Cloudlets are value-added applications that complement Akamai's core delivery solutions to solve specific business challenges. Cloudlets bring a site's business logic closer to the end user by placing it on the edge of the content delivery platform.

The Cloudlets API v3 allows you to create and view Cloudlet policies and policy versions for shared policies only. In addition, use this API to:

  • Activate a Cloudlet policy version on either the staging or production networks.

  • Delete a Cloudlet policy.

  • Upgrade a legacy policy to a shared policy.

  • View the activation history of a Cloudlet policy.

Use this API to set up these Cloudlets:

  • Edge Redirector. Helps you more efficiently manage a large numbers of redirects. 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.

  • Audience Segmentation. Provides hassle-free traffic segmentation and stickiness without degrading performance. This is often beneficial for A/B and multivariate testing.

  • Virtual Waiting Room (Beta). Virtual Waiting Room helps maintain business continuity for your dynamic application through the use of a waiting room page in high-demand situations. 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.

See Welcome to Cloudlets for the current set of Cloudlets.