Cloud services

Cloud services offer powerful benefits for the enterprise, from greater productivity and enhanced efficiency to significant cost reductions and simplified IT management. Enterprise cloud computing can also enable the mobile services that employees increasingly use when accessing corporate data and applications.

But many enterprises still struggle with the barriers of complexity, reliability and security when seeking to adopt cloud services. Rapidly evolving technology presents enormous technical challenges. User expectations for the web experience are sky high, even as popular technologies like online video and CDN streaming make it harder than ever to meet those expectations. And new threats that exploit the vulnerabilities of cloud services seem to emerge almost daily.

For enterprises seeking to take advantage of everything that cloud services have to offer, Akamai provides a leading suite of solutions that simplify, protect and enhance the performance of websites, web applications, media delivery and other cloud-based technologies.

Enable cloud services with Akamai

Akamai is a global leader in solutions that make the Internet and cloud services fast, reliable and secure. Our technology is revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere in the world.

Our solutions are built on the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, the world’s largest cloud-based platform for securely distributing and accelerating web content, enterprise applications and online video. Processing more than two trillion Internet transactions every day, our massively distributed platform provides businesses with significant advantages in terms of performance, cost, reliability and security of cloud services.

Benefits of Akamai’s cloud services solutions

  • Speed. The Akamai Intelligent Platform accelerates cloud services with intelligent software that overcomes unreliable networks, congestion, inefficient protocols and malicious attacks. Patented algorithms map users to the most optimal servers, shape content for the most efficient delivery and route traffic along the fastest paths.
  • Security. Akamai cloud security solutions are built with the intelligence gathered from delivering 15 to 30% of the world’s web interactions every day. Our security experts continually analyze data from hundreds of millions of unique IP addresses and our distributed architecture deflects, absorbs and filters malicious requests close to the attack source.
  • Scalability. The scale and capacity of our Intelligent Platform enable cloud services to keep pace with the increasing volume of web traffic, proliferation of devices, complexity of interactions and growth of cyber threats. Our technology for content delivery networks has helped us deliver streaming video for many of the world’s largest live events and to serve peak traffic conditions during heavy shopping seasons.

Learn more about cloud services, and about Akamai solutions for mobile CDN and DDoS protect.