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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"

Sandeep Singh

Sandeep Singh

March 5, 2019 11:00 AM

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

Meeting the Expectations of Millions as They Go Online on The Election Day The 2019 General Elections could possibly be the most important Election event ever, in India... As India advances towards the general elections, this year, it will be the world's largest democratic exercise, and the biggest test ever for digital news publishers. India has close to 900 million eligible voters, and an estimated 500 million have access to

Anthony Larkin

Anthony Larkin

March 4, 2019 6:00 AM

Enhancing API Gateway With Request Throttling to Man ...

API traffic is exploding online and across the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform. APIs are the connective tissue among organizations driving innovative and integrated digital experiences. As these experiences are mission critical for organizations to monetize partnerships, create connections for employees, or enable modern application architectures, they need scale, protection, and governance to be successful.

Shantanu Kedar

Shantanu Kedar

March 4, 2019 6:00 AM

HTTP/2 Will be Automatically Enabled by Default on t ...

Users demand digital experiences that are fast, secure and visually engaging. To deliver on user expectations, companies craft web experiences that are richer and more interactive with the goal of driving more engagement. The result is increasingly complex websites that are comprised of high resolution images, heavy javascript, videos, personalization, and other third-party content.

Vaishali Sangtani

Vaishali Sangtani

March 4, 2019 6:00 AM

DataStream - The Real World Benefits of Real time Lo ...

Beijing Summer Olympics, 2008 - I remember the butterflies in my stomach as I saw Michael Phelps touch the wall to win his 7th gold at 100m butterfly. It was a record time of 50.58 but everyone was biting their nails because the difference between winning and losing here was only a hundredth of a sec.

Anthony Larkin

Anthony Larkin

March 4, 2019 6:00 AM

What's New in Web Performance? - March 2019

Organizations that do business on the web are at various stages in their digital transformation journey. Some are developing some of the most innovative and immersive digital experiences on the web, others are, for the first time, figuring out how to safely move applications to the cloud with minimal disruption to the user experience, and most are somewhere in the middle.