Application Hosting

Application hosting providers have their hands full today. Applications and IT environments continue to become more complex. Security threats are constantly evolving. Devices are proliferating at a rapid pace. And users' expectations are higher than ever – they want instant, secure and reliable access, no matter where they are in the world. To deliver value in the face of all these challenges, application hosting providers require proven solutions that can help deliver exceptional user experiences.

That's where Akamai can help. As one of the world's leading cloud service providers, we provide solutions that enable the application hosting provider and application service provider to improve performance, increase reliability, enhance security, and provide high-performing user experiences.

Improving application hosting performance with Akamai

Anyone who has ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely has probably used Akamai's cloud platform.

We enable enterprises to take advantage of market opportunities by removing the complexities of technology. Our application hosting solutions are based on the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, which manages the underlying challenges of doing business online so that application hosting providers don't have to. From device and format proliferation, to performance and reliability issues, to application and network security, Akamai handles the details that enable application hosting providers to deliver optimal experiences to users anywhere in the world, on any device.

Global reach and local delivery is what enables us to improve performance, speed and reliability. The Akamai platform is made up of a distributed network of servers and intelligent software. That means content and application optimizations can be delivered to users from an application server and data center located close to them.

Comprehensive application hosting solutions

Our solutions for application hosting providers include:

  • Web Application Accelerator (WAA). This cloud-based service enables application hosting providers to cost-effectively deliver web-based applications that are fast, reliable and secure. With WAA, providers can improve response times by up to 500%, ensure high availability, and deliver consistent worldwide performance.
  • IP Application Accelerator (IPA). This solution enables application hosting providers to deliver IP applications to globally distributed users quickly, securely and reliably. IPA enables application hosting providers to deliver high availability and consistent response times worldwide, without the expense of building out and supporting dedicated IT infrastructure.
  • Alta. This cloud-based application delivery controller enables application hosting providers to overcome the challenges of delivering applications over the Internet. Alta simplifies application deployment and optimization, enabling applications to be seamlessly migrated across data centers and clouds, with delivery optimizations following the application automatically.

Learn more about Akamai solutions for application hosting, as well as other solutions for ddos protection, cloud networking, and more.