Available Cloudlets

Here is the list of all available Cloudlets:

Cloudlet name

Description

API Prioritization

For applications that call resources like JSON or XML, API Prioritization lets you specify which calls have priority and are sent to the origin during high-demand situations.

Application Load Balancer

Offers intelligent, scalable traffic management across physical, virtual, and cloud-hosted origins without having to send load feedback. It can automatically detect load conditions and route traffic to the optimal data source while maintaining custom routing policies and consistent visitor session behavior.

Audience Segmentation

Provides hassle-free traffic segmentation and stickiness without degrading performance, which is often beneficial for A/B and multivariate testing. This Cloudlet creates stable test populations at the ​Akamai​ edge by assigning a cookie value to the user.

Edge Redirector

Helps IT and marketing users manage large numbers of redirects more efficiently. By executing redirects at the ​Akamai​ edge, you can reduce round trips to the origin and offload hits from your origin infrastructure.

Forward Rewrite

Helps you create, based on in-bound request information, human-readable and search engine optimization-friendly (SEO-friendly) URLs for dynamically generated pages.

Input Validation

Helps strengthen your web forms against abuse or monopolization from brute force and behavioral attackers. It does this by validating form fields and values in incoming requests. In addition, this Cloudlet provides the ability to limit the number of valid form submissions and invalid attempts per user. Once the limit is reached, additional requests are denied (403) or redirected (302) to a custom "penalty box."

Phased Release

Helps facilitate the rollout of code changes to production. With this Cloudlet you can move a percentage of visitors to the new experience or deployment while also retaining the flexibility to roll back immediately should you encounter challenges.

Request Control

Lets you provide conditional access to your website or application by defining and managing allow lists and deny lists based on the IP and geography associated with incoming requests.

Virtual Waiting Room (Beta)

Helps maintain business continuity for your dynamic applications in high-demand situations. It acts as a front-end “shock absorber” when peak traffic increases require the origin for transaction processing such as shopping cart check-outs, donation pages, service/application subscriptions, and form registrations.

Virtual Waiting Room uses First In First Out (FIFO). FIFO is a fair request processing mechanism. Visitors who enter your waiting room first, are the first to leave the waiting room to enter the origin. While in the FIFO waiting room, visitors see their estimated arrival time to enter the origin. When visitors are in the waiting room, updates to the time remaining, and retries to the origin are all automatic.

Note: Currently in beta.

Visitor Prioritization

Helps maintain business continuity for your dynamic applications in high-demand situations. It acts as a front-end “shock absorber” when peak traffic increases require the origin for transaction processing such as shopping cart check-outs, donation pages, service/application subscriptions, and form registrations.

Visitor Prioritization uses probability and percentage based prioritization for entry into the waiting room and origin.

To learn about the Cloudlet categories and how to operate each of them, see Get started with Cloudlets.


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