Brotli is an open-source, lossless data compression algorithm that has a higher compression rate than most other methods, like gzip.
With Brotli Support enabled, the CDN serves Brotli-compressed assets from your origin server and caches them on Akamai edge servers. If a requesting client like a browser doesn't support Brotli, the edge servers respond with non-Brotli resources.
Brotli Support doesn't compress resources within the Akamai CDN in real-time. You need to set up Brotli compression separately on your origin server.
Akamai edge servers send Brotli-compressed content to clients accepting the Brotli algorithm if either of these conditions is met:
A request comes from a client that accepts Brotli-compression. A request fielded by an edge server contains the Accept-encoding header that includes the
There's already Brotli-compressed content in their cache.
If the client accepts the Brotli algorithm, but a gzip-compressed version of the requested content is already cached on the Akamai edge server, the gzip resource is served to save time and bandwidth. If this is the case, you'll need to wait until the time-to-live (TTL) expires on the cached gzip content, before Brotli Support is applied. Once a Brotli-compressed asset is in cache, the CDN serves it to clients that support Brotli.
Updated about 1 month ago