Companies looking to optimize the availability and responsiveness of their Web-server and data-server applications use Akamai's Global Traffic Manager service to choose the optimal site and path when accessing origin servers. Unlike hardware-based solutions, we take a unique Internet-based approach to load balancing to ensure users can always reach your Web sites and data centers efficiently.
How it Works
Akamai continuously monitors Internet conditions and performance of your global and mirrored sites. We maintain an updated map of the best routes around outages, congestion, and vulnerabilities, and analyze real-time data including packet loss and latency to continuously refresh the map. When requests are made to the origin server, we route them to the optimal site based on policy rules and Internet conditions. If the primary data center is unavailable, Akamai automatically fails over to a secondary data center.
Why route traffic globally with Akamai?
- We monitor the whole Internet – not just servers in your network
- Performance improves through route optimization
- Reliability improves with Akamai's global redundancy
- Lowers your costs – eliminating additional hardware
- Lets you modify properties and allocation on the fly
Integration and Professional Services
Akamai solutions are supported by an award-winning team that has integrated hundreds of Akamai customers across a number of Akamai service offerings through a well-established methodology.