Akamai Download Delivery

Latency, congestion, capacity and other bottlenecks should not get in your way when delivering a high-quality experience, and keeping your customers happy.

Eager audiences may not know, or care, about the challenges you face when it comes to content delivery - they want their games, software, and updates instantly.

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What is Download Delivery?

Akamai Download Delivery Overview

Download Delivery is a reliable, high performance file-based content delivery solution optimized to deliver large (>100MB) file-based content over the Internet. It is built on the globally distributed Akamai Intelligent Platform™ for superior capacity, scalability, availability, and performance.

Providing clear, comprehensive metrics and optional tools that can monitor and manage the entire download process across your customer base, Download Delivery offers your customers a predictable, high-quality download experience while helping you to confidently address your online distribution goals

100% Availability SLA

Align your brand with service predictability amidst increasing consumer expectations, Download Delivery will serve your content 100% of the time

Media Acceleration

Address the fundamental challenges of delivery over the internet to create a more engaging experiences for all end users

New Protocol Support

Ability to leverage HTTP/2 to provide better efficiency, performance and security as well as IPv6 for traffic routing across the Internet

Standard TLS

Various options for TLS security including the new Standard TLS offering which provides HTTPS delivery over custom certs using SNI

Cloud Authentication

Deliver content from any origin through a cloud provider of your choice and ensure a secure connection

Media Reports

Gain customer insight into key performance indicators from various metrics and dimensions uncovering trends and engagement levels that will help your business

Improve download completion rates

Through better, reliable, and secure performance

Scale globally on demand

Without a costly build-out by leveraging the Akamai Intelligent Platform™

Protect your content

With various TLS options, token authentication, media encryption, and content targeting

Manage and control

Your download offering with rate limiting, cache optimization, and standard report metrics

Engage audiences

By providing a superior download experience

Easy Integration

Install Download Delivery management into your own systems through {OPEN} APIs.

Gamer Publishers

Looking to launch the “next great” game

Security Providers

Looking to deliver security patch updates in reliably

High-Tech Companies

Aiming to reach a wider audience with their software

Enterprise Companies

Delivering content to mobile workforces


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