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I work in Marketing/Sales for a Retail & Consumer Goods company.
I need to build and host a Web-based application for a big online promotion.

You know your organization could be more productive and achieve better results if employees, partners and customers would just use your Web-based enterprise applications more. But they don't perform consistently, and you question whether increasing IT infrastructure or bandwidth will fix the problem. Web Application Accelerator gives users worldwide a faster, more reliable application experience by applying acceleration and route optimization technologies of the Akamai platform. It's a convenient managed service that addresses core Internet issues no hardware appliance can solve. With Akamai you get the response times, security, and availability that drive application adoption and productivity — without a big IT investment.

Want faster Web applications without increasing IT costs? Akamai Web Application Accelerator...

Reduces capital and operational costs
Increases revenue associated with Web applications
Drives application adoption
Enhances user productivity
Minimizes application downtime
Scales on demand
Deploys quickly

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  1. 1. Akamai SolutionWeb ApplicationAcceleratorFaster, More ReliableWeb-based ApplicationsWith Lower IT Costs
  2. 2. Increased Online Bookings for Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific Airways of Hong Kong, the world’s sixth-largest cargo carrier by volume, was experiencing performance degradation for users trying to access its consumer, agent, and cargo extranet sites, hosted in Hong Kong, from other parts of the world. Within a few months of activating Akamai’s Web Application Accelerator service, Cathay Pacific Airways achieved a 65% increase in global site performance and a 65% increase in site traffic without additional infrastructure — an estimated annual savings in infrastructure of $1.5 million, and a significant increase in travel agent extranet adoption.“Increased site speed undoubtedly has been a major contributor to all of the beneficial effects we’ve seen on our sites over the past few months. Without Akamai, there is no way that a 100% increase in online bookings could have occurred.” Scott Ohman Manager, E-Business Commercial, Cathay Pacific
  3. 3. Akamai Accelerates Web ApplicationsFaster, More Reliable Web-based Applicationswith Lower IT CostsEnterprises invest heavily in developing Web-based applications that move BenefitS tO YOur BuSineSSprocesses like supply chain management, customer support, sales orders, • Improves Web application adoptionand extranets online — to boost revenues, increase productivity and reduce on a global scalecosts. But centrally-located applications don’t always perform consistently,and when they’re slow or unreliable users become frustrated or avoid using • Fast ROI-payback in just 2.2 monthsthem altogether. Infrastructure buildouts require additional capex and • Improves dynamic Web-based applicationrarely solve the problem, pushing ROI even further out of reach. Akamai response times by up to 5xWeb Application Accelerator delivers the response times, security, and • Improves end-user application availabilityavailability that drive application adoption and productivity — and requires by eliminating Internet bottlenecksno hardware, no software, and no code changes. • Managed service helps reduce capital andWeb Application Performance Directly impacts Business. operational costs by eliminating data centerDoes Your infrastructure Deliver? buildout and reducing bandwidth needsWeb-based enterprise applications can capex for IT infrastructure. Akamai also • Eliminates down time and losthelp organizations to be more produc- gives you visibility into Web application productivitytive and achieve better results — if they performance and insight into users and • Helps SaaS providers increase performanceoffer consistently high performance usage patterns to help you make better and reliability, drive adoption, and fuelto all users, worldwide. Akamai’s Web business decisions. subscription renewalsApplication Accelerator is a convenient Whether you are delivering B2Bmanaged service that addresses core • Drives increased usage of revenue applications such as Software as a Ser-Internet issues. It accelerates dynamic, generating applications vice, extranet portals, Product Lifecyclehighly-interactive Web applications • Promotes use of new applications Management, Sales Force Automa-securely, resulting in greater adoption and automation, in lieu of costly tion, eCommerce, Social Media, orthrough improved performance, higher manual legacy processes any custom Web-based application oravailability, and an enhanced worldwide enterprise software products such as • Provides a secure environment foruser experience. It ensures consistent SAP®, Oracle® or Microsoft SharePoint® critical business processesapplication performance and deliv- — Web Application Accelerator caners capacity on demand, where and • Increases scalability to accommodate peak help your business.when it’s needed — without significant usage on demand • Drastically reduces performance related Akamai Web Application Accelerator helps make the following it help desk support initiatives successful • Infrastructure Consolidation • Security • Data Center Optimization • Service Oriented Architecture • Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery • Software as a Service • Virtualization • Cloud Computing
  4. 4. “Based on the IT cost savings benefits alone, the payback period from deploying the Akamai WAA service averaged 2.2 months for the companies surveyed, yielding an average return on investment of 580%.” — IDC White Paper sponsored by Akamai, Measuring the Return on Investment of Web Application Acceleration Managed Services, IDC #220102, October 2009 How Web Application Accelerator WorksMOre inSight fOr BetterBuSineSS DeciSiOnSWith Akamai’s fast, accurate, andsecure reporting tools you canmeasure performance and betterunderstand the usage of your Web-based applications. Through theEdge Control Management Centerportal, you can:• confirm successful application delivery• gain intelligence into your user base by identifying unique Akamai ensures consistent, predictable application performance on a global scale, visitors and their geography, even under the most challenging Internet conditions. operating system, and browser 1 Akamai’s dynamic mapping system directs user requests for secure application• identify hot pages via top URL content to an optimal Akamai server. by visitor volume 2 Route optimization technology identifies the fastest and most reliable path back• troubleshoot and understand to the origin infrastructure to retrieve dynamic application content. traffic hit distribution 3 A high-performance transport protocol transparently optimizes communications• monitor performance gained between the Akamai server and the origin, improving performance and reliability. by using the optimized Akamai 4 The Akamai server retrieves the requested application content and returns it to ‘paths’ vs default Internet paths the user over secure optimized connections.• view real-time and historical Thousands of businesses trust Akamai to distribute and accelerate their Web content, traffic and origin offload patterns applications and business processes, including leading organizations such as Cathay• monitor performance-based Pacific Airways, Informatica, the U.S. Air Force, and many others which have deployed service level agreements Akamai Web Application Accelerator. Our managed service leverages the Akamai Plat- form — a network of tens of thousands of secure servers equipped with proprietary software and deployed in over 70 countries. With Akamai, you can accelerate dynamic Web-based applications consistently worldwide — up to 5x faster than you do today without the need for any specialized hardware.
  5. 5. What’s Included with WebApplication AcceleratorWeb Application Accelerator — Improves performance and reliability ofWeb-based applicationsAkamai netStorage — Globally distributed replicated storage areas fordigital assetsimplementation Services — Akamai’s offerings are supported by anaward-winning Professional Services team.This highly-experienced team of consultants has integrated advanced servicesfor over 2,900 Akamai customers, including large enterprises, through a well-established Akamai Enterprise Service Methodology. Example: Visitor Reporting Example: Application Performance ReportingSince implementing the Akamai Web Application Accelerator solution,Informatica has improved worldwide portal performance by 205% whileoffloading its origin by 30%. Even the time it takes to log in to the portalhome page has been reduced by 66% — critical to portal adoption.
  6. 6. The Akamai DifferenceAkamai® provides market-leading managed services for powering rich media, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. Having pioneered the content delivery marketone decade ago, Akamai’s services have been adopted by the world’s most recognized brands across diverse industries. The alternative to centralized Web infrastructure, Akamai’sglobal network of tens of thousands of distributed servers provides the scale, reliability, insight and performance for businesses to succeed online. Akamai has transformed theInternet into a more viable place to inform, entertain, interact, and collaborate. To experience The Akamai Difference, visit www.akamai.com.Akamai technologies, inc.u.S. headquarters international Offices8 Cambridge Center Unterfoehring, Germany Bangalore, IndiaCambridge, MA 02142 Paris, France Sydney, Australia ©2009 Akamai Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited.Tel 617.444.3000 Milan, Italy Beijing, China Akamai and the Akamai wave logo are registered trademarks. Other trademarksFax 617.444.3001 London, England Tokyo, Japan contained herein are the property of their respective owners. Akamai believes that theU.S. toll-free 877.4AKAMAI Madrid, Spain Seoul, Korea information in this publication is accurate as of its publication date; such information(877.425.2624) Stockholm, Sweden Singapore is subject to change without notice.www.akamai.com