Amadeus Signs Pact with Akamai for Web-Based Services
Amadeus, the technology partner and transaction processor for travel and tourism industry, has signed a global partnership agreement with Akamai, the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device anywhere to improve the performance of all web-based services and applications used by Amadeus and its customers, including airline e-Commerce websites and Amadeus’ own suite of booking tools.
Under the terms of the agreement, Amadeus customers across all segments will be able to leverage the benefits of the Akamai Intelligent Platform, which provides route, protocol, and application layer optimizations for the internet in order to deliver content and applications more quickly, reliably, and securely.
The partnership between Amadeus and Akamai was first tested with five Amadeus customers from 28 countries worldwide. As part of the pilot for airline e-commerce customers in particular, one large network carrier’s home-page response time performed 3.7 times faster than before. At the same time, the response time for accessing Amadeus’ owns Flex Pricer calendar via the Amadeus e-Retail engine was 3.1 times quicker than previous speeds.
The Akamai Intelligent Platform, which delivers as much as 30 percent of global web traffic on any given day, is designed to transform the chaos of the Internet into a predictable, scalable, and secure platform for business. Akamai provides the security, scalability, and visibility customers require to more easily and cost-effectively move mission-critical applications to the cloud. Amadeus powers more than 260 websites for over 100 airlines in more than 110 countries around the world.