the better fit for us. We decided to go with… more »
    Top Answer:Below, you'll find more information on how CloudFront compares against Global Accelerator. Still, if you need to deliver static and dynamic content to users worldwide, CloudFront may be a good choice… more »
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    Overview

    Akamai is a powerful solution that aims to enhance the performance and reliability of websites and applications. With features like excellent performance, robust security measures, and efficient content delivery, it optimizes user experience. It also offers bandwidth optimization, caching, online asset security, and protection against DDoS attacks. Users value its wide network coverage and reliable customer support.

    AWS Global Accelerator is a service that improves the availability and performance of your applications with local or global users. It provides static IP addresses that act as a fixed entry point to your application endpoints in a single or multiple AWS Regions, such as your Application Load Balancers, Network Load Balancers or Amazon EC2 instances.

    AWS Global Accelerator uses the AWS global network to optimize the path from your users to your applications, improving the performance of your TCP and UDP traffic. AWS Global Accelerator continually monitors the health of your application endpoints and redirects traffic to healthy endpoints in less than 30 seconds.

    Sample Customers
    * **Amazon** * **Apple** * **AT&T** * **Bank of America** * **Capital One** * **Cisco** * **Coca-Cola** * **Delta Air Lines** * **Disney** * **Ebay** * **Facebook** * **Google** * **Home Depot** * **HP** * **IBM** * **Intel** * **JPMorgan Chase** * **LinkedIn** * **McDonald's** * **Microsoft** * **Netflix** * **Nike** * **Oracle** * **PayPal** * **Pinterest** * **Qualcomm** * **Rakuten** * **SAP** * **Spotify** * **Tesla** * **Toyota** * **Visa** * **Walmart** * **WeWork**
    Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider38%
    Media Company13%
    Leisure / Travel Company13%
    Consumer Goods Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Educational Organization26%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise34%
    Large Enterprise52%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Akamai is ranked 3rd in CDN with 18 reviews while AWS Global Accelerator is ranked 8th in CDN. Akamai is rated 9.0, while AWS Global Accelerator is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Akamai writes "An easy to setup product offering multiple useful functionalities under a single package". On the other hand, Akamai is most compared with Cloudflare, Azure Front Door, Imperva DDoS, Amazon CloudFront and Verizon EdgeCast, whereas AWS Global Accelerator is most compared with Azure Front Door, Cloudflare, Amazon CloudFront, Windows Azure CDN and Fastly.

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