Ion, Akamai’s flagship performance solution, is a suite of intelligent performance optimizations and controls that helps deliver superior web, iOS, and Android app experiences. Built on the SLA-backed availability of the globally distributed Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform™, Ion continuously monitors real user behavior, applying best-practice performance optimizations automatically and adapting in real time to content, user behavior, and connectivity changes.
In general, the job of an API gateway is to provide a unified entry point for all API consumers and to govern all API traffic. However, there are challenges: API gateways are difficult to scale and are often restricted to a single data center or region.
To meet these challenges, Akamai API Gateway offloads API governance to the edge. This converts every one of Akamai’s globally distributed edge servers into an API gateway to maximize the scalability and reliability of your API authentication, authorization, and quota management policies.
Akamai Image Manager comes out of the box ready to do everything developers need to do with images and video to deliver a great web experience. Key features include an easy-to-implement media viewer, an exclusive perceptual-quality algorithm, and automated video optimizations that allow you to deliver high-quality, short-form video without worrying about byte size or bloated page or app weight.
Application Load Balancer
Akamai's Application Load Balancer (ALB) is designed to assist developers and admins who need to solve hybrid/multi-cloud application delivery and traffic management challenges. ALB helps you optimize performance and availability with fast, reliable global server load balancing.
EdgeScape provides IP geo-location business intelligence to allow you to run geo-specific business logic at your origin or at the edge. With EdgeScape's content targeting capability, you can easily and reliably block downloads from specific countries to comply with export regulations or provide localized content to people in specific geographic regions.
Download Delivery is a reliable, high-performance, file-based content delivery solution optimized to deliver large (>100MB) file-based content over the Internet.
Global Traffic Manager
Global Traffic Manager (GTM) is a DNS-based load balancing solution that balances traffic across both cloud-based and on-premise infrastructures. It provides a highly scalable, fault-tolerant load balancing solution that ensures high performance and availability under peak demands.
Fast DNS is a cloud-based DNS solution that provides 24/7 DNS availability, improves DNS responsiveness, and has the resilience to defend against the largest DDoS attacks. Built on a globally distributed Anycast network, it can be implemented as a primary or secondary DNS service, replacing or augmenting existing DNS infrastructure as needed.
Adaptive Media Player
The Akamai Adaptive Media Player (AMP) is designed to empower content providers by simplifying their player operations and ensuring quality online media playback to their web or app-based streaming video and audio experiences. In addition to optimizing the adaptive bitrate playback algorithms, AMP's integrated stream protection, analytics, and integration, and closed-caption support allow easy adoption of additional online media services without the headaches of staying on top of the shifts in this rapidly changing technology landscape.