Akamai Software as a Service

Software as a Service (SaaS)

The SaaS market has experienced tremendous growth during the past several years, which has accelerated the transition of on-premise hosted applications to web applications that are hosted in the cloud and accessed over the Internet. The growth of the market, combined with sky-high expectations of customers, has introduced new business and technical challenges that SaaS providers must address in order to maintain a competitive advantage.

Akamai's Web Performance Solutions enable SaaS providers to deliver all their SaaS applications to any user (e.g. - customers, partners, and suppliers), on any device, anywhere in the world by overcoming the inherent challenges related to web performance, reliability and security. Additionally, Akamai’s cloud services provide SaaS Provider-specific capabilities on top of Akamai’s Web Performance Solutions, bringing together Akamai’s globally distributed Intelligent Platform™ with a comprehensive, integrated collection of web performance and reliability capabilities designed to meet the unique demands of delivering Software as a Service applications today and tomorrow.

Engage consumers with high performing SaaS applications

Consumers expect fast and engaging web and application experiences on any device. Utilizing the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ and our proven cloud services can help you overcome the Internet's inherent performance and security limitations to improve the performance, scalability and reliability of your SaaS applications.

Protect data and defend against attacks

To move faster forward you need to innovate without fear. Unfortunately, web security threats such as DDoS attacks and data breaches represent very real vulnerabilities for SaaS application providers. Akamai's highly scalable, always-on Cloud Security Solutions defend against these threats, helping you reduce the risk of network downtime, protect revenue and maintain web application performance during cyber attacks.

With Akamai, SaaS Providers can:

  • Improve global web and mobile application performance and availability
  • Defend web applications against DDoS and data breach attacks
  • Maintain high software availability during spikes in demand
  • Offload Internet traffic to reduce software-as-a-service hosting costs
  • Reduce operational costs of cloud-hosted applications
  • Speed time-to-market for cloud-based applications
  • Gain access to world-class expertise on SaaS performance and security

"The technology advances that Akamai provides are second to none. Akamai has a set of experts that help us design solutions that make our business profitable, and our customers happy." — Jeff Brock, Senior Operations Manager, Cloud Platforms, Autodesk

"Akamai's massive network presence gives my technical and business teams confidence that we can take our application into any global market and deliver the needed level of performance." — Jeff Darnton, Director of IT Operations, MINDBODY

"The solution set Akamai brings to the table is second to none in the marketplace, and what it can bring in terms of acceleration and security is something that we found truly unique, and matched the growth of our platform." — Drew Garner, Director of Services Architecture, Concur

"With Akamai in place, our customers are happy because they can quickly access our application and transact business." — Art Papas, Founder and CEO, Bullhorn

Additional Resources

  • Forrester Research Report on SaaS Enablement Tools

    Read the Forrester Report "Create a Winning SaaS-Based Digital Ecosystem For The Digital Business Era" to learn about the tools, technologies, and services that can help jump-start your businesses SaaS solution and help sustain it longer term.

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