Akamai Enhances Suite of Web Performance Solutions
October 11, 2017
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Akamai Technologies announced significant product innovations to enable customers adopting DevOps release cycles.

The enhancements to the suite of Web Performance Solutions underscore Akamai’s commitment to enabling their customers to work the way they want to work, while delivering the best web and mobile application user experiences.

"Every digital business is focused on agility and looking for ways to deploy and evolve their applications faster to ensure the best user experience possible," said Craig Adams, VP Product Management, Web Performance Business Unit, Akamai Technologies. "We believe that the enhancements to our suite of Web Performance solutions put us in lockstep with the needs of our customers, providing exceptional web experiences that are designed to drive loyalty and engagement, which have been shown to increase sales and revenue."

Akamai’s DevOps alignment focuses on three key areas: enabling customers to deploy Akamai as code, providing real-time visibility into applications running on Akamai, and helping developers modify applications easily in production.

To enable developers to take full advantage of Akamai’s solutions, the company provides a complete set of APIs to manage integrations with industry leading toolchain components like Terraform, Varnish, and Wordpress to simplify scripting and automation.

Akamai provides real-time visibility into CDN behavior and a global testing suite that helps customers to test and fix applications in real-time.

The company also offers accelerated platform operations that provide customers with the ability to deploy custom configurations and code across Akamai’s vast network in minutes, purge any content in seconds, and quickly revert to past configurations to facilitate rapid iterations.

Recognizing the critical link between digital performance and revenue for customers, Akamai also released mPulse Lite, a free version of its leading product for digital performance management (available for download in the company’s Marketplace). mPulse Lite identifies opportunities to improve user engagement by improving performance and prioritizes the most impactful optimizations to move business objectives forward.

In addition to the free version of the product, Akamai also introduced an IoS mobile application and companion IoS watch app so product owners can remain on top of application performance on the go, and both mobile apps are available for free download from the Apple App Store.

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