Akamai

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The Akamai Intelligent Platform is a cloud platform for delivering secure, high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere. It reaches globally and delivers locally.

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Akamai review by <span>Andy T.</span>
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Our choice for document and image storage for our customers

What do you like best?

Akamai is our prefered choice for content delivery, we have a number of customer that we have written bespoke software for and every occasion Akamai has provided us with exactly what we want, it is easy to use and fast.

What do you dislike?

The initial configuration of Akamai is difficult to understand and the API a bit difficult to configure. We also had initial problems with large images and videos failing to load, which required some additional development work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Akamai is a great solution for providing delivery of content to your web applications, it is the product of choice and has fulfilled all our requirements. It makes storing and serving large amount of content much simpler than storing on your own servers

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With writing bespoke software for a number of clients we wanted a solution that gave us all the requirements that could be used for every client requiring a CDN. Akamai provides this and so far it is the only one we use, making our development much easier.

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Akamai review by <span>Bharadwaj (Brad) C.</span>
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Best Tool to keep your CDN Up and Running

What do you like best?

Provides a great insight on how your data is consumed. Provides your Commerce application a personalized and optimized experience to the customers. They are the best in business with exceptional service. Provides tools that can overcome mobile application performance. And, its quite easy to set it up.

What do you dislike?

They are not cheap; especially if you want to consult with them. And, some of their services require quite a good technical person.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a CDN management tool that has reporting features, Akamai is a great tool. It provides a great set of tools for mobile experience which is where eCommerce is heading to. You will easily claim the fee with a much more stable/optimized application.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using it on the eCommerce platform which can provide a customizable and optimized experience to customers using both Desktop and mobile platform. It helped us get an insight of the customer base that accesses various categories/pages at different times.

What Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution do you use?

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Akamai review by <span>Antonio R.</span>
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The leader in the CDN business

What do you like best?

Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. It's one of the most reliable CDN's in the market and they consistently perform at or near the top in every region of the world

What do you dislike?

Users don't have granular control over the security policies like on other, newer CDN services, however this can be a good thing if you dont want to manage it on your own or dont have the expertise to do so

Recommendations to others considering the product

On a large scale Akamai is really great for larger quantities of data, but if you are not there yet you can use other CDNs like CloudFlare

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use the caching technology in one of our websites and it is really good, so if the server ever goes down, users get to experience a cached version of it

Akamai review by <span>Anthony d.</span>
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Akamai is probably the best head to toe software/solution available

What do you like best?

No shortage of services or programs offered. Akamai can truly deliver a customizable experience for everyone, business and individuals alike. For e-commerce sites I highly recommend it as they are able to deliver what I haven't really seen from any other vendors.

What do you dislike?

Our support wait times were a little longer than they were from other smaller vendors, but I suspect that's because the level of investment we had with Akamai was smaller than usual. For what we paid though I would still say that it was a good value.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I have only used this in an e-commerce perspective but I would say that Akamai is really great. The client I was working with especially had trouble with their mobile e commerce site (which if you've ever worked on one, it's a pretty big pain to go from desktop to mobile.) Akamai had a whole suits of services offered tailored specifically to mobile which, for my client, was a boon. Their mobile site was slow and clunky and Akamai was able to optimize everything so that we were running much quicker with lower latency. The impressiveness was in how quickly and easily we were able to simplify the scale. If we were to pay an individual to do it for us it would've taken a long time and we would've lost out on potential revenue in the down time. Akamai in that sense paid for itself pretty quickly in terms of non-lost investment.

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Solid and Robust offering

What do you like best?

My favorite product in their suite is the Property Manager, which is the latest version of their configuration management portal for managing edge caching configurations. In previous versions of the Luna Control panel, many options were not exposed to end users and required working with customer care to get them added to the configuration. In property manager you can control and tune hundreds of settings, its very rare we have needed to loop in ccare for config changes. As a caching solution in front of an S3 or ec2 origin, cloudfront has maybe 20% of the options compared to Akamai.

What do you dislike?

When you do need to loop in professional services/advanced consulting, it is not cheap. Configurations can also take quite awhile to propagate (2-4 hours). API availability has been very poor thus far, we would love to automate generating configurations, and i believe there are initiatives around releasing these API's to public soon, it has just been slow to come (we've been asking for a couple years).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Hopefully you are able to understand your expected traffic at Akamai's edge, so you can negotiate the best price/GB based on what tier you land in.

Akamai review by <span>Edward F.</span>
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Akamai helped our company prepare for an increase in traffic that we couldn't have done alone

What do you like best?

Akamai does CDN very well, we were expecting a lot of web traffic to come through to our healthcare video website and didn't have the capacity at the time to handle that. We paired up with Akamai and made use of their capability to offload delivery of video, images, etc. to them.

What do you dislike?

The logs and dashboard weren't very easy to use, but we were able to get by with a little help from customer service, reading documentation, etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very useful CDN that has been around for a long time and has a proven track record with many high profile companies still using them today.

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