The Optimized Transport API

The Optimized Transport (OT) API integrates a partner WAN with Akamai’s overlay network, which is based on the existing Sure Route IP (SRIP) network. WAN tunnels over Optimized Transport benefit from a set of services that less secure Internet IPSec Tunnels lack. These SRIP services include:

  • Enhanced routing over the Internet

  • Resiliency against Internet congestion events

  • Improved packet delivery and mitigation against lossy paths

Who Should Use This API

This API is for network administrators, project managers, and technical support providers who implement Optimized Transport for an organization. It assumes that you have a working knowledge of OT features and how the configurable objects interact. If you are not familiar with these topics, see Optimized Transport API Resources for more information.

Getting Started

Before using the Optimized Transport API for the first time:

  • Contact your Akamai representative to enable it for your account.

  • Review the OPEN API Introduction on tools that Akamai provides.

  • Review OPEN API Provisioning to create your OPEN API access credentials and authorizations. As detailed in the OPEN API Identity Model, you then access the API using custom hostnames that looks like this:

Last modified: 8/7/2017