Network performance firm Akamai has unveiled Aqua Ion, a performance optimisation service aimed at the mobile device space.
The company said that the platform brings together a number of components based on its acceleration services. Aqua Ion can optimise traffic both on the server end and on mobile devices, it added.
Akamai said that it would offer the Aqua Ion service to customers in two main packages. A regular Aqua Ion service will offer services to optimise application performance through multiple browser versions and focus on improving performance on various devices.
Meanwhile, the company said that the Aqua Ion Mobile suite will be optimised to improve the delivery of network-based applications on mobile devices. The suite includes customised tools designed to optimise both locally-installed and web-based mobile applications.
"With Aqua Ion, we're taking a large step forward by providing a powerful set of integrated technologies designed to intelligently optimise performance for the unique requirements of the web experience. It's no longer enough to think about one situation and not practical to deploy a collection of disparate tools," said Akamai web experience business unit general manager, Mike Afergan.
"The new web technologies introduced in just the past five years have shifted the focus away from simple websites to highly engaging web ‘experiences' delivered across browsers, networks and devices."
Akamai said that users would be able to purchase both platforms though its service level agreement structure.
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