Ion extends the core capabilities of Akamai's Cloud Delivery Platform with performance features. No matter how users choose to connect, Ion generates seamless experiences across different types of devices and network conditions. Akamai continuously monitors real users, applies best practice performance optimizations automatically, and adapts experiences to content, user behavior, and network conditions change. Ion combines the scalability of Akamai’s global content delivery platform with fast dynamic content acceleration, leveraging Akamai's cellular optimizations to lower both latency and user engagement disruptions.
Dynamic Site Accelerator
Dynamic Site Accelerator is a CDN solution that improves performance regardless of the origin location. Built on the SLA-backed bedrock of Akamai’s global cloud delivery platform, Dynamic Site Accelerator provides improved reliability, offload, and network performance compared to the original web infrastructure. DSA handles the specific requirements of dynamically generated content without a costly hardware build-out. Using real-time network optimizations and advanced caching techniques, it speeds and secures interactive websites, helping you scale immediately and easily to meet sudden needs like holiday shopping or flash sales.
mPulse, Akamai's universal, intelligent Real User Measurement (RUM) solution, monitors and fixes website and application performance issues and improves user experience. mPulse technology and data science have the capabilities for detailed performance and advanced error analysis, and it correlates them directly to business metrics like conversions, page views, and revenue.
Image Manager makes life easier for developers in a number of different ways. For starters, you can create and deliver any variant image you need with a simple change of URL. These variants include changes in size parameters, background color changes, and more. That means developers no longer have to rely on multiple admin UIs or other inefficient methods.
APIs are crucial for enabling new customer-focused business models. Akamai API Gateway provides a single entry point for all API consumers and governs all API traffic. The Akamai Intelligent Platform provides API Gateway functionality that maximizes scalability and reliability while enabling you to push governance, authentication, and authorization to the edge.
OTA Updates and the Akamai Intelligent Platform let customers securely download firmware to vehicle head units over cellular networks. For mobile carriers, OTA Updates differentiates user-originated traffic from OTA traffic using a list of permanent IP addresses as filters for zero rate billing (ZRB). For vehicle manufacturers, OTA Updates enable aggregated traffic reporting, traffic reporting by vehicle, and complete download notifications.
Global Traffic Management
Global Traffic Management helps internet users access your website or IP applications with greater reliability. It applies an internet-centric approach to global load balancing to increase site availability and responsiveness to online user requests. Unlike traditional hardware-based solutions that reside within data centers, the fault-tolerant Global Traffic Management service makes intelligent routing decisions. These are based on real-time data, center performance health, and global internet conditions. They transport user requests to the appropriate data center based on the best internet route for that user at that moment.
Akamai Cloudlet applications allow developers to easily deploy application logic at the edge, which means you don’t have to build or maintain this logic at scale. The applications provide a wide range of capabilities which extend functionality, decrease latency, and simplify your web operations as decisions are offloaded to the edge.