Application Deployment

As enterprises increasingly move business applications to the cloud, IT managers must find efficient application deployment and application management solutions to address issues of latency, availability, security, and control that can adversely impact web application performance.

Traditional application deployment strategies no longer hold value – they focus on optimizing the application delivery network infrastructure inside the data center and can't address the challenges of application deployment outside those walls.

For enterprises seeking fast, secure, reliable and cost-effective application deployment, Akamai provides a solution that enables delivery of all web-based applications to any user, on any device, anywhere in the world.

Application deployment with Akamai Ion

Akamai Ion is a cloud-based application deployment platform and application delivery controller that enables enterprises to overcome the challenges of delivering applications over the Internet. With Akamai Ion, enterprises get an application deployment solution that provides everyone with instant, secure, reliable access to web applications – even from mobile devices – and to online work spaces that are as easy to use as consumer marketplaces.

Ion places application deployment capabilities within the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, the leading cloud platform for delivering secure, high-performing user experiences anywhere in the world. With Akamai Ion, web application deployment optimizations are distributed globally and are located close to users and data centers throughout the world. Web applications can be migrated seamlessly across data centers or clouds, with application deployment optimizations automatically moving with the application.

Benefits of Akamai's application deployment solution

With Akamai Ion as an application deployment solution, enterprises can:

  • Be instantly cloud ready, overcoming centralized DNS acceleration challenges, deploying and provisioning new online apps easily, leveraging load balancing across the data centers, and mitigating risk by architecting a layer of intelligence in front of the cloud data center.
  • Minimize complexity by using a single application deployment solution for all applications, with no virtual appliances or hardware needed.
  • Reduce IT costs by leveraging Akamai Intelligent Platform™ rather than pouring resources into network infrastructure and legacy hardware-based application deployment solutions.
  • Increase user productivity on any mobile device through real-time dynamic application optimization.
  • Gain agility and insight by using constant origin health reports delivered through a new Internet traffic report portal.
  • Achieve a 100% global performance improvement SLA over origin, and a 100% global availability SLA.

Learn more about application deployment solutions from Akamai, and about other Akamai Software as a Service solutions for cloud security, web application testing, media delivery, and more.