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Friday, October 21, 2011

Akamai Solutions for Cloud Computing

Akamai Solutions for Cloud Computing is meant to accelerate, scale and fortify applications and platforms running in the cloud.

In other words, Akamai is in the ADN (application delivery network) business and it supports cloud computing platform.

The benefits of Akamai solutions for cloud are:
  1. Cloud acceleration; performance
  2. Cloud business continuity; fail-over, load balancing
  3. Cloud security
  4. Cloud applications and data storage;high availability
How does the EdgePlatform or Akamai Intelligent Platform work in this manner ?

First of all, it is a distributed computing platform, means it is client server architecture with peer-to-peer client capability.

Secondly, this distributed computing platform can be deployed into cloud computing environment.

To setup Akamai's ADN for cloud based application (SaaS), first of all, setup a cloud environment. Then deploy the application into the cloud environment. Finally, deploy ADN on top of the application for web traffic control and management.

Examples:

Company Industry Solution Key Impacts
Standard Chartered Bank London, Hong Kong, Singapore Financial services 1.) Dynamic site accelerator 2.) Web application accelerator 1.) Improved speed of delivery of web site by 500%. 2.) Increased secure online transaction performance by 100%. 3.) Enabled annual infrastructure and significant operating savings. 4.) Supports significant growth in online banking application adoption. 5.) supported 20% increase in online banking transaction volume. 6.) Gained ability to quickly expand into emerging markets.
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Travel 1.) Dynamic site accelerator 2.) Web application accelerator 1.) 100% increase in online bookings. 2.) Estimated annual savings of up to $1,500,000. 3.) Significant increase in agent extranet adoption. 4.) 65% increase in traffic without additional infrastructure. 5.) 65% increase in global site performance. 6.) Considerable infrastructure savings per year. 7.) Confidence in its online presence
HP Company, Palo Alto, CA Technology Web application accelerator 1.) 60% reduction in response times from Europe and a 50% reduction in Asia. 2.) Elimination of customer and partner complaints 3.) Zero capital expenditure.

Also refer to 'Akamai Provides the DDoS Solution to AIMS'

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