Akamai vs Edgio comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Akamai
Ranking in CDN
2nd
Average Rating
9.0
Number of Reviews
18
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Edgio
Ranking in CDN
10th
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
2
Ranking in other categories
Data Replication (10th), Web Application Firewall (WAF) (25th), Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection (21st)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the CDN category, the mindshare of Akamai is 18.5%, up from 17.9% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Edgio is 1.5%, down from 3.5% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
CDN
Unique Categories:
No other categories found
Web Application Firewall (WAF)
0.8%
 

Featured Reviews

SV
Jul 5, 2023
An out-of-the-box solution for live video streaming
From my perspective, there are a few areas that need improvement, especially in terms of security upgrades. Currently, Akamai does not provide the same level of security as Cloudflare, which supports applications through SSL HTTPs. This is one aspect that needs attention. Another aspect is the pricing. Akamai should target mid-level and small to medium-sized businesses, not just enterprise-level companies. The larger companies already benefit from it, so it shouldn't be the sole focus. We should focus more on medium-sized businesses as well. Mostly, I would like to see improvements in the security aspect. The web application firewall needs to be enhanced and offers more customization options. Additionally, while there are many available servers, they come as add-ons. This limits our ability to explore all the features, as they require additional payments.
Eduardo Oviedo-Blanco - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 22, 2024
A CDN solution to enhance loading times and streamline navigation
When one of the primary nodes spanning from North to South America, from the northern US to the southern US, became operational, it had a big impact. It can be challenging to explain its advantages to clients. The technical nature of the marketing material is too technical for stakeholders. Integrating the solution was straightforward, requiring no extra effort. Edgio Global CDN operates, resembling familiar cloud services but offering elevated functionality. Unlike platforms such as Google Cloud Platform or RIN geared towards development teams, Edgio emphasizes client-facing services that are integral to our operations. Overall, I rate the solution a nine out of ten.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The solution's most valuable feature is that it has been quite helpful in our company, especially when it comes to applications needing updates frequently."
"The most valuable feature of Akamai is its ease of use and simple integration. Additionally, the solution has new aspects added to it regularly."
"It's a scalable and reliable solution."
"Akamai is leveraged by many top-level businesses, ensuring reliability and support in case of outages or issues."
"If an attacker conducts an attack, we can check what query he is running and whether he wants to see our password or any other files."
"The solution's technical support is very good...The installation phase of Akamai was easy."
"Akamai provides low-latency throughput."
"The most valuable feature in managing web traffic has been the ability to handle vertical scaling effectively."
"The tool's most valuable feature is the Uplynk platform for streaming purposes."
 

Cons

"I'd like to see more Web 3.0 and IoT solutions."
"Akamai's configuration part is an area of concern where improvements are required to make the process easy."
"The fact that it is an expensive product is its only shortcoming."
"I would like to see improvements in the security aspect. The web application firewall needs to be enhanced and offers more customization options."
"One area for improvement with Akamai could be pricing."
"The product's scalability can be improved since certain shortcomings regarding the security part of the solution currently exist."
"Sometimes a little hard to navigate around the user console."
"Akamai could improve by providing its own cloud services. We have to use third-party cloud services at this time, such as Amazon AWS. The offering becomes a lot easier for an SMB if everything was in one single platform to be used for the services."
"The tool needs to resolve its lack of innovation."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Akamai is an expensive tool. Moreover, we have a pay-as-you-go model for additional features."
"This is a very expensive solution but it works well."
"Price-wise, I find Akamai's pricing model's inclination to be more towards the expensive side of the spectrum, though I can't say that it is a very expensive product."
"The solution can be one of the more expensive options, reflecting their established market position."
"The price of the solution depends upon its usage."
"From the resource component, it's very costly, and Akamai's charges are also high. So, any organization with a high-tech budget can definitely afford it, but companies with 10-15% of their revenue as a technical budget probably won't be able to. That's where they have a lot of room for improvement if they want to onboard those early users."
"The price of Akamai could be less expensive."
"The solution's pricing is based on bandwidth."
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Comparison Review

it_user69348 - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 17, 2013
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…
 

Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Educational Organization
26%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Computer Software Company
11%
Manufacturing Company
6%
Computer Software Company
16%
Manufacturing Company
14%
Financial Services Firm
11%
Healthcare Company
8%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
No data available
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Akamai?
The most valuable feature in managing web traffic has been the ability to handle vertical scaling effectively.
What needs improvement with Akamai?
One area for improvement with Akamai could be pricing.
What is your primary use case for Akamai?
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 esp...
What needs improvement with Edgio Global CDN?
Edgio could improve their documentation.
What is your primary use case for Edgio Global CDN?
We use the solution for high volume traffic. It is used across various e-commerce platforms to enhance loading times and streamline navigation, ultimately optimizing user experience.
 

Comparisons

 

Also Known As

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Limelight Content Delivery, Limelight Orchestrate Delivery, Limelight Origin Storage, Global CDN
 

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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**
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