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Cloudlets: Now Available in 30-Day Increments

In order to provide our customers with a new level of flexibility, we are now offering monthly contract term options for our popular Akamai Cloudlets, the smart, scalable apps that operate at the edge to help simplify your web operations and improve user experience. The new contract options come...

Categories: Web Performance

Automate the Promotion of Changes Between Different Environments

Promotional Deployment is a terrific new package for Akamai CLI that enables you to automate the promotion of changes between different environments in your deployment pipeline. This means you can now integrate CDN changes into your deployment pipeline by simply parameterizing a single configuration file to cater to different...

Categories: CLI, DevOps

Introducing a New whoami Tool for DNS Resolver Information

The DNS tools “whoami.akamai.net” and its alias “whoami.akamai.com” have been used for many years, often as a step in the process for diagnosing how a CDN is directing traffic, locality, and network reachability issues. Whoami was originally introduced as a quick solution that, as often happens, ended up sticking...

Categories: Technology, Web Performance

Visit Akamai at O’Reilly’s Velocity + Fluent Conference in San Jose

The 2018 O’Reilly Velocity + Fluent Conference, June 11-14, is the place to be for the distributed systems, web performance, and DevOps communities to come together and share their latest work. The Akamai Developer team is thrilled to sponsor Velocity 2018; in addition, we’ll be delivering several can’t-miss talks...

Categories: Events, Web Performance

Deprecation of SOAP APIs for Global Traffic Management (GTM)

In the interest of keeping our developer and admin communities updated, here’s our latest Akamai deprecation/replacement announcement: As of May 1st, 2018, we disabled the Akamai Global Traffic Management (GTM) SOAP APIs. Specifically, we will no longer support these legacy SOAP-based GTM APIs: PublishTrafficManagement PublishTrafficManagementV4 MonitorTrafficManagement Those APIs have...

Categories: APIs

Getting Started with Application Security APIs and CLI

In a world where web applications are continuously evolving and deploying at a breakneck pace, automating web application security is more important than ever.  That’s why we’re excited to share our Application Security API and corresponding Akamai CLI for Application Security for use in beta to help you automate...

Categories: CLI, Security, Technology

Recap: Akamai at the Great Indian Developer Summit in Bangalore

The Great Indian Developer Summit recently held its 11th edition in Bangalore, and we on the Akamai Developer Relations team were proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of this influential event. The opportunity to interact with developers and admins like you through sessions and other conversations was extremely valuable...

Categories: Events, Technology

Visit Akamai at the DeltaV Conference, May 10-11

We’re proud to be a sponsor of the first-ever DeltaV Conference, to be held May 10-11 in London, where webperf fans from around the world will come together for two days of inspiring talks from elite web performance experts. As the world’s largest, most trusted cloud delivery platform, Akamai...

Categories: DevOps, Events, Web Performance

Introducing Custom Behaviors for Property Manager/PAPI

Advanced metadata serves an important role in the configuration ecosystem, providing custom functionality that cannot be configured via Akamai product features alone.  See the advanced metadata overview for more details on advanced metadata. However, advanced metadata as it’s typically used does have some known weaknesses (spoiler alert: we can...

Categories: APIs, DevOps, DevOps How To

Monitor and Optimize Third-Party Scripts’ Performance and Impact

This is one in a series of posts about the Akamai 2018 Spring Release. For an overview of the Spring Release, see our post here.  Almost every website today has third-party scripts running on it. Controlling how and when third-party content is displayed is an increasingly important part of...

Categories: Akamai 2018 Spring Release, Monitoring, Web Performance