There is a problem in the IT industry today ...
As billions of IoT devices and applications are connecting to the Internet, managing the scalability and related data is a growing and complex task.
Access to a network that has the scale and capacity to serve the traffic needs of disparate geographic regions and offset cellular congestion.
Enable new connected device and app development to be faster and agile.
Mitigate security risks with mutual authentication, access control, and DDoS resiliency. Keep your devices and data safe.
Ingest information to make quick decisions to better manage your business, solutions, and your customers’ experience.
Minimize the effort and maximize your focus. Our managed solution allows you to focus on your core while leveraging a purpose-built solution that has the MQTT capabilities you require.
Reduced CapEx and Costs
Invest in your devices and applications rather than in infrastructure to carry the payload. Position yourself for a positive ROI by off-loading the high capital and operational costs of building a solution.
Hosted and fully integrated on the global Akamai IoT Edge Cloud, IoT Edge Connect seamlessly, simply, and securely connects IoT devices and applications for real-time data collection and messaging. Offering mutual authentication and access control for increased security, IoT Edge Connect provides an ISO-compliant MQTT broker for application developers or IoT-enabled product owners. Key Value Store and an integrated Edge Data Stream gives managers the ability to handle the data in a flexible and optimized manner across the Internet edge network.
Enables customers to use any standard client seamlessly, with the full wealth of features available from a typical origin MQTT broker at Internet scale.
Support for customer-specific (third-party) certificates in a flexible SSL/TLS program.
Global Edge Network
Access a network that has the scale and capacity to meet the demands of disparate geographic regions and offset cellular congestion for the increasing numbers of connected devices or applications.
Via an API, allows customers to move authentication functionality to the Akamai Edge Cloud rather than requiring these decisions to be made through interaction with origin infrastructure.
Reduces radio usage by terminating connections quickly at the Edge. Messages are routed reliably and efficiently without incurring unnecessary retries and drops by the device.
Fully Managed & Integrated
A managed cloud service that is fully integrated so you can plug and play. No need to integrate additional services to get a robust solution.
Geographical Data Isolation
Inherently manages the data segregation and privacy to comply with local laws.
Key Value Store
A flexible database for in-line storage of a variety of data sets.
Edge Data Stream
Enables easy movement and temporary storage of data from one point to another. Provides recovery and consistency across multiple back-end data centers.
Fully managed cloud services allow you to focus on your core business and outsource the network and support services.
Mutual SSL Identity Authentication for IoTRead the White Paper
Connect your global fleet
Real-time communication is at the core of customer service; airlines need to send accurate and timely information about flight status, baggage delivery, and other information to ensure smooth operations and customer satisfaction. Collecting vast amounts of critical operating data accurately from across a fleet of planes and equipment requires scale, real-time delivery, and a global edge cloud network.
Expand your connected fleet effortlessly to anywhere in the world
According to the U.S. DOT, on average, 100,000 flights carry 8 million passengers from 40,000 airports worldwide every day. The Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform enables connecting your worldwide fleet at scale.
Avoid chaos and confusion with instant updates
Legacy flight info messaging can have delivery failure, delays, or out-of-order messages. Akamai's real-time, ordered, and synchronized messaging is designed to help ensure streamlined operations to reduce support cost and enhance customer experience.
Go real-time for your mission critical global operations
Simultaneous messages from a large number of devices can cause network congestion. Akamai's globally distributed intelligent edge platform enables much higher throughput and real-time performance. For complex, interdependent airline logistics, every second counts.
Enhance business continuity with Akamai's world-class security
Information security is the highest priority for airline operational safety and customer privacy. Built on the Intelligent Edge Security Platform, Akamai's messaging service provides encryption, identity management, authentication, and DDoS protection for all your messages.
Delight your customers with guaranteed message delivery
Other message services depend on continuous connectivity and can take hours to connect a large number of users and devices. Akamai has shown it can connect them in just a few seconds. Akamai also retains messages for seven days, enabling robust, in-order delivery of critical global operation messages to enhance efficiency and big data analytics.
Simplify maintenance of safety-critical systems with automated updates
Managing a diverse array of airline equipment such as engines, software, seating data, and entertainment systems is a challenge. Akamai's push messaging allows notification of the latest updates instantly as soon as they become available, which facilitates managing safety-critical airline systems throughout the fleet.
Differentiate your brand and rooms
Differentiating your brand is a top priority. A managed service that is easy to deploy across geographies, especially at scale, is a base requirement for hotel owners. Making the technology work for each room and delivering a seamless experience is an ongoing challenge as scale increases.
Enhance customer loyalty with personalization
Today's demanding guests expect to personalize the hotel experience with the same connectivity as in their smart homes. Connecting hotel room devices like key access, lighting, HVAC, curtains, and room service can create a positive guest experience and keep them coming back. Akamai's messaging service enables you to manage all rooms to the specifications of your guests.
Reduce IT resources and get to market faster with a fully managed cloud service
Implementing infrastructure to connect, manage, and monitor millions of connected room devices in a secure and reliable manner is a huge challenge. Akamai's fully managed service provides a comprehensive solution, including state-of-the-art security, data collection, storage, and global distribution pre-integrated in a single messaging service offering to greatly reduce costly IT resources, simplify global deployment, and get to market faster. Serverless, simple, and scalable.
Delight your customers with real-time messaging worldwide
Hotels are everywhere. Today's high-performance apps like Digital Key need to be responsive anywhere your guests demand. The Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform is close to your hotel in thousands of cities, in hundreds of countries worldwide, providing real-time access to your data and applications from any of your locations.
Enhance business continuity with Akamai's guaranteed message delivery
If a network outage or congestion occurs, you may not be able to reconnect and collect all your room data quickly and easily. Unlike alternate solutions, Akamai's technology is designed to reconnect all of your hotel's connected devices in a matter of seconds instead of taking hours. Akamai's state-of-the art security, collection, and seven-day storage reliably supports message delivery for business-critical operations.
Optimize your operations at scale
Your diners are getting more tech-savvy and so should your restaurants. Optimizing the back-of-house operations to maximize the front-of-house customer experience is what the Internet of Things is all about.
Delight your customers with the tastiest, healthiest food in the fastest time
Besides monitoring freezers, refrigerators, and fryers to improve operations, connecting your entire restaurant can also optimize kiosk ordering, digital promotions, and in-vehicle ordering and payment. The slowness and limited scale of alternate solutions could limit your ability to collect this additional data. The Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform supports a massive number of data points to alleviate concerns of data limitations.
Reduce IT resources and move faster to market with Akamai's fully managed cloud messaging service
Alternate messaging services require you to integrate separate components to collect, secure, store, deploy, and manage your solution. Akamai's fully managed service provides an entire solution, pre-integrated in a single product offering to reduce costly IT resources, simplify global deployment, and get to market faster. Simple, serverless, and worry-free.
Ensure business continuity with world-class security and guaranteed message delivery
If an outage or network flap occurs, alternate service providers may not be able to reconnect to all of your stores and equipment quickly and easily, causing errors in monitoring. The Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, with state-of-the-art identity, encryption, and authentication, is designed to reconnect millions of devices within seconds so you can keep on cooking and serving your customers.
Optimize your restaurant operations with real-time insights at global scale
Collecting, storing, and managing all the connected devices in thousands of restaurants all over the world is a huge challenge. Akamai's distributed edge network is close to your restaurants, in thousands of cities, in hundreds of countries worldwide, providing real-time access to your restaurants' data-driven business insights. Centralized cloud services cannot match this high performance.
Connect cars securely from anywhere
Cars make up the largest portion of the connected device market, pushing the bounds of the IoT and messaging infrastructure — demanding unprecedented scale, security, and flexibility. The requirement to connect millions of cars and collect a broad range of data has left automakers looking for a highly scalable and globally distributed messaging framework.
Grow your business at scale, worldwide
Alternate messaging platforms have a limit on the maximum number of devices you can connect. Akamai offers a highly scalable, highly distributed, and globally available intelligent edge messaging solution, so you can add new models each year without capacity planning concerns.
Delight your customers with guaranteed message delivery
Cars are seldom driven 24 hours a day. Device messages need to be retained within the system to ensure they are delivered when the car is reconnected to the network. Akamai retains messages for seven days, allowing even weekend-only sports cars to get your critical messages.
Significantly reduce cost and complexity of your in-car apps
Limits on the number of data points and message size can prevent sending large files like navigational map microtiles, requiring automakers to break them up in smaller sets. This results in additional cost and complexity. Akamai can send file sizes up to 256 MB, allowing large data content within one message.
Enhance safety, security, and reliability of your cars with real-time performance
Critical emergency messages in Smart City applications require high security and guaranteed delivery to a large number of connected cars. The Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform and its state-of-the-art security technology enable real-time messages, in the right order, with a global 100% reliability guarantee.
Connect millions of players in real time
Today's gamers greatly value social networking aspects like finding, connecting, and communicating with their friends to enhance their online gaming experience. Messaging services need to deliver on that expectation or risk losing players. Game developers and platform providers need global scale, real-time performance, and strong security in a messaging solution.
Expand your gamer base globally
Connecting a large number of gaming clients simultaneously on a global scale is a big challenge. Akamai's globally distributed intelligent edge platform addresses your scaling problem, allowing you to connect millions of gamers in real time worldwide.
Delight your gamers through guaranteed message delivery
Connections sometimes drop or slow down, causing a frustrating gaming experience. Akamai's technology is designed to ensure your gamers reconnect and continue their in-application chats in real time and in the right order. Unlike alternative solutions, Akamai can handle a vast number of connections every second.
Don't let your small messages create big invoices
If you send lots of small messages with other messaging services, you may be getting overcharged. Akamai's fees are based on total GB of data delivered, whereas most of the other cloud providers do message metering.
Deliver new data-driven solutions through real-time messaging
Some messaging platforms limit number of messages per second. With global scale and a high-throughput edge messaging platform, Akamai helps you push unique in-game digital offers and promotions instantly to your entire gaming community around the world.
Real-time messaging for millions of global users.
Online chat is quickly being adopted across many industries. Infrastructure to support the adoption needs to keep pace. Whether it's tens of thousands or hundreds of millions of chat messages, businesses require scale, security, and a platform that is easy to operate. The MQTT protocol is best suited for the burgeoning online chat use case.
Expand your customer base instantly with a platform that scales
With millions of people chatting worldwide, you need scale in your messaging service. With its enormous distributed global footprint, Akamai supports millions of users on its messaging platform, giving you room to grow and add users without capacity planning or building out and managing a global network.
Build strong customer trust and loyalty with guaranteed message delivery
If an outage occurs, your platform may not be able to reconnect all of your users quickly and easily. Akamai can typically reconnect a vast number of users in a matter of seconds instead of taking hours. Akamai's advanced MQTT broker is designed to ensure that millions of different chat messages are synchronized in correct order and delivered in real time to enhance the user experience.
Deliver powerful experiences by easily integrating video in your chat
Images and videos go right along with chat services. Akamai, unlike most of its competitors, supports large message sizes of up to 256 MB within its messaging solution, so you do not have to manage and pay for additional storage services.
Delight your chatters with real-time performance as if they were next door
Chat users are spread out everywhere. The Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform is close to users in thousands of cities, in hundreds of countries worldwide, providing real-time response from any locations on your chat apps. Centralized cloud services cannot match this responsive performance.
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