We're pleased to announce new capabilities to the Ion solution - adding greater user insights and even faster responsiveness to benefit users across networks, devices and browsers.
We understand your need to provide the fastest, most reliable and secure web experiences possible, regardless of where your users are, or how they choose to connect with your brand.
Speed Up Time to First Byte with EdgeStart
Akamai has introduced additional real-time image optimizations that automatically transform images into lightweight, high quality advanced image formats - WebP and JPEG-XR (or JXR) - specifically suited for browsers that support them. This results in less data required to deliver a superior web experience to a variety of web browsers - between 30% and 50% smaller files at the equivalent image quality.
Helping customers maximize their investment is our primary focus. As part of this commitment, we're placing the power of the platform into your hands, by introducing a new tool in the Akamai Control Center to help customers evaluate the effectiveness of specific web optimizations. This capability will test a variety of configurations against your website and make the web performance impact and streaming video results available in the portal to help evaluate the relative effect of optimizations.
From the First Hit to the Last Byte Fast, Scalable and Secure DNS
Resolving the initial host name request quickly is paramount to meeting user performance and response time expectations. Fast DNS, now included with Ion, offers a fast, secure and scalable DNS solution that leverages the globally-distributed and highly scalable Akamai-Anycast DNS network. Fast DNS can act as either Primary or Secondary DNS, delivering, unparalleled DNS reliability, scalability and performance.
Akamai understands that your business relies on consistent and reliable visibility into the performance your customers' web experience, across browsers, networks and devices. This release provides a longer window for capturing historical RUM data to identify key areas for performance improvement and attention. We've also introduced reporting for Adaptive Image Compression, so that you gain better visibility into image optimizations based on network conditions.