Akamai is the world’s largest, and most robust content delivery network (CDN), cloud service, and cybersecurity provider. With a focus on internet security, Akamai was also the founder of the first global, carrier-agnostic cloud-based DDoS mitigation service.
Akamai is used by 50% of the Fortune Global 500, 19 of the 20 Top U.S. Ecommerce retailers, 7 of the Top 10 Global banks and more.
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ISSUES WITH AKAMAI IN CHINA
CDNs perform a variety of functions, the most traditional being accelerating the "delivery of content".The primary reason sites don’t ‘work’ in China is due to compatibility issues, which CDNs are unable to fully address.
Some of these resources are blocked in China, causing loading times to be affected as a whole, while other resources load slowly if at all because the server/network is too slow.
Speed & Infrastructure
Western CDNs and China CDNs perform differently in China. Reference Cedexis’ CDNs comparison China Report