Akamai is the original Content Distribution Network, a technical solution to overcome the problem of latency (performance delay caused between the geographical distance between a person browsing the web and the website that he is visiting. A CDN will cache web content at various global locations to reduce this distance and thus improve performance. Another big advantage is that a significant part of the load resulting from web traffic will no longer hit your servers as it will be absorbed by the CDN.
The Akamai Intelligent Platform is the leading cloud platform for delivering secure, high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere. It reaches globally and delivers locally. It provides our customers with unmatched reliability and security. It delivers insight and visibility into their online businesses so they can execute faster and move their business forward in an increasingly hyperconnected world.
The hyperconnected world presents tremendous opportunities for businesses to lead through innovation and evolution. Four key trends shape today’s marketplace: mobile, media, cloud, and security. Each one represents its own set of challenges – and opportunities – for businesses. The power of the Akamai platform enables customers to navigate this landscape through one integrated solution.
The Akamai Intelligent platform manages the underlying complexities of the online business, from device and format proliferation, to application and network security, to performance and reliability issues, so that customers don’t have to. The Platform is made up of over one hundred thousand servers, deployed in over 75 countries and spanning the most important networks within the Internet, a single network hop away from 90% of Internet users. These servers are all controlled by Akamai software that is constantly monitoring Internet conditions.
Over the years, Key Performance has helped many customers to benefit from Akamai's high tech solutions. If you are interested in learning more about how you can benefit as well, please contact us or take a look at Akamai's website for more information.