Digital transformation is driving new consumption models for enterprise applications focused primarily on SaaS, cloud, video and mobile. As enterprises modernize existing applications, bandwidth and performance requirements increase, creating new challenges for enterprise networks. In response, many enterprises are moving toward hybrid wide area network (WAN) architectures, and direct Internet access (DIA), but these architectures alone do not solve enterprise application performance issues, and in fact, introduce new security challenges.
Akamai Cloud Networking is a suite of network services built upon the proven, global Akamai Intelligent Platform to ensure application and network performance, reliability and security for branch users connecting to any SaaS and Cloud applications over the Internet.
Modular in design, Akamai Cloud Networking gives network service providers and branch infrastructure vendors building blocks to extend their existing offerings to meet the hybrid networking requirements of their enterprise customers. As a globally available integrated system, Akamai Cloud Networking is designed to ensure end-to-end reliability and performance for any Cloud or SaaS application while maintaining enterprise security and compliance.
Akamai Cloud Networking includes:
- Internet Transport Optimization: SLA-backed route and TCP optimization with forward error correction to provide reliable, high-throughput packet delivery over the Internet utilizing the Akamai Intelligent Platform.
- SaaS & Cloud Acceleration: Caching, deduplication, QoS and Internet transport optimization over the Akamai Intelligent Platform to provide acceleration for any SaaS or Cloud application.
- Secure Web Gateway: Cloud-based outbound web filtering and inbound malware protection with full identity integration to maintain enterprise security and compliance without impacting performance.
- Network Onramps: Directs traffic to the Akamai Intelligent Platform and can include caching, de-duplication and QoS to provide maximum performance.
- Cloud Management and Orchestration: APIs and orchestration framework to provide rapid service provisioning, real-time visibility, technical support integration and all aspects of billing workflow for Akamai Cloud Networking services.