Sukun JainSenior Software Engineer at Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
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Ion, Akamai’s flagship performance solution, is a suite of intelligent performance optimizations and controls that helps deliver superior web, iOS, and Android app experiences. Built on the SLA-backed availability of the globally distributed Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, Ion continuously monitors real user behavior — applying best-practice performance optimizations automatically — and adapting in real time to content, user behavior, and connectivity changes.
Azure Application Gateway is a web traffic load balancer that enables you to manage traffic to your web applications. Traditional load balancers operate at the transport layer (OSI layer 4 - TCP and UDP) and route traffic based on source IP address and port, to a destination IP address and port.
Akamai Ion is ranked 19th in Application Delivery Controllers while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is ranked 5th in Application Delivery Controllers with 10 reviews. Akamai Ion is rated 0.0, while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is rated 7.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway writes "Needs better security and functionality, and requires more intelligence to make it competitive". Akamai Ion is most compared with NGINX Plus, Citrix ADC and HAProxy, whereas Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is most compared with AWS WAF, F5 BIG-IP, Azure Front Door, HAProxy and Cloudflare.
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