Akamai vs G-Core Labs CDN 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
G-Core Labs CDN
Ranking in CDN
9th
Average Rating
9.2
Number of Reviews
4
Ranking in other categories
Managed DNS (10th)
 

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 G-Core Labs CDN is 1.1%, down from 1.4% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
CDN
Unique Categories:
No other categories found
Managed DNS
0.2%
 

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.
Edgar Mart - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 18, 2024
Works without interruption, scales well, and has perfect uptime
Our website works without interruption almost until late at night, as many students have the opportunity to study in the evening. Most of all, we appreciate the stable and fast work of g-core. Uptime is always perfect. With such a volume of data as we have, failures can occur from time to time. The support solves everything in the shortest possible time. I love that the guys are constantly trying to improve the service. Our online school is expanding every year, and there are no problems that our provider can’t solve. They also have the opportunity to negotiate individual conditions for complex sites.

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"We can see how much traffic can be downloaded on the portal."
"The solution's technical support is very good...The installation phase of Akamai was easy."
"Akamai has a very established network of PoPs globally."
"Akamai provides low-latency throughput."
"As of now, the best thing about Akamai is WAF, and though CDN is a good feature, it comes in second place when compared to WAF. I am very impressed with the WAF offered by Akamai."
"The most valuable feature in managing web traffic has been the ability to handle vertical scaling effectively."
"This solution can be used for web , video and media caching and streaming."
"The solution's technical support is very prompt and good."
"The support is amazing! They solve the issues on the fly."
"The CDN interface is intuitive and user-friendly, and there are no intrusive ads or upselling additional services. Everything is self-contained, and it's a convenient CDN overall. We also loved that they provided a free trial period. They always seem to do what's best for the consumer and the internet."
"Uptime is always perfect."
"Since transitioning to G-Core, our site has started working much faster, and freezes have stopped. Users are staying on the site longer and visiting more sections. We increased the number of customers by 30 percent in the past six months. This is partially attributable to G-Core services."
 

Cons

"I'd like to see improvements in log files and data visualizations within the interface."
"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."
"Their support is very slow. If you file a support ticket, it takes a long time before it gets resolved."
"Akamai should improve its integrations."
"Local connectivity would be great linked to our own telecom/Cablevision CDN."
"I would like to see improvements in the security aspect. The web application firewall needs to be enhanced and offers more customization options."
"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."
"It would be great if there were a section on the provider's website that shows a set of services for a particular business. It would be helpful to have some kind of checklist of services that are suitable for your blog, which are required, and which can be set up later."
"I would like to have one optimized report that we could use for our own needs."
"Once in the past six months, we got a "site is unavailable" error for a maximum of 20 minutes."
"There are some nuances in the tariff configurations that we found confusing. We would like more flexibility in this area."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"This is a very expensive solution but it works well."
"The solution's pricing is based on bandwidth."
"The price of Akamai could be less expensive."
"The price of the solution depends upon its usage."
"The solution can be one of the more expensive options, reflecting their established market position."
"Quite high in price, but equivalent to other enterprise products on the market"
"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."
"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 price of G-Core Labs CDN is very reasonable in comparison with other companies. We've done a lot of research into CDN providers, and G-Core offers the best service for the lowest cost."
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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
25%
Manufacturing Company
11%
Comms Service Provider
10%
Media Company
9%
 

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 is your experience regarding pricing and costs for G-Core Labs CDN?
Compared to other solutions currently available on the market, the price of G-Core Labs CDN is very reasonable. G-Core CDN has 4 pricing editions: a free model, START 1.5TB, PRO 5TB, and a custom o...
What needs improvement with G-Core Labs CDN?
We are closely monitoring the improvements in statistics on using the CDN resource. Now it can be viewed by different parameters: geography, individual users, devices, and more. We are waiting for ...
 

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Sample Customers

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