Yottaa is a next generation adaptive CDN platform focused on web and mobile applications. The company was founded in 2009 in Waltham, MA and has received almost $40M in funding to date. Yottaa’s patented ContextIntelligence architecture allows businesses to manage, optimize and secure the end user experience without requiring infrastructure or code changes. It can be used to replace or extend an existing CDN.
Given the application-centric nature of their platform, Yottaa heavily targets the ecommerce market, with customers including eBags, Billabong, Chinese Laundry, and Fathead. The ContextIntelligence platform learns about each user to drive real-time optimization, while features like AppSequencing and InstantON delivery mobile web pages in a sequence best suited to the user no matter what device, browser, location, etc.
Yottaa does not publish a public network map or share much information about the reach and scale of the network. They have an estimated 70+ POPs around the world, although with their focus on ecommerce the bulk of their traffic is likely in North America.
Pricing and Contract Terms
Yottaa pricing is all custom and you’ll need to contact a sales representative to get a quote. They primarily serve mid-market and SMB clients and will be more cost competitive than a service like Akamai, especially for commerce businesses.
Yottaa is a mobile first CDN with several optimization and security features built for speeding up mobile websites, particularly ecommerce:
InstantON – uses metadata about an HTML page structure to automatically differentiate between static and dynamic elements and then optimize and deliver in the most efficient rendering path.
AppSequencing – gives the customer control over the rendering sequence of all the elements on their page for a smoother end user experience.
Web application firewall – protects the customer site from application layer DDoS attacks using IP and geo-based rules, including rate limiting and bot mitigation.
Why Choose Yottaa?
Yottaa is a solid choice for any company that utilizes applications, especially ecommerce and mobile. They have a variety of high end optimization tools for accelerating applications that would normally cost much more with a provider like Akamai. The company is probably most comparable to CloudFlare, although they do not offer the low-end ala cart type packages and pricing and instead focus their efforts more on mid-market and enterprise.