What is Adaptive Media Delivery?
Akamai’s Adaptive Media Delivery is optimized for Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) streaming to
provide a high-quality, secure viewing experience across the broad variety of network types — fixed or
mobile — at varying connection speeds. Built on the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, Adaptive Media
Delivery provides superior scalability, reliability, availability, and reach.
The solution securely delivers prepared, pre-segmented HTTP-based live and on-demand streaming media,
including support for the following video and music formats:
- HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
- HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)
- Microsoft Smooth Streaming (MSS)
- Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (MPEG-DASH)
While Adaptive Media Delivery is both workflow- and origin storage-agnostic, Akamai’s complementary
Media Services Live and NetStorage can be combined with Adaptive Media Delivery for an efficient,
high-quality streaming media solution.