Something about this post from Linode makes me nervous. Linode as a brand/company feels, to me, as if it exists to serve the little guy: indie developers and fast modern companies.
Akamai does not feel like that to me. It’s a big company, which is only interested in working with other big companies.
I switched a bunch of self-hosted services - which are almost exclusively used by me here in Melbourne - from Digital Ocean to Linode in June 2020 simply because Linode had servers in Sydney. The closest I could get with Digital Ocean was Singapore, and the difference was noticeable. But Digital Ocean now has servers in Sydney as well, and still has that indie feel that I like.
I’ll give Akamai a chance and see what happens though.