Global Traffic Management

Global load balancing across multi data center and cloud environments

Akamai's Global Traffic Management service applies an Internet-centric approach to global load balancing designed to ensure high availability and responsiveness to user requests. Unlike traditional hardware-based solutions that reside within the data center, Akamai’s Global Traffic Management service is a fully fault-tolerant solution that makes intelligent routing decisions based on real-time data center performance health and global Internet conditions to ensure user requests are routed to the most appropriate data center using the best possible Internet route for that user at that moment. It's the only load balancing solution that leverages the scale and speed of the Akamai Intelligent Platform™.

Global Traffic Management Key Benefits

  • Optimize availability so users can reach your applications and site by improving load balancing
  • Improve response time and mitigate traffic impact by addressing real-time Internet conditions
  • Grow globally without growing load-balancing IT infrastructure by leveraging Akamai's Platform
  • Modify traffic allocation and new property set-up dynamically via greater network visibility and control
  • Increase service availability and address potential security threats with built-in reliability and redundancy