Akamai’s Global Traffic Management service applies an Internet-centric approach to global load balancing designed to ensure high availability and responsiveness to user requests. Unlike traditional hardware-based solutions that reside within the data center, Akamai’s Global Traffic Management service is a fully fault-tolerant solution that makes intelligent routing decisions based on real-time data center performance health and global Internet conditions to ensure user requests are routed to the most appropriate data center using the best possible Internet route for that user at that moment. It’s the only load balancing solution that leverages the scale and speed of the Akamai Intelligent Platform™.
77Agency is one of the first companies in Europe to be awarded the status of Akamai Global NetAlliance Partner, and can now offer Akamai’s cloud-based web optimizing services alongside our new media marketing services.
Akamai® provides market-leading, cloud-based services for optimizing Web and mobile content and applications, online HD video, and secure e-commerce. Combining highly-distributed, energy-efficient computing with intelligent software, Akamai’s global platform is transforming the cloud into a more viable place to inform, entertain, advertise, transact and collaborate.
How Akamai Intelligent Platform Works
The Platform is made up of over one hundred thousand servers, deployed in over 75 countries and spanning the most important networks within the Internet, a single network hop away from 90% of Internet users. These servers are all controlled by Akamai software that is constantly monitoring Internet conditions, which allows the platform to:
Identify, absorb, and block security threats
Provide instant device-level detection and optimization
Make decisions based on comprehensive knowledge of network conditions
Present unprecedented business and technical insights