The core responsibility of today's enterprise IT department is to ensure that business critical applications are delivered to end users reliably, securely, and with minimal latency. Typically IT's focus in optimizing application delivery is on how applications are architected and managed within the four walls of the data center. While necessary and valuable, this origin infrastructure oriented approach to application performance management is insufficient when—as is increasingly the case—applications are delivered to end users over the public Internet. For many of today's business applications, application delivery performance inevitably depends on the quality of the Internet connection between the user's device and the origin data center.
No company has more experience with application delivery over the public Internet than Akamai. Akamai's global web content and application delivery network spans more than 160,000 servers in over 95 countries and delivers upwards of two trillion interactions daily.
For enterprises wanting to optimize the delivery of critical applications to web-connected employees, partners, and customers, Akamai offers an integrated suite of Web Performance Solutions that provide capabilities including:
In combination, these and other application delivery optimizations enable Akamai to offer our customers a 100% global availability SLA and 100% global performance improvement SLA.
Akamai's application delivery solution is a managed cloud service that requires no additions to your origin infrastructure. Along with acceleration of business and ecommerce applications, the versatile Akamai Intelligent Platform provides an ideal solution for cloud hosting of media libraries. For content providers or enterprises with large video catalogs, Akamai offers not only globally distributed cloud storage of video assets, but also an inline video optimization platform that transcodes and optimizes video for playback on a wide variety of devices.