The partnership gives customers an easily deployable solution that controls online traffic.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. and Queue-it, a startup that provides virtual waiting room software, have announced the expansion of their solution to offer enterprises a better way to handle surges in website traffic. The partnership gives customers an easily deployable solution that controls online traffic, treats site visitors fairly, and scales across Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform.

Akamai and Queue-it first partnered in March 2021 on a joint “Vaccine Edge” offering, which helped governments and health systems worldwide handle spikes in COVID-19 vaccine registration site traffic. The partnership lets enterprises integrate Queue-it’s virtual waiting room without touching their codebase via Akamai’s EdgeWorkers edge computing solution.

“Everything from hyped product releases to critical government applications now happen online,” said Queue-it CEO Niels Henrik Sodemann. “The expanded Akamai-Queue-it partnership helps today’s leading enterprises deliver fair online experiences no matter how much traffic the internet throws their way.”

“Today’s news shows the role edge computing can play in executing on critical internet campaigns across various business models,” said Shawn Michels, Vice President, Edge Product Management, Akamai. “Much like Akamai and Queue-it helped governments and health systems rapidly spin up vaccine registration waiting room capabilities, any organization doing business online can easily and securely deploy the same functions at massive scale.”

The Akamai-Queue-it solution is available to customers globally. For more information about the capabilities and simple implementation process, visit https://queue-it.com/blog/akamai-edgeworkers-waiting-room/.