The web based application has become the default choice for many enterprise processes. From sales orders and customer support to supply chain management and online extranets, the web based application provides customers, employees and partners with business-critical information and connections. User have come to expect instant, secure and reliable access to every web based application, even from their mobile devices.
But a centrally located, web based application can be susceptible to significant web performance issues. When these applications are slow or unreliable, user frustration mounts quickly and productivity drops. Throwing more infrastructure at the problem is rarely the answer – the cost is too high and the ROI too low.
For enterprises seeking ways to increase performance in a web based application, Akamai Web Application Accelerator can help.
Accelerating the web based application
Akamai's Web Application Accelerator (WAA) is a cost-effective, cloud-based Software as a Service solution that enables a web based application to be faster, more reliable and more secure. WAA places all of the capabilities of the application delivery controller within the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, optimizing the applications without hardware, software or application code changes. By locating a web based application close to users and data centers anywhere in the world, WAA delivers the performance and availability that drive web application adoption and productivity.
How WAA optimizes a web based application
Here's how WAA enables better performance in a web based application.
- When a user makes a request for secure web application content, Akamai's dynamic web server mapping system directs it to an optimal Akamai server.
- The fastest and most reliable path back to the origin is identified by route optimization technology.
- Communication between the Akamai server and the origin site is transparently optimized by a high-performance transport protocol, improving web based application performance and reliability.
- The Akamai server retrieves the requested web application content and returns it to the user over secure optimized connections.
Benefits of WAA for the web based application
With Akamai's Web Application Accelerator, enterprises can optimize every web based application in order to:
- Increase response times for dynamic web applications by up to five times.
- Reduce capital expenses and operating costs through Akamai's managed services.
- Deliver consistent worldwide performance through the Akamai Intelligent Platform™.
- Ensure high availability and performance by eliminating Internet delivery bottlenecks.
- Get return on investment in approximately two months.
- Innovate more quickly in a secure environment.
Learn more about WAA, as well as Akamai solutions for application deployment, data security and more.