Content Characteristics - Large File

This behavior allows you to optimize the delivery of large files for your Akamai Cloud Embed (ACE) CDN customers (our "Subcustomers").

Note: This behavior is used exclusively in base configurations for the Akamai Cloud Embed (ACE) product.


  • You need "Large File Delivery" enabled. To include the Content Characteristics - Large File behavior, you must enable the Large File Delivery option in the Sub-Customer Enablement behavior for an ACE base configuration. Also, the Content Characteristics - Large File behavior must be added to the same rule that contains the Sub-Customer Enablement behavior, in which you've enabled the Large File Delivery option.

What do these options do?

Use the settings here to optimize delivery of large files for all Subcustomers registered with this ACE base configuration.

You can override the Origin Object Size setting you define in this behavior on a per-Subcustomer basis by generating a policy for that Subcustomer using the ACE API, and using the appropriate settings in the content-characteristics behavior.

Large file delivery for ACE, including the use of this behavior, and the generation of individual Subcustomer policies to configure it, is described in detail in the ACE - Implementation Guide.