New features of the Akamai Web Application Accelerator system include a new service level agreement assuring network availability, enhanced pre-fetching capabilities, strategic global deployments, as well as the addition of real-time application performance reporting.
Existing customers will automatically receive all these benefits without any software or hardware upgrades, or at any additional cost.
Akamai has also announced the availability of pre-defined integrations for the acceleration of SAP, Oracle and IBM Websphere Portal applications. These pre-built integrations provide business-to-business customers with a faster return on investment, said Akamai.
“As businesses realise the benefits of using web-enabled applications to help support global organisations, partners and customers, the need to find platforms and solutions that can support these applications outside of the firewall is critical,” said Neil Macehiter, an analyst at Macehiter Ward-Dutton.
“Businesses need not only to think about security, but also speed of delivery, reliability and ease of access. Properly planned and delivered, these kinds of web-enabled applications can be a major success factor in today’s commercial environment,” said Macehiter.
Akamai accelerates customers’ Web applications using a number of techniques, including dynamic mapping, route optimisation and connection optimisation technology.
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