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Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

April 26, 2013 9:42 AM

Video: Authenticating TV Everywhere

The complexities that come with building and operating TV Everywhere services have been well documented over the years. Making it easier is one of the key goals of Akamai's Sola Media Solutions. To that end, Brightcove, an Akamai NetAlliance Partner, recently announced the integration of its TV Everywhere authentication solution with our Sola Vision Identity Services. Joint customers can take advantage of the integration in their efforts to make premium

Barrett Mononen

Barrett Mononen

April 18, 2013 9:37 AM

Keeping it Simple at the 2013 NAB Show

Fresh off an action-packed week at this year's NAB conference, I wanted to take a second to reflect on some of the key takeaways that stood out for us at Akamai over the course of the show. The mantra of simplicity was present in full force, just as it was at IBC. Broadcasters and content providers are looking to dramatically simplify their workflows and truly bring them into the cloud. Those who

Akamai

Akamai

April 17, 2013 11:34 AM

Clarifying State of the Internet Report Metrics

In reviewing past media and industry blog coverage of Akamai's State of the Internet Report, we find that there has been some confusion about, or misinterpretation of, terms and/or data within the report. In advance of the upcoming publication of the 4th Quarter, 2012 State of the Internet Report, we thought that this would be a good opportunity to provide some additional clarification.

Noreen Hafez

Noreen Hafez

April 17, 2013 10:15 AM

Deploying More Effective Video Analytics: Analyze. O ...

This is the second installment in a series of posts that discuss various challenges of online video and how Akamai's Sola Media Solutions can be used to address those challenges.What goes into a successful media analytics strategy? How can video analytics help you control costs, ensure service delivery quality and maximize ROI? This was one of several recurring topics during the many conversations that we enjoyed during last week's NAB

Akamai

Akamai

April 10, 2013 9:44 AM

Serving at the edge: Good for performance, good for ...

Distribution: What good is it? You'll recall from Part I that I describe a scenario where the London node of a network has become overloaded in a DDoS attack. Now you may wonder why if all the users in that scenario going to London are having problems, what good is distribution? Some of you may have already noticed the benefit I glossed over earlier. In our example with a congested

Akamai

Akamai

April 8, 2013 1:00 AM

Serving at the edge: Good for performance, good for ...

Akamai's Chief Security Officer Andy Ellis recently commented on large DDoS attacks and how "size" can be misleading. In that post, Andy notes if you have more than 300 Gbps of ingress capacity, then a 300 Gbps attack is not going to hurt you too much. He's right of course. However, total ingress capacity is only part of the equation. Also important are the type of attacks you're facing and

Akamai

Akamai

April 3, 2013 10:05 AM

Why Do Media Companies Need Web Security?

Media companies, of course, have long enjoyed the video streaming and web performance benefits that Akamai provides. In fact, we'll be showing some of our latest content preparation, delivery and measurement solutions at the 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas. But that's not all.Many of our media customers also trust us to help them solve their security needs. Why? Media companies need to protect their Websites from DDoS attacks and

Frank Childs

Frank Childs

April 2, 2013 4:34 PM

KT and Akamai Team up to Build Operator CDN for Kore ...

This week KT and Akamai announced an important CDN deal. As the leading telecommunications company in South Korea, KT is another important strategic partner for Akamai as we continue to innovate and evolve how our CDN technology and business can bring benefits to telecom networks. In this instance, the basis for the CDN deployment is a Managed Operator CDN that leverages technology from our Aura Network Solutions group. Looking at

Lorenz Jakober

Lorenz Jakober

April 2, 2013 11:44 AM

Maximize Your Rich Media Delivery Investment

We all know that delivering high quality video experiences to end-users' increases engagement, reduces abandonment and benefits the business. To learn more about this topic read Chris Nicholson's post entitled "New Video Quality Study Examines Causes of Viewer Behavior."With the 2013 NAB Show just around the corner, media companies, however, should not forget that, for the most part, end-users discover and consume video based on where the video is displayed. One