section.io vs Akamai

Comparison of section.io's Content Delivery Grid vs Akamai's Content Delivery Network.

While section.io and Akamai both rely on a network of servers with reverse proxies installed, the way the two networks are built and how developers work with each platform to configure and test settings are dramatically different. The below feature table reviews the major differences in architecture, reverse proxy choice, and configuration options between the two. You can download the detailed comparison guide here.

section.io Akamai
Platform
Global Delivery Network 29 modern super PoPs Thousands of PoPs of varying ages
DNS Hosting Included $
Performance + Scale
Caching reverse proxy Choice of Varnish Cache versions Undisclosed, no choice
Static caching Included Included
Dynamic caching Included $
Front End Optimizations Included Included
HTTP/2 Included $
Unlimited Instant Global Cache Clear Included Not Included
Security
Network Layer DDoS Protection Included Included
Automated HTTPS/SSL Provisioning and Management Included $
Traffic Overload Protection Included Not Included
Access Control (IP Blocking) Included $
Web Application Firewall (WAF) Choice of WAFs Undisclosed WAF
Developer and Operations
Development Environment Included Not Included
Code-level configuration control Included Not Included
Real User Monitoring Included $
Synthetic Monitoring Included Not Included
Real Time Metrics Included Included
Detailed Logs Included Included
Pricing
Caching $149.95/month for 1m page views plus $0.25/1,000 additional page views Undisclosed
Caching + Front End Optimizations $499.95/month for 1.5m page views plus $0.45/1,000 additional page views Undisclosed
Web Application Firewall $499.95/month for 1.5m page views plus $0.45/1,000 additional page views Undisclosed

Download Comparison Document

The full comparison document of section.io versus Akamai has detailed information on the differences between each platform and how your company can choose the best content delivery solution for you.