Akamai Technologies, Inc. is a global content delivery network (CDN), cybersecurity, & cloud service company providing web and Internet security services. Akamai's Intelligent Edge Platform is one of the world's largest distributed computing platforms and used primarily by Enterprises.
Chinafy and Akamai both are related to a website and or web applications performance. However -
Chinafy specialises in web performance for China. The platform combines both intelligent China web resource compatibility solutions with a fully-managed China-specific infrastructure - including fast near-China CDN.
The Akamai CDN solution is widely used across various websites for acceleration and security purposes, with the majority of its solutions applied across global, non-China websites.
They can be used in compliment. More in Using Chinafy with Akamai.
Akamai China CDN (Onshore) via China Telecom (CT Cloud) & China Unicom Cloud (CU Cloud)
Akamai does not operate its own CDN or points-of-presence (i.e. POPs) in China. Instead they partner with China Telecom & China Unicom, and leverage their onshore PoPs.
Akamai China CDN is add-on module to Akamai’s base-delivery products such as Ion.
China Telecom is a red chip listed company of state-owned China Telecommunications Corporation. China Unicom is a Chinese state-owned telecommunications operator. Both are functionally third-party services that are logically separated from Akamai's global operations (for many reasons).
This is similar to Cloudflare's China CDN, and their partnership with Baidu.
Pre-requisites to use Akamai China CDN include an ICP Filing or License, local hosting agreement with Chinese-based hosting provider, PSB Bei An, a legal entity in China/China-owned business or a China-based representation office. Companies remain the exclusive owner of customer data but data must be stored domestically in China.
Akamai China CDN does not provide China compatibility solutions to handle for, resolving, or replacing resources that are blocked or inaccessible from China. Common technologies that interfere with a site’s functionality in China and may appear broken include Vimeo, Youtube, Twitter, Google APIs and more.
Please refer to Chinafy vs. CDN. above.