What is Akamai?

"Akamai is a cloud-based content delivery network (CDN)."

Akamai is a web-based platform for distributing secure, high-performing user experiences to any device. It is designed to support businesses, mainly startups online presence.

Akamai was a pioneer of CDN technology, pushing the boundaries of this kind of technology. The feature that stands out is their expansive network. The service's performance is based on 100,000+ servers stationed in more than 1,300 locations, taking sites and apps of its users closer to their end audience. The network delivers 95 exabytes of data a year across billions of devices.

The pricing model is scalable, customers are billed on a pay-as-you-grow model, and Akamai CDN platform doesn’t differentiate small startups from any of bigger customers. When it comes to security, this platform provides a defensive shield built to protect clients' websites, mobile infrastructure, and API-driven requests.


Akamai scored 87/100 in the Content Delivery Network (CDN) category. This is based on user satisfaction (40/100), press buzz (57/100), recent user trends (falling), and other relevant information on Akamai gathered from around the web.

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Akamai Product Overview

  • Deliver high-performing web, mobile and app experiences.

  • Increase online conversions and user engagement.

  • Automatically transform and optimize digital images to deliver the best image for every end user and device.

  • Maximize infrastructure cost savings.

  • Hosting platform agnostic.

  • Deliver faster website and application performance for highly interactive content.

  • Improves DNS response by up to 75 percent.

  • Optimize network availability so users can always reach your applications and site.

  • Improve IP application performance to global enterprise users.

  • Optimize routes, minimize trips and reduce packet loss.


Languages: Korean, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, English, Japanese

Akamai Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Analytics
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Firewall
  • Notifications
  • Scheduling
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Database
  • Malware Protection
  • DDoS Protection
  • Media Streaming
  • Custom Domains
  • Geo-filtering
  • Real-time Alerts

Akamai FAQs

Does Akamai offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

Support: Documentation, Webinars, Training, Live Support, Phone Support, Email Support.

What is Akamai generally used for?

This is a content delivery network (CDN).

Does Akamai offer an API?

Yes, it offers API.

What are some applications Akamai is commonly used in tandem with?

It is commonly used in tandem with CMS tools.

Does Akamai integrate with any other apps?

Yes.

Who are the main user groups of Akamai?

Main users of this service are enterprises of all sizes, including startups.

What platforms does Akamai support?

Akamai is a web-based service.

Does Akamai offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

No.

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