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Akamai vs Fastly: What are the differences?

Akamai: The leading platform for cloud, mobile, media and security across any device, anywhere. If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've probably used Akamai's cloud platform. Akamai helps businesses connect the hyperconnected, empowering them to transform and reinvent their business online. We remove the complexities of technology, so you can focus on driving your business faster forward; Fastly: We're redefining content delivery. Fastly's real-time content delivery network gives you total control over your content, unprecedented access to performance analytics, and the ability to instantly update content in 150 milliseconds.

Akamai and Fastly can be categorized as "Content Delivery Network" tools.

According to the StackShare community, Fastly has a broader approval, being mentioned in 96 company stacks & 11 developers stacks; compared to Akamai, which is listed in 92 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

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Pros of Akamai
Pros of Fastly
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      Real-time updates
    • 23
      Fastest CDN
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      Powerful API
    • 19
      Great support
    • 13
      Great customer support
    • 6
      Custom VCL
    • 6
      Instant Purging
    • 5
      Tag-based Purging
    • 5
      Good pricing
    • 4
      HTTP/2 Support
    • 3
      Best CDN
    • 3
      Image processing on demande (Fastly IO)
    • 3
      Speed & functionality

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    Cons of Akamai
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        Minimum $50/mo spend

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      What is Akamai?

      If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've probably used Akamai's cloud platform. Akamai helps businesses connect the hyperconnected, empowering them to transform and reinvent their business online. We remove the complexities of technology, so you can focus on driving your business faster forward.

      What is Fastly?

      Fastly's real-time content delivery network gives you total control over your content, unprecedented access to performance analytics, and the ability to instantly update content in 150 milliseconds.

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