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    Arrow Speedtest request: Interoute vs. Akamai

    Hello everybody!

    I would like to request everyone to participate in my comparison.

    I compare the CDNs of interoute versus Akamai and versus a normal dedicated server located in Germany (Hosteurope).

    Here are the files:

    Interoute:

    http://del.interoute.com/?id=908fce4...ivery=download

    Akamai:

    http://a23.g.akamai.net/7/23/2740/00...eaver4TBYB.exe

    Hosteurope:

    http://ftp.hosteurope.de/mirror/ftp....8.1.13.src.rpm

    Thank you!!

    P.S. For me it is also very very interesting to know the peak (!) not just the average!

    Thank you!

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    Interoute - 500KB/s
    Akamai - 4MB/s
    Hosteurope: 1MB/s

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    From Amsterdam:

    Interroute: 985K/sec stable
    Akamai: 1.44M/sec stable
    Hosteurope: 1.1 - 1.4M/sec going up and down

    The main advantage of a CDN is that speeds will be good for everybody, regardless of where they are located. Hosteurope might be fast for me since I am close, but it will not be for somebody in, say, south america.
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    I always use a downloadmanager for testing, so it usually pushes the full speeds.

    Amsterdam, 100mbps connection:
    Code:
     Interoute: 8438KBps (to small for testing, speed was still going up) 
     Akamai: 7912KBps (to small for testing, speed was still going up) 
     HostEurope: 11900KBps (full 100mbps connection)

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    Very interesting are especially real cable or DSL connections (testing from end-customer perspective)! Thanks!

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    From Romania I managed to cap out my connection at 600kB/s to all three of the links, so not much help from me .

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyuser View Post
    Very interesting are especially real cable or DSL connections (testing from end-customer perspective)! Thanks!
    20mbps cable:
    Code:
     Interoute: 2411KBps (max speed possible for me)
     Akamai: 2411KBps(max speed possible for me)
     HostEurope: 2411KBps (max speed possible for me)

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    My tests were from DSL as well.

    Hetzner: 900K
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    From Seattle @ 10 Mbps cable:

    Interoute: 400 KB/sec
    Akamai: 750 KB/sec
    Hosteurope: 260 KB/sec

    From Los Angeles @ 1000 Mbps GigE:

    Interoute: 400 KB/sec
    Akamai: 2.8 MB/sec
    Hosteurope: 510 KB/sec
    Pings <1 ms, Unlimited Transfer, Lowest Price: http://localhost/

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    Peak:

    Interoute = 751 kbps
    Akamai = 10.6 mbps (inaccurate)
    HostEurope = 612 kbps

    I can give you a more accurate reading for Akamai if you post a download link for a larger file. It went *zip* as soon as I clicked the link.
    Email: info ///at/// honelive.com

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    80.2KBs for all 3 links (Greece, 768 ADSL)
    Antonis Adamakos @ FuzzFree :: Fully Managed Web Hosting, Development, Online Marketing

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    Tried ~10 times per file (from Sweden).

    Interoute - 200KB/s (seldom went above that)
    Akamai - 6.78MB/s (never went below 3.5MB/s)
    Hosteurope: 1.3MB/s (constant speed)
    Hetzner: 1.3MB/s (constant speed)
    -Mr Bister

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    interoute:varied between 200 and 400 average 260 kbit/s
    akamai:varief between 800 and 880 kbit average 860 kbit/s
    hosteurope:550 kbit/s steady

    From greece at 24 mbit/s residential line
    NOT a webhost!helping here just for the fun of it!
    G(r)eek inside.

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