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Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan

April 17, 2019 11:00 AM

Traffic Management for Peace of Mind

Ensure Quality of Experience and Readiness with CDN Capacity Overflow Have you ever planned and launched a system with painstaking detail and, at some point in time, something unexpected breaks the system? An unexpected event might be an unanticipated scenario (a bug!) or user adoption beyond expectations (hello Fortnite!). These events can lead to gut-wrenching times when a fix to address the event takes a long time even though the

Del Fowler

Del Fowler

April 10, 2019 11:00 AM

Do High Vanity Bitrates Choke Your Live OTT Service ...

Studies show that video consumption demand is growing faster than capacity. While capacity overhead does exist, current trends suggest that we'll see more bottlenecking on last-hop connectivity, especially with regionally targeted content.

Chris Wraight

Chris Wraight

April 8, 2019 3:00 PM

People Spent More Time with Their Mom this Mother's ...

The first major peak traffic event for online shopping in the United Kingdom is Mother's Day, held this year on Sunday, March 31. As we did during peak holiday traffic events last year, we tabulated and analyzed aggregate statistics from global online retail traffic that touched nearly 100 retail websites and mobile retail apps, providing Akamai with more than 5 billion daily data points. We also extracted data for

Frank Paolino

Frank Paolino

April 5, 2019 2:53 PM

Akamai's Adaptive Media Player Advances for NAB 2019 ...

Introduction Akamai Adaptive Media Player (AMP) helps publishers insert quality media playback experiences into web, mobile, and connected-TV applications. Publishers can leverage Akamai AMP for a single, modular SDK that pre-integrates playback, delivery, monetization, and measurement to ensure a fast, reliable, quality deployment. This can greatly reduce efforts and give a faster time to market. Heading into NAB 2019, the AMP team at Akamai is excited to announce the release

Akamai

Akamai

March 25, 2019 11:00 AM

March Release: Q&A with Ari Weil

Shortly after Akamai announced the March 2019 Release with new features and capabilities across its security, performance and media product lines, Akamai's VP of Product Marketing, Ari Weil, took over Akamai's Twitter account for a live March Release Q&A.

Jim Black

Jim Black

March 22, 2019 9:00 AM

Securing Your Direct Internet Access Connections

With the rapid uptake in SaaS applications and the ease of moving enterprise applications from the data center to the cloud, many global companies are transforming the way they connect branch offices. In the past, the conventional approach was to connect all of your locations over an MPLS Wide Area Network (WAN) and then send all branch traffic over that to a regional HQ or even a single global HQ.

Sandeep Singh

Sandeep Singh

March 14, 2019 11:00 AM

Get, Set, Election, Go: Preparing For The 2019 Elect ...

Chapter 2: Election Day Challenges and Opportunities for Digital News Publishers It will be all about optimizing for Scale, Performance, and Efficiency while maintaining their security posture ... If 2014 was anything to go by for us at Akamai supporting digital publishers, 2019 is going to be an even bigger moment in India's internet history. The first chapter of the blog, listed a few trends on the role of the

Del Fowler

Del Fowler

March 7, 2019 12:00 PM

CDN Tuning for OTT - "Why Doesn't it Already do That ...

When you initially onboarded your OTT traffic to a CDN, you probably went with default settings. And to be honest, why wouldn't you? A standard media configuration is designed for the short http-based segment delivery at scale. It removes the bottleneck of your origin connectivity, taking you from a couple of hundred Mb/s to several Gb/s (and Tb/s) of OTT traffic to your customers as your service grows. So, do

Barry Greene

Barry Greene

March 6, 2019 1:30 PM

Global Traffic Management for Cloud, Data Centers, a ...

Twenty years ago it would be common to have multiple data centers load balanced with specialized devices. The applications in multiple data centers would use the Domain Name System (DNS) to look up the application destination. The DNS system would be set up to with multiple data center locations. This would "round robin" the results between the data centers. If you have four data centers, the customers would get "round-robined"