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Alex Balford

Alex Balford

October 12, 2020 5:00 PM

Preparing the Edge for a Big Year in Live Streaming

Next year is shaping up to be a big one for live streaming. Typically characteristic of even years, when many major international sporting events take place, 2021 looks like it could defy the trend. Akamai is predicting an unprecedented surge in live streaming that will start in late 2020 and continue throughout 2021. During this stretch, we could realistically see 50 million people concurrently streaming a single live event. That's

Alex Balford

Alex Balford

October 12, 2020 5:00 PM

What's New in Edge Delivery

Welcome to day two of the Akamai Platform Update! Today, we're focusing on Akamai's edge delivery products as well as other complimentary products that help drive great digital experiences. The last several months have been nothing short of unprecedented as lockdowns, quarantines, and other protective measures enacted by governments and organizations drove a sudden and dramatic shift in user behavior, which in turn has driven enormous traffic levels. Akamai's importance

Alex Balford

Alex Balford

April 20, 2020 8:00 AM

Ensuring Business Continuity During Peak Times: 6 Re ...

A sudden and dramatic surge in internet traffic, much of which is driven by video streaming and game and software download events, is testing network infrastructures with unprecedented volume. The 30% increase in global traffic Akamai delivered from the edge during the past month, compared to the ~3% growth during a typical month, illustrates the impact COVID-19 has had on the internet. As a result, regulators, ISPs, and many Akamai

Alex Balford

Alex Balford

March 25, 2020 6:30 AM

March 2020 - What's New in Delivery, Services and Su ...

Welcome to Day 3 of Akamai's March 2020 Release. Before we dive into today's new and exciting announcements, just a reminder of the week's schedule: Monday was Day 1 for security with enhancements to Bot Manager, Fast DNS, Kona Site Defender, Managed Security Service, Prolexic Routed, and Web Application Protector. Tuesday added another day of security updates, including for Enterprise Threat Protector, DNSi CacheServe, Fast DNS, and Identity Cloud. Wednesday

Alex Balford

Alex Balford

December 19, 2019 8:55 AM

Akamai Improves Global Delivery Performance

As part of Akamai's ongoing investments in improving delivery performance, last month we completed the worldwide deployment of the Bottleneck Bandwidth and RTT (BBR) TCP congestion control algorithm across our Edge Platform. The BBR algorithm is designed to help improve the reliability and resiliency of data by optimizing the rate at which it's transmitted over last-mile networks to end users. After more than a year of extensive testing, we've rolled

Alex Balford

Alex Balford

October 11, 2019 3:00 PM

October 2019 - What's New in Media?

Today, Akamai announced the October 2019 Release, which introduces new capabilities to our Media product line with a focus on helping customers accelerate their cloud transformation using the power of the edge. Within Media, the new enhancements are highlighted by: Scalable forensic watermarking support from the Akamai Edge, pre-integrated with leading third-party providers to provide a more effective way to trace piracy back to the source. The new Access Revocation

Alex Balford

Alex Balford

May 23, 2019 9:00 AM

The Financial Implications of Online Video Quality

A single instance of video rebuffering could result in more than $85,000 in lost revenue. That's one of the key findings in Understanding the Value of Consistency in OTT Video Delivery, a new report that Akamai has released in conjunction with MTM, a research and consulting firm specializing in media and technology. The report combines research data alongside insight from interviews with senior execs from numerous premium video distributors to

Alex Balford

Alex Balford

March 4, 2019 6:00 AM

Securing CDN Delivery with TLS at Massive Scale

The growth of HTTPS on the Internet Amidst ever-growing security concerns, providing protected Internet connections is more important than ever. The movement towards an Internet that places more emphasis on data integrity and confidentiality is taking place swiftly. HTTP connections are giving way to HTTPS as the growth in encrypted communications continues.

Alex Balford

Alex Balford

October 10, 2018 5:00 AM

Streamline OTT Delivery using Cloud Origins with Clo ...

By 2020, an estimated 92% of all workloads will be processed in cloud data centers. The emergence of public cloud providers has changed the way organizations build, deploy and manage their applications and workflows.