What is a Cloudlet?

A Cloudlet is a value-added application that complements 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.

Cloudlet features


  • solve specific business or operational needs that complement Akamai’s core delivery products.
  • bring functionality to the edge of the Akamai network, resulting in fewer requests to origin.
  • are self serviceable. You can configure each Cloudlet through user interfaces or the Cloudlets API.