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"This solution can be used for web , video and media caching and streaming."

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"Fastly uses configuration versioning, where you can deploy a new version in less than one minute."

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Cons
"Their support is very slow. If you file a support ticket, it takes a long time before it gets resolved."

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"It is missing a "staging" platform to deploy a test configuration with all of the real settings, which would allow us to properly test before putting it into production."

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  • "This is a very expensive solution but it works well."
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  • "In my opinion, Fastly is priced competitively."
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    This solution can be used for web , video and media caching and streaming.
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    This is a very expensive solution but it works well.
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    As a CDN we use this solution for web, video and media caching as well as for streaming.
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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.
    Fastly helps the world’s most popular digital businesses keep pace with their customer expectations by delivering fast, secure, and scalable online experiences. Businesses trust Fastly’s edge cloud platform to accelerate the pace of technical innovation, mitigate evolving threats, and scale on demand.
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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
    Twitter, Airbnb, Alaska Airlines, Pinterest, Vimeo, The Guardian, The New York Times, Ticketmaster, The Drupal Association, Opera, about.com, imgur, Etsy, Foursquare, GitHub, New Relic, shopify, Shazam, Firebase
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Retailer5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Media Company6%
    Government5%
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    Akamai is ranked 7th in CDN with 1 review while Fastly is ranked 5th in CDN with 1 review. Akamai is rated 8.0, while Fastly is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Akamai writes "Stable and scalable solution which offers good functionality once properly setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fastly writes "Good performance, powerful configuration capability, and helpful real-time graphics". Akamai is most compared with Cloudflare, Imperva DDoS, Azure Front Door, Windows Azure CDN and Amazon CloudFront, whereas Fastly is most compared with AWS WAF, Cloudflare Web Application Firewall, Cloudflare, Amazon CloudFront and Imperva DDoS.

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