How it works

IP Accelerator leverages the ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč Intelligent Platform‚ĄĘ. This powerful platform is controlled by ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč‚Äôs software and is constantly monitoring Internet conditions in real time. Acting as an intelligent Internet overlay network, ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč‚Äôs servers route traffic around Internet congestion and ensure that application data travels the fastest and most efficient routes between endpoints. ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč‚Äôs Intelligent Platform‚ĄĘ offers tremendous scalability, self-healing, and fault-tolerance capabilities, as well as monitoring and control mechanisms.

Delivery of application content via the ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč Intelligent Platform‚ĄĘ proceeds as follows:

  1. Each end user request is directed to an ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč EdgeServer via ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč‚Äôs intelligent DNS.
  2. Upon receiving a request for content, an ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč EdgeServer retrieves the appropriate content from the origin data center and delivers the resulting content to the requesting user.

Trips to the origin server to refresh and retrieve content are optimized via proprietary shortcuts which reduce latency and improve application performance.

how IPA works