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Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

October 23, 2012 2:05 PM

Akamai Rocks with Global Citizen Festival

While last month's Global Citizen Festival drew more than 60,000 people to the Great Lawn in New York City's Central Park, Akamai helped bring the live concert to a massive online audience around the world by delivering the video stream over our Sola Sphere media platform. The Festival was streamed live around the globe in HD quality by Premiere Festival Sponsor, Vividas. The event, which was organized by the Global

Nicola Peill-Moelter

Nicola Peill-Moelter

October 19, 2012 3:28 PM

Batteries Included: A Leaner and Greener Internet u ...

The electric grid experiences the same daily peak demand issues as our freeways and the Internet with everyone wanting power at the same time during the middle of the day.  This makes providing power more expensive because extra power plants have to be built to meet this peak demand.  Servers that provide the world's Internet content are also their busiest during this peak power period.  And with the Internet consuming

Akamai Edge

Akamai Edge

October 11, 2012 5:11 PM

Akamai Edge 2012

Here in Las Vegas, Akamai Edge 2012 is off to a great start. Customers have arrived from dozens of countries across the globe. The Aria is buzzing and we're so glad everyone has finally made it.  It is so great to have employees, customers, and partners of Akamai all in the same place ready to share their knowledge- networking is in full swing! In the last two days, we've heard from

Akamai

Akamai

October 5, 2012 2:09 PM

Tim on a tablet in Toledo...? No Problem

Anyone following the Akamai blog for the past few weeks will have seen a lot of talk about this thing we're calling "situational performance." Product Manager Assaf Kremer explained why one size doesn't fit all in today's web performance world. M.J. Johnson, a Product Marketing Director here at Akamai - and his whiteboard - were ready for a close up to illustrate how user situations impact web performance.Now, it's Mike

Stephen Ludin

Stephen Ludin

October 3, 2012 2:40 PM

HTTP/2.0 - What is it and Why Should You Care?

An Aging StandardHTTP is old.  How old?  Let's look at a timeline to start:1991 - HTTP/0.91996 - HTTP/1.01999 - HTTP/1.12013? - HTTP/2.0 Our beloved protocol that has been powering the information age in which we all live has been kicking around for over 21 years. Further, it has not had a major version change in 13!  Using the dog year's metaphor, this puts the invention of HTTP back in the

Akamai Edge

Akamai Edge

October 3, 2012 12:22 PM

Global Industry Leaders to Gather at #AkamaiEdge 201 ...

The largest annual gathering of Akamai customers and partners, the Akamai Edge Conference, is taking place next week at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and will feature speakers from more than 40 companies. Registration information and the complete agenda can be found at: www.akamai.com/edgeBusiness and technology leaders from Amadeus, Build.com, Cisco, CTV, Grainger, GREE, Guitar Center, Symantec, USAA, Visa, and many others, are scheduled to present during

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

October 1, 2012 10:22 AM

Information, not Hope, is the Key to Surviving DDoS ...

On any given day, Akamai delivers 15-30% of the world's web traffic, including some very high-profile sites.  We also receive large volumes of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and provide DDoS protection services to act as a buffer between our customers and the attackers.  In a typical week, Akamai and/or our customers are the target of two significantly-sized attacks of 10 or more Gigabits per Second (Gbps) and countless