Why your business needs IBM Cloud Content Delivery Network

Your users are expecting faster load times for your web applications. Improve your users’ experience and reduce bounced sessions by delivering content at record speed and caching content closer to your users on the Akamai network.

Automatically scale your service on the Akamai network with pay-as-you-go pricing. Protect your web applications from various attacks by adding a content delivery network (CDN) between your users and your infrastructure.

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Akamai coverage

IBM Cloud® has partnered with Akamai to offer the most comprehensive features, while ensuring affordability. This partnership combines Akamai's presence — nearly 1,700 networks in 136 countries — with IBM's global cloud footprint of 60-plus data centers in 19 countries, to bring the content closest to where you need it most — your users.

How it’s used

Accelerate delivery of static files

Host and serve website assets — images, videos and documents — and user-generated content in cloud object storage. Ensure faster, more secure delivery to users worldwide.

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Accelerate dynamic websites

Use the new Dynamic Content Acceleration capability of IBM Content Delivery Network to optimize the performance of dynamic, user-specific non-cacheable objects.

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Diagram showing the Dynamic Content Acceleration user journey

Boost global app performance

See how the IBM Cloud Delivery Network provides high speed and low latency to serve users over long distances and at peak times — up to 14x faster than accessing files directly from the origin host.

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Benefits of using Akamai CDN

Market-leading CDN scale, global reach and performance

Akamai CDN offers leading performance and offload for workloads, and scenario-based performance optimization. Move content near users and leverage the Akamai Intelligent (Global Edge) Platform.

Fully integrated and easy to use

Akamai CDN seamlessly integrates into the IBM Cloud™ environment, with multitenant capabilities for easy cloud-client management. It drives API-driven delivery and client-level billing and reporting.

Cost efficient

This market-leading CDN offering saves you from expensive network build-outs. Plus, the Akamai CDN supports wholesale pricing that enables competitive delivery.

Simpler, faster content delivery

Use case support

Reliably supports all major content delivery use cases and content types.

Seamless API integration

Masterfully integrates through a full set of APIs for streamlined connectivity.

Automatic scaling

Scale your service globally on over 2200 points of presence in 36 countries.

Usage-based pricing

There are no extra storage fees. Pay only for the bandwidth you use.

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Case study

IBM Content Delivery Network provides the availability, speed and data protection to deliver AI insights from IBM Watson® to fans — helping them to improve their rosters and to make better game decisions.

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Efficient delivery. No extra storage fees. And you only pay for the bandwidth used.