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January 2021 Archives

Courtney Hadden

Courtney Hadden

January 29, 2021 8:05 AM

Sustainability Requires Collaboration: Akamai's Grow ...

(picture courtesy of One Tree Planted) Akamai is committed to collaboration that inspires worldwide change. We know it's not enough to be environmentally conscious solely in our own business. To make a true impact on climate change, we need to use our unique position as a global corporation to encourage our partners to join us in taking sustainable action, participating in community improvement projects, and engaging in climate education.

Akamai

Akamai

January 29, 2021 8:05 AM

The Importance of Education in Furthering the Sustai ...

Author: Mark Porter, Director, Supply Chain & International Collaboration, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Mark Porter moved to REBA from Rocky Mountain Institute's Business Renewables Center (BRC) initiative in March 2019. Mark continues to support the BRC initiative across all areas and grow REBA's membership. He is developing initiatives to support supply chain engagement and international collaboration between NGOs acting in this space worldwide.

Jonathan Zarkower

Jonathan Zarkower

January 28, 2021 9:00 AM

Distinguishing Among DNS Services Part 3: Investment ...

This is Part 3 of a 3-part blog series highlighting some of the distinguishing aspects of Akamai's authoritative DNS services, Edge DNS and Global Traffic Management. Part 1 focused on Akamai's DNS platform and what sets it apart. Part 2 focused on the economics of authoritative DNS pricing models and how Akamai's approach is unique. In this final post in the series, we look at a less visible characteristic, which

Aaron Ahola

Aaron Ahola

January 28, 2021 8:05 AM

Our ESG Commitment: Investing in a Better World

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are quickly emerging as a key concern for investors. To use a musical analogy, the bow is just resting on the first string, with more notes sure to follow. At Akamai, our ESG instrument is well tuned and ready for the symphony to come, as evidenced by our 2020 Sustainability Report released this week.

Natalie Billingham

Natalie Billingham

January 27, 2021 8:05 AM

Working Together with Our Customers to Build a Susta ...

By now, we hope you've read Monday's and Tuesday's blog posts announcing the release of our annual sustainability report, our sustainability program, and the technical innovation behind it.

Ziv Eli

Ziv Eli

January 26, 2021 9:00 AM

How Page Integrity Manager Detects Real-World Mageca ...

Written by Ziv Eli - Engineering Manager, Security and Maor Hod - Senior Product Manager, Security In this blog, we will take a look at and break down a recent Magecart attack detected and mitigated by Page Integrity Manager. The impacted customer operates a large international e-commerce business in which one of its websites was compromised with a malicious script.

Tom Emmons

Tom Emmons

January 26, 2021 9:00 AM

PART I: Retrospective 2020: DDoS Was Back -- Bigger ...

Never before has the risk of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack been higher. In 2020, we saw record-breaking attacks, a DDoS extortion campaign impacting thousands of organizations globally, more emergency customer turnups, and more Akamai customers attacked than any year on record -- and we've been successfully fighting DDoS attacks since 2003! We also saw a big increase in attacks targeting verticals that haven't seen as much activity of late,

Simon Hearne

Simon Hearne

January 26, 2021 9:00 AM

Stacking CDNs for Improved Performance and Security

I recently worked with a client whose large e-commerce site was hosted with a popular cloud-based commerce solution. Its business was growing rapidly into new geographic markets, and it was not satisfied with the embedded content delivery network (eCDN) that was bundled with the cloud solution. We demonstrated that stacking CDNs -- adding Akamai's Ion solution on top of the eCDN -- could significantly improve performance as well as provide

Vinay Kanitkar

Vinay Kanitkar

January 26, 2021 8:05 AM

Maintaining an Energy-Efficient Edge Platform

Over the past 20 years, we've seen a lot of growth at Akamai. When I started at Akamai, we used to have traffic peaks of almost 200 Mbps. From that fledgling startup, Akamai has now grown to such a scale that we almost doubled network capacity in 2020 and were able to serve peaks of almost 200 Tbps. In short, just like the internet, Akamai has undergone quite the evolution.

Micheal McCollough

Micheal McCollough

January 25, 2021 9:00 AM

Congratulations to 2020 Akamai Partners of the Year

Last year proved to be a year like no other. We faced unforeseen challenges, including adjusting to a new way of working, collaborating, and conducting business. It is an honor for me to announce the Akamai Partners of the Year for 2020 who went above and beyond in this tumultuous year. These awards recognize Akamai Partner Program (APP) partners that consistently delivered significant sales successes, innovative solution partnerships, and unequaled

Mike Mattera

Mike Mattera

January 25, 2021 8:05 AM

Sustainability at Akamai: An Efficient Platform Powe ...

If I had a dollar for every time I heard "2020 was an unprecedented year", I could fund a clean energy project myself. And while we're tired of hearing it, it's true. Among the pandemic, U.S. presidential election, social justice movements, the finalization of Brexit, and many other new and life-changing events, it can be hard to find the good, let alone celebrate it.

Harish Menon

Harish Menon

January 22, 2021 9:00 AM

Streaming Traffic Peaks During Biden Inauguration

Live news streaming traffic during the Biden inauguration ceremony on January 20 peaked at 12 Tbps on the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform. The peak, which occurred as now-President Biden was taking the oath of office just before 12 PM ET, is roughly 8x higher than what we typically see for mid-day traffic on a weekday. However, it's still less than the 18 Tbps we observed during 2020 election night on

Jonathan Singer

Jonathan Singer

January 21, 2021 9:00 AM

Games Drive Christmas Web Traffic

If you turned on a new game console and/or downloaded video games over the holidays, you certainly weren't alone. New data from Akamai shows that game-related traffic delivered across our network was more than double the Q4 average on December 25, and up nearly 50% on December 26. During the same period, traffic for all other industries combined was relatively even compared to the rest of the quarter.

Jim Black

Jim Black

January 12, 2021 9:00 AM

Emotet: A Year in the Life of a Malware

Overview Emotet malware has been around since 2014, but 2020 saw a resurgence of attacks. In September 2020, Emotet affected 14% of organizations worldwide. So, what is Emotet? And why is it so dangerous?

Brian Apley

Brian Apley

January 5, 2021 1:00 PM

Tree-Tracker - Auditing a Log Harvest using IOT Edge ...

At long last, Blue Water Farm is generating revenue! Around 20 acres of our land consists of dense, mature hardwood of oak, maple, and beech, and we were able to contract to sell 65 maple and 25 oak trees to a logging company. I won't be retiring from Akamai any time soon from our logging windfall, but it's nice to see some revenue from our land, and clearing mature trees

Mike Mattera

Mike Mattera

January 5, 2021 9:00 AM

Keeping Emissions in Check During Unprecedented Inte ...

As I reflect on 2020 and the way in which the pandemic affected the business world, what stands out to me is the incredible increase in streaming content consumed on the internet. We've seen launches of some of the highest-profile streaming services to date between late 2019 and 2020. People are continuously streaming content and we need to consider the impact that increased viewership is having on the world. When