For website and web application owners, managing the many URL redirects associated with regular marketing activities, CMS and platform migrations, or site architecture changes can be burdensome. Using 301 and 302 URL redirects are a great way to ensure your site content continues to be accessible as your site structure evolves over time. Vanity URLs are also useful for branding and marketing campaigns. But, as more redirects pile up as your site content changes location or is retired, URL redirects can become difficult to manage and when managed improperly can have a negative impact on SEO and performance. It’s easy to get bogged down by all the inbound requests from marketing teams to set up or change redirects on an ongoing basis.
The Edge Redirector Cloudlet from Akamai is an application designed to help you easily manage large volumes of URL redirects and offload them to the Edge of the Akamai Intelligent Platform for additional performance and offload from your cloud computing infrastructure.
Edge Redirector comes equipped with the Cloudlets Policy Manager, an intuitive rules based user interface to help you setup up and manage your URL redirects and can also be configured via an included API. Flexible match criteria and the ability to set start and end dates for redirects provides increased control over your content. Even easier, the Edge Redirector Cloudlet allows you to extend URL management capability to your marketing team without giving them full Akamai portal access saving you and your team lots of time and headaches responding to ticket requests.
Edge Redirector decreases time to redirect from the Akamai Edge, effectively reducing round trips and provides additional origin offload. Unlike DIY or 3rd party solutions Edge Redirector takes advantage of the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing additional scale and performance in addition to offload.
Cloudlets are self-provisioned and self-configured via Luna Property Manager and Cloudlets Policy Manager. You can also manage Cloudlets functionality via included API.