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New Diversified Product Line Designed to Help More Businesses Deliver Fast, Reliable and Secure User Experiences
Akamai Edge Customer Conference – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today announced several new capabilities within the company's flagship Web Performance Solution, Akamai Ion. Introduced at the Company's annual customer conference, these enhancements are aimed at further improving web site and application performance; offering increased self serviceability of customers' Akamai environments; and providing greater intelligence and insight in the user experience. In addition, Akamai announced the Company has diversified its Ion product line in an effort to better meet the situational performance requirements for a wider variety of online businesses.
By combining real-time actionable insight, dynamic site optimization, and front-end optimization into a single, powerful solution, Ion can help deliver fast, quality web experiences independent of the user's browser, device, data source or network or connection type. As such, Ion is recognized as the industry's first and only situational performance solution. The new capabilities being introduced are targeted at customer requirements for enhanced performance, greater control and self-serviceability of their Ion deployments, and enhanced insight and intelligence into "Akamaized" web sites and applications. These new enhancements are categorized as such:
One organization using Akamai Ion to enhance their customer brand experience is computational photography pioneer, Lytro.
In addition to introducing a range of new capabilities, Akamai is also announcing two new Ion editions intended to meet a company's specific requirements and primary use cases for web site and application optimization. Both provide customers the opportunity to apply Akamai's pioneering optimization approach – Situational Performance – to their web sites and applications. Customers can now purchase Ion in one of two editions:
Ion Premier: A powerful and comprehensive solution designed to offer maximum scale, performance and intelligence with specific focus on optimizing the front-end. Ion Premier is designed for organizations delivering highly complex web experiences where performance is measured in milliseconds, such as top online retailers.
Ion Standard: Ion Standard is intended to provide industry-leading performance, offload, and availability with key insight and intelligence accessed via an easy to manage cloud-based service built on the Akamai Intelligent Platform. Ion Standard is designed to be ideal for customers who are looking to get up and running with out-of-the-box optimizations today, while maintaining the flexibility to easily customize their Ion deployments as business needs evolve.
"End user expectations related to the performance of their favorite web experiences continue to drive organizations to strive for an experience that come as close to instant as possible," explained Mike Afergan, senior vice president and general manager, Web Experience Business Unit, Akamai. "Our ongoing commitment to innovation drives the development of the enhancements and the new features and functionality we bring to market. We want to give our customers the technology they need to exceed their users' most demanding requirements, not only today, but also into the future."
Akamai® is the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications. At the core of the Company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.